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Azucena Chinotto High Small Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni

$3,900per item

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni loved to surprise but never to shock. His objects are a play on scale and proportion as you can see in Chinotto. With a wave of a magic wand this scaled down armchair is extraordinarily comfortable. It’s a miniature masterpiece that leaves you spell-bound. The generously padded seat is lower than average but the height of the armrests and the position of the seat back make sitting down and standing up effortless. You automatically feel relaxed and yet elegant and it is just right for reading a book or pulling up in front of the fire to enjoy a chat with friends. Chinotto is ideal where space is at a premium yet still holds its own in bigger settings thanks to its clean, pure lines. It’s a passe-partout. It’s a trump card, easy to move around and lending itself to the moment. Technical Specifications: Frame lacquered solid wood. Upholstery shaped polyurethane of different density. Ferrules felt Back cover leather. Seat 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

  • Creator
    Luigi Caccia Dominioni (Designer),Azucena (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in (76 cm)Width: 23.63 in (60 cm)Depth: 20.28 in (51.5 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    6-7 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Novedrate, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: D_CT2 11191501stDibs: LU4946115782812

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About the Designer

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

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.

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