Dominioni, Luigi Caccia

(1913 - 2016)

Luigi Caccia Dominioni was a Milaneses architect and designer. He graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1936. In 1947, he and other young Milanese architects - Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua, Ignazio Gardella, Maria Teresa and Franca Tosi - decided to manufacture their own furniture with Azucena. They wanted to compile a catalogue of furnishing items (everything from sofas to tables and door handles) for the buildings they were designing. The result was a harmonious relationship between the structure and the furnishing.

They strove for a synthesis of rational mass production and refined craftsmanship, combining modern materials – like chrome – with more traditional materials.