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Azucena Catilina Small Armchair with Seat Cushion by Luigi Caccia Dominioni

US$3,160per item

About

From the moment it was first presented at the XI Triennale in Milan in 1953, Catilina became one of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s classics. He loved the design so much that guests in his studio would settle down by his desk to chat in these chairs. At first glance you would be forgiven for assuming this unusual object to be unfinished. Instead Caccia Dominioni created both a new chair and defined how to sit in it. Catilina is not designed for relaxation and letting go but for thoughtfulness and elegance. You could almost be transported back to ancient Rome ensconced in the seat of the Roman senator, Lucio Sergio Catilina, after whom the chair is named. In turn, the chair harks back to medieval thrones or the horseshoe armchairs so typical in classical Chinese furniture. Catilina is essentially a stroke of the pen, a play on curves, an object that - as Caccia Dominioni liked to say himself - is “ethereal, no more than a series of curved iron bars"". Whatever interpretation you give it, Catilina embodies a product designed for comfort, thanks to the well- upholstered cushion, and dignity. When you place your arms on the upper rim you can’t help but feel regal in contrast to the sense of abandon when you sink back into a sofa. Technical Specifications: Frame painted steel. Seat top lacquered MDF wood fibre. Seat top multi-layered wood. Upholstery shaped polyurethane. Ferrules felt. Cover fabric or leather. The Product is Conformable AT: EN 16139 Strength, durability and safety - Requirements for non-domestic seating. Please note our pieces are only available for sale in the United States.

Details

  • Creator
    Luigi Caccia Dominioni (Designer),Azucena (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    Catalina Chair
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Diameter: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Seat Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    6-7 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Novedrate, IT
  • Reference Number
    D_CA2L 2971700D_CA2L 2971150D_CA2L 2971800D_CA2L 2971763D_CA2L 2971400

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About the Maker

Azucena

Founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard. Named after Azucena, the gypsy in the Italian opera Il Trovatore, the architects created this brand to bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. At the same time they saw an opportunity to produce individual pieces as part of their series of furniture collections. This resulted in a range of iconic pieces - in particular the “Catilina” chair - recognizable for marrying different but very refined materials, reworked into traditional stylistic forms. B&B Italia acquired the historic brand, intending to preserve it as part of Italy’s rich heritage, and it is being relaunched with a series of “modern classics” designed by the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni from the late 1940s onwards. The collection includes chairs, sofas, tables and lamps that symbolize ‘made in Italy’ design and that return today as a showcase of style and quality. Azucena is a B&B Italia trademark.
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