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LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI (1913-2016)

Sofa model “Fasce Chromate P11”
Manufactured by Azucena
Italy, 1963
Chrome-plated steel, fabric

Measurements
145 cm x 87 cm x 70h cm.
57 in x 24,25 in x 27,55h in.

Literature
Repertoire from Giuliana Gramigna 1950/1980, page 193

Biography
Luigi Caccia Dominioni (december 7, 1913, milan – november 13, 2016, milan) was an italian designer and architect born in milan, Italy from a noble family of Novara. He graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1936 where he met many of the influential architects and designers of the time, such as: brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Cesare Cattaneo, Giannino Bernasconi, and the founders of BBPR studio. In 1936, Luigi Caccia Dominioni started his professional activity in Venice.

His large architectural projects are characterized by his ability to work with the existing buildings without renouncing the use of new forms and technologies. Among his most notable architectural projects in milan are: the reconstruction of his family home in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio in Milan (1947-49), Casa Caccia Dominioni in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio (1949-1953), the Loro-Parisini in Via Savona (1951-57), a residential building in Via Nievo, (1954-1955), a residential building in Piazza Carbonari, (1960-1961), a commercial building in Corso Monforte (1963-1964), Casa Geronazzo in vVa Tamburini (1960-1968), and the Biblioteca Vanoni in Morbegno (1965-66).