Luigi Caccia Dominioni, one of the world’s oldest practicing architects until he died in 2016 aged 103, was according to Pin Up magazine – “the architect’s architect”. Visible in every street corner in Milan and cheerleaded on the pages of Domus, his works evoke Baroque and Milanese tradition, while being totally innovative. In 1947 Caccia cofounded Azucena along with the architect Ignazio Gardella.
The industrially inclined elegance of his “Grappolo” (LS10) hanging lamp, manufactured by Azucena, is a suitable exemplar of Dominioni’s design principles. Its finessed, orb-shaped blown Murano glass lampshades are suspended by metallized grey aluminum and burnished iron. These elements which harmonise in simplicity and reflect a considered refinement of form and function.
Pending rewiring, will be rewired upon purchase.
LITERATURE: G. Gramigna, “Repertorio del design Italiano 1950-2000 per l’arredamento domestico” , vol 1, Allemandi, Torino 2003, p. 141. “Azucena Mobili e oggetti”, edited by M. Imparato, F. Radaelli, S. Milesi, Azucena, Milan 2012, p. 222.
H150 W90 D90 cm