Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Catilina Lounge by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena

$12,600
$18,00030% Off

About

Elegant and essential, the Catilina “large” chair designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni was presented in 1957 at the XI Triennale in Milan and is considered a milestone in Italian design. Iron structure, oval seat in glossy lacquered wood, polyurethane cushion, original leather upholstery. This piece is from 1958 Azucena production and presents wear consistent with age and use.

Details

  • Creator
    Luigi Caccia Dominioni (Designer),Azucena (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.44 in (90 cm)Width: 29.14 in (74 cm)Depth: 23.63 in (60 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1639227233162

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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 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.

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

About the Seller
4.8
Located in Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2015 by Patrizio Chiarparini, this New York furniture gallery is a precious resource for interior designers, architects and collectors. Chiarparini takes a curatorial approach, informed by a well-honed fashion and design sensibility, to selecting the distinctive pieces from master artisans, groundbreaking contemporary designers and iconic brands that Duplex offers to its clients.

Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
1,762 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller
  • Farnese Sofa by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
    By Simon Gavina Editions, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Farnese sofa designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, with wooden frame, rubber padding and original velvet upholstery. Bibliography Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina ...
    Category

    1990s Italian Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Velvet, Wood

  • Pair of Corner Units by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
    By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Pair of corner units, unique pieces designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for the house of painter Sergio Vacchi in Bologna, Italy. Structure in lacquered wood, rosewood edges and bras...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

    Materials

    Brass

  • Tottori Armchair by Kateryna Sokolova for Driade
    By Driade, Kateryna Sokolova
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Tottori is a seating and coffee tables collection with timeless shapes, cute silhouette and bold character. Called after the Japanese animation film “My Neighbor Totoro”, written and...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather, Fabric

  • PAVO Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Driade
    By Driade, Patricia Urquiola
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    PAVO armchairs by Patricia Urquiola for Driade Painted steel brown cane covered structure. Fixed cushion with black leather cover for indoor use only.
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

    Materials

    Bentwood

  • Tottori Sofa by Kateryna Sokolova for Driade
    By Driade, Kateryna Sokolova
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Tottori is a seating and coffee tables collection with timeless shapes, cute silhouette and bold character. Called after the Japanese animation film “My Neighbor Totoro”, written and...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather, Fabric

  • Elephant Armchair designed by Karen Chekerdjian for Tacchini
    By Karen Chekerdjian, Tacchini
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Clear lines and primitive volumes are combined with fine cabinet-making in this iconic chair by Lebanese designer Karen Chekerdjian. Elephant’s base is made of turned solid wood, wor...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather

You May Also Like

Azucena Catilina Small Armchair with Upholstered Seat by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Azucena Catilina Small Armchair with Seat Cushion by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Mohair

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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Azucena Toro Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Novedrate, IT
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 i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Azucena ABCD Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Novedrate, IT
The greatest designers know only too well that success lies in the detail. Luigi Caccia Dominioni took a forensic interest in all his work,whether a large-scale architectural project...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Mohair

Fuchsia Vintage Armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Milano, IT
Splendid set of 2 fabric armchairs designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for the prestigious manufacture Azucena Italia. The vintage armchairs are made of brown, fuchsia and purple str...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Azucena Pole Position Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Novedrate, IT
Pole position is a celebration of the sports car seat, beautiful and comfortable and seen in the best drawing rooms. This padded bergère is a rarity among Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s cr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Mohair

Azucena Chinotto High Small Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Novedrate, IT
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 a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Azucena Chinotto Low Small Armchair by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Novedrate, IT
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 a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Luigi Caccia Dominioni Rare Ambrosianeum Armchair for Azucena, Italy, 1955
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Milan, IT
Monumental Ambrosianeum Bèrgere by Italian Architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena Italy 1955. The Armchair has its original vintage pink upholstery. A design master's piece...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery