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Azucena Stools

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.

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Creator: Azucena
Luigi Caccia Dominioni low back stools, Italy 1960s
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Rare low stools by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, Italy ca. 1960. Elegant design with typical Dominioni lines, created out of an oval base and arch shaped backrests. The stools ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Azucena Stools

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Velvet

Azucena Catilina Upholstered Stool by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Novedrate, IT
From the moment it was first presented at the XI Triennale in Milan in 1953, Catilina became one of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s classics. He loved the design so much that guests in his studio would settle down by his desk to chat in these chairs. At first glance you would be forgiven for assuming this unusual object to be unfinished. Instead Caccia Dominioni created both a new chair and defined how to sit in it. Catilina is not designed for relaxation and letting go but for thoughtfulness and elegance. You could almost be transported back to ancient Rome ensconced in the seat of the Roman senator, Lucio Sergio Catilina, after whom the chair is named. In turn, the chair harks back to medieval thrones...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Azucena Stools

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Leather

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni Fasce Cromate Sofa, New Mohair, Italy, 1960s
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"San Martino" Daybed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, Italy 1960s
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"San Siro" Plum Cloth Settee by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, Italy, 1967
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Azucena Cilindro Ottoman Brass Finish by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
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Azucena ABCD Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
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Azucena Toro Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
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Designed for the Monticello country club on the outskirts of Milan, the Toro sofa and armchair can be admired from every angle and confidently take up centre stage. Why Toro - bull in Italian? Because you can literally “take it by the horns” thanks to the metal frame emerging through the padding. The seat arms terminate in handles that allow you to move and rotate the furniture with consummate ease. The Milanese country club guests used to configure and reconfigure the seating as required, moving them closer together to converse or further apart for peace and quiet. These bulls are docile and easy to handle. More like Sitting Bull, the legendary Sioux leader who features in so many films and Italian cartoon...
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Luigi Caccia Dominioni armchair for Azucena, Italy ca. 1960
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Luigi Caccia Dominioni Fasce Cromate Sofa, Model P11, Azucena, Italy, 1960s
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Azucena Stool in Printed Textile
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Azucena stool upholstered in a printed textile for The Apartment. Brass base. Designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 1963. Contemporary production by Az...
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Azucena stools for sale on 1stDibs.

Azucena stools are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of leather and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Azucena stools, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original stools by Azucena were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider stools by Rossana Orlandi, Federica Biasi, and Paolo Rizzatto. Prices for Azucena stools can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,180 and can go as high as $3,180, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,180.

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