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Azucena

Vintage Azucena furniture is elegant and inviting — the esteemed mid-century Milanese manufacturer’s wall lights, armchairs and side tables, which are marked by simple symmetry and thoughtfully contrasting materials, can likely be found in the living rooms of design lovers all over Italy.

Azucena was founded in 1947 by three leading figures of 20th-century Italian architecture: Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua. The trio initially established Azucena in order to furnish the interiors of buildings they’d designed but found a robust business opportunity in manufacturing individual pieces from those collections for postwar consumers. And as the company founders borrowed the brand name from a conniving character in the Giuseppe Verd opera Il Trovatore, it is appropriate, then, that the furniture for which Azucena is known is practical but exudes a hint of playfulness.

The best of Italian modernism combines cheekiness and bold functionality with provocative and thoughtful design, and Azucena is deeply rooted in that tradition. While its brass-and-walnut mid-century-modern-era dining tables and stackable coffee tables — created by the likes of Dell’Acqua and Vico Magistretti — are exceptionally unobtrusive in small spaces and framed in clean lines, Dominioni designed chunky, enveloping armchairs during the 1970s upholstered in striking red fabric.

Among Azucena's most successful and iconic designs is also Dominioni's most famous piece of furniture: the minimalist Catalina chair. After it debuted at the Milan Triennial in 1957, the Catalina chair, with its generously curving enameled steel frame and plush leather cushion, became an instant sensation. Dominioni’s other enduring designs for Azucena include the Monachella lamp, the ABCD armchair and the versatile Cilindro ottoman.

Italian furniture manufacturer B&B Italia acquired Azucena in 2018 and has reissued a number of designs from the legendary brand’s portfolio, such as the Imbuto lamp, the Catalina armchair and the Cavalletto table.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Azucena lighting, tables, seating and more.

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Italian "Porcino Terra" Floor Lamp for, Azucena, 1960s
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Italian midcentury modern design floor lamp adjustable in height model “LTE13 Porcino Terra” designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni and produced by Azucena Milano from 1968. Chromed stee...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Metal

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Chest of Drawers in Lacquer and Brass, 1970s
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chest of drawers in cream lacquer and gilt brass. Work realized in the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Azucena

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Brass

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Pair of Bedside Table MB1, Azucena
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Argelato, BO
Rare walnut wood nightstand (MB1 model), designed by the Italian architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni for the Azucena company. Like other works by the famous author, these bedside table...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Walnut

Midcentury Ignazio Gardella wall lamps Mod. Lp5 for Azucena, Italy 1950s
By Ignazio Gardella, Azucena
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Pair of Ignazio Gardella wall lamps Mod. Lp5 for Azucena, Original brass structure, black lacquered brass and prismatic pressed glass diffuser desi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Glass

Midcentury pair of single beds by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Stunning pair of single beds model Francesco Giuseppe with tinted iron structure designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, original structure in perfect vintage condition with ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Brass

LP01 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni Azucena 1970s Italian Design Armchair Silver Lamp
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Brescia, IT
LP01 lampada da poltrona Luigi Caccia Dominioni Azucena, 1979 Diffusore cromato verniciato bianco nella parte interna Pelle marrone in perfetto stato di conservazione Perfettamente...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Metal

LP01 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena 1970s Armchair Brass Lamp
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Brescia, IT
LP01 lampada da poltrona Luigi Caccia Dominioni Azucena, 1979 Diffusore in ottone verniciato bianco nella parte interna Pelle nera in perfetto stato di conservazione Perfettamente ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Metal

"LP1" Caccia Dominioni Azucena Italia Design MidCentury Ottone 2 Lampade Parete
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Brescia, IT
"LP1" set of 2 Luigi Caccia Dominioni by Azucena 1950s Glass ball shade, frosted inside (original 1950) Brass frame Excellent condition. Glass in perfect condiction Perfect working...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena

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Brass

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Azucena furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Azucena furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Azucena furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 251 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 16 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Azucena were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Gae Aulenti, and Sergio Mazza. Prices for Azucena furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $384 and can go as high as $41,053, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,500.

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