B&B Italia renews the design of Luigi Caccia Dominioni
A little more than a year after the death of Luigi Caccia Dominioni, B&B Italia celebrates the creative genius of the milanese Architect through an unprecedented re-edition of some of his most famous works. The agreement, signed with Dominioni’s heirs to produce and distribute an exclusive selection of iconic original products, covers more than 20 works including chairs, sofas, lamps and tables that have made the history of design as well as the Made in Italy for all the ’40s until today.
The collection, which will be available starting from September, will include some of the most emblematic products that have contributed to the evolution of contemporary Italian design: the Catilina chair, the armchairs and sofas ABCD and Toro, the Chinotto armchair, the Cilindro pouf, the outdoor seating system Nonaro, the tables and side tables Cavalletto, the Fasce Cromate T10 consolle and Fascia specchiata table, the Poltrona lamps, Base Ghisa, Monachella and Imbuto.
Giorgio Busnelli, President of B&B Italia said: “B&B Italia and Caccia Dominioni have certainly different stories and styles, but share an origin driven by a deep vocation for innovation and experimentation thanks to which many iconic pieces, that made the history of design, were born. I am therefore particularly proud of this collaboration that will allow us, through the global network of B&B Italia, to spread worldwide another excellence symbol of the Italian design “.
The choice of B&B Italia is not accidental: Luigi Caccia Dominioni was in fact one of the most influential architects of the Milanese reconstruction, from the ‘50s to the ‘70s, incredibly active in the design of buildings and architectural solutions that still characterize the metropolis:
– Piazza San Babila in Milan (1996): the Municipality wanted this project to redevelop the historic center of the city. Here the architect has set up a dilated space reserved for pedestrians in which there is a fountain with a large basin.
– Casa Caccia Dominioni (1947 – 1949): owned by his family of origin, the building located in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, was rebuilt at the end of the conflict.
Among his works of design:
– Monachella lamp – Azucena (1953): a lamp with a simple and essential design.
– Catiline armchair – Azucena (1958): an elegant armchair considered a milestone of the Italian design.
– Mobile mb1 casaccia – Azucena (1962): a handmade wooden storage unit.
– Seat p20 toro – Azucena (1973): armchairs and sofas characterized by the wide padded circular seat.
– Radio 563 – Phonola (1939): a 5-valve Bakelite radio.
– Caccia – Alessi (1938): a collection of stainless steel and silver cutlery.
– San Babila – Olivari (1968): a range of handles designed for Olivari.