Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Azucena Catilina Small Armchair with Seat Cushion by Luigi Caccia Dominioni

$3,160per item

About

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 or the horseshoe armchairs so typical in classical Chinese furniture. Catilina is essentially a stroke of the pen, a play on curves, an object that - as Caccia Dominioni liked to say himself - is “ethereal, no more than a series of curved iron bars"". Whatever interpretation you give it, Catilina embodies a product designed for comfort, thanks to the well- upholstered cushion, and dignity. When you place your arms on the upper rim you can’t help but feel regal in contrast to the sense of abandon when you sink back into a sofa. Technical Specifications: Frame painted steel. Seat top lacquered MDF wood fibre. Seat top multi-layered wood. Upholstery shaped polyurethane. Ferrules felt. Cover fabric or leather. The Product is Conformable AT: EN 16139 Strength, durability and safety - Requirements for non-domestic seating. Please note our pieces are only available for sale in the United States.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Novedrate, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

Azucena

Founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard. Named after Azucena, the gypsy in the Italian opera Il Trovatore, the architects created this brand to bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. At the same time they saw an opportunity to produce individual pieces as part of their series of furniture collections. This resulted in a range of iconic pieces - in particular the “Catilina” chair - recognizable for marrying different but very refined materials, reworked into traditional stylistic forms. B&B Italia acquired the historic brand, intending to preserve it as part of Italy’s rich heritage, and it is being relaunched with a series of “modern classics” designed by the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni from the late 1940s onwards. The collection includes chairs, sofas, tables and lamps that symbolize ‘made in Italy’ design and that return today as a showcase of style and quality. Azucena is a B&B Italia trademark.
About the Seller
No Reviews Yet
Located in Novedrate, Italy
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1966
1stDibs seller since 2019
Typical response time: A week
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Catilina Chair for Azucena, Italy, 1958
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Milan, IT
Luigi Caccia Dominioni Catilina chair for Azucena, Italy, 1958 This model probably 1970s-1980s Seat covered in green felt.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Luigi Caccia Dominioni "Catilina" Chairs for Azucena, 1958, Set of 6
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Lonigo, IT
Luigi Caccia Dominioni "Catilina" chairs for Azucena, 1958, set of 6. Rare set of 6 "Catilina" dining chairs designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 1958 and manufactured by Azucena...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Italian Ambrosianeum Grey Fabric Armchair, by Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, 1955
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Ambrosianeum grey fabric armchair, by Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, circa 1955. Stunning Italian armchair, produced during 1950s by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena, named...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Vintage Cilindro Stool, Edition Azucena
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in DE
A vintage "Cilindro" stool by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, in brass and upholstered Edelman buffalo leather. Edition Azucena, 2000s.
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Vintage Cilindro Stool, Edition Azucena
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in DE
A vintage "Cilindro" stool by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, in brass and angora mohair. Edition Azucena, 2000s.
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Fasce Cromate Sofa, Model P11, Azucena, Italy, 1960s
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in London, GB
An original Luigi Caccia Dominioni Fasce Cromate (or Chromate) Sofa, model P11, manufactured by Azucena in Italy, in the 1960s. Chrome-plated steel, newly upholstered in an ivory Lel...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Daybed
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in San Francisco, CA
A classic and elegantly shaped walnut daybed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni and one of four only known examples. The bed is upholstered in a deep teal velvet and the graceful flared walnu...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

Pair of "San Siro" Lounge Chairs with Ottomans by Caccia Dominioni for Azucena
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Milan, IT
Set of two San Siro lounge chairs with ottomans model P16 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena. Pieces covered in wool felt featuring feather cushions with removable covers. Ottom...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery