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Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

Italian, 1913-2016

To join the centenarian club is a remarkable feat in itself, but to live for over a century and leave a lasting impact on the world of Italian mid-century modern furniture design — just as pioneering industrial designer and architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni had — is extraordinary. His vintage table lamps, coffee tables, chairs and other furnishings are demonstrative of exemplary technique, theory and quality workmanship — all characteristics of the Milanese designer’s signature style.

Caccia Dominioni graduated from Milan’s oldest university, the Polytechnic University of Milan, in 1936. A leading center for design innovation during the first half of the 20th century, the institution’s alumni includes notable Italian architects and designers such as Gio Ponti, Vittoriano Vigano and brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. In 1937, the Castiglioni brothers and Caccia Dominioni opened a multi-award winning studio together and presented groundbreaking designs for radios in Bakelite shells at the 1940 Milan Triennial.

The Second World War forced Caccia Dominioni to pause his professional ambitions in order to serve in the Italian military, and the postwar years saw much of his most esteemed designs take shape. In 1947, alongside Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, Caccia Dominioni founded the furniture manufacturing company Azucena, where he designed iconic pieces such as the Catalina chair and a range of lighting that includes the Lp10 wall light, the Lsp3 wall light and the Lsp6 flush mount light.

Like a fine Italian wine, Caccia Dominioni got even better with time. He collaborated with the likes of Olivari and Lualdi well into his 80s, debuting legendary pieces such as the C.d.o. chair and the Super door. And while many of his celebrated architectural works materialized during the 1950s and 1960s — such as the Teatro Filodrammatici and the Galleria Strasburgo — one of Caccia Dominioni’s best known structures, the fountain in Milan’s Piazza San Babila, was built near the end of 20th century when the designer was 83 years old.

Caccia Dominioni was a winner of the Compasso d’Oro, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the design industry. When he died at 103 in 2016, he left behind an exceptional legacy of furniture design and architectural innovations.

Find vintage Luigi Caccia Dominioni chandeliers and pendants, floor lamps, armchairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Pair of Rattan Armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, c.1960s
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern rattan armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, circa 1960s.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Rattan

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Vintage Folding Chairs for Vips Residence Milano
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Milano, IT
Nice set composed by 4 folding chairs designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for the italian manufacture Vips Residence Milano in the 60's. The structure of the chairs is made of durable...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Steel

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Leather

Luigi C. Dominioni for Azucena Pair of Lounge Chairs in Leather
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
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Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, pair of lounge chairs, leather, metal, Italy, 1960s This rare pair of cubist lounge chairs executed in brown leather are designed by Luigi Ca...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Metal

Set of Six Red Catilina Chairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena 1958 Italy
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of six stools Catilina with frame in painted steel, seat top in multi-layered wood, and upholstery-shaped polyurethane cushions covered with red fabric. This iconic seat was desi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Mid-Century Pair of Armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, 1960s
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern pair of armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, Chrome and Boucle Fabric, 1960s New upholstery.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Luigi Caccia Dominioni Chairs

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Chrome

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni chairs for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Luigi Caccia Dominioni chairs are available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Luigi Caccia Dominioni collection, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many of Luigi Caccia Dominioni's original chairs were designed in Mid-Century Modern style in Italy during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Mario Ceroli, Giulio Minoletti and Alessandro Albrizzi. The prices for Luigi Caccia Dominioni chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,312 and tops out at $18,700, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $3,903.

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