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Wall Lights
Manufactured by Azucena.
Italy, 1958
Opaque glass, Brass.

Measurements
41 cm diameter x 115h cm
16,2 in diameter x 45,3h in

Literature
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, (1985), p. 129.

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 Via Tamburini (1960-1968) and the Biblioteca Vanoni in Morbegno (1965-66).

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni ((december 7, 1913, Milan – november 13, 2016, Milan) was a distinguished Italian architect and designer renowned for his innovative approach and timeless creations. Born in Milan, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1936, launching a career that would leave an indelible mark on the world of design and architecture.

Caccia Dominioni was a pivotal figure in the post-war period, a time when Italian design was gaining international acclaim. His work seamlessly blended traditional craftsmanship with modernist principles, creating pieces that were both functional and aesthetically pleasing. He co-founded the design firm Azucena in 1947 with fellow architects Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua, producing iconic furniture and lighting that remain highly sought after today.

One of his most celebrated designs is the "Catilina" chair, a perfect example of his ability to merge elegance with comfort. Caccia Dominioni's architectural projects are equally significant, including notable works like the Casa Caccia Dominioni in Milan, which showcases his skill in integrating contemporary design within historical contexts.

Throughout his career, Caccia Dominioni received numerous accolades for his contributions to design and architecture, solidifying his legacy as a master of modern Italian design. His work continues to inspire new generations of designers, reflecting his enduring influence on the field.

Luigi Caccia Dominioni's designs are characterized by their meticulous attention to detail, innovative use of materials, and a profound respect for the craft. His pieces are not merely objects of utility but are treasured works of art that embody the essence of Italian design.

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