"Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016) Pair Of Armchairs Azucena Edition Italy Circa 1970"Rare pair of designer armchairs by Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016) Azucena edition, Italy, circa 1970 structure in varnished rosewood partially trimmed with red velvet. Armchairs: 75cm x 65cm and height 71cm. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1913, Luigi Caccia Dominioni was a tireless pioneer of modern industrial design. Caccia Dominioni began her formal training in architecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He graduated in 1936 and in the same year opened an architecture and design studio with the brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni; together they designed the first plastic radio produced in Italy. The radio was presented at the VII Triennale in Milan where it won the gold medal for best design. In her architectural designs, Caccia Dominioni was best known for her Gesamtkunstwerk town planning creations. Unlike many architects, Caccia Dominioni worked closely with artisans and technicians throughout the construction process, and as such, his structures are remarkably preserved to this day. The Church of San Biagio, its restructuring of the Biblioteca and the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana are among its most famous buildings. In 1947, Caccia Dominioni founded the Azucena workshop with his fellow architect Ignazio Gardella. Azucena was known for her experiments with new forms and emerging materials in furniture, lighting and industrial objects. In the 1950s, Caccia Dominioni worked with the Cooperativa Ceramica to create designs for restaurants, ceramic tiles and interiors. In 1960, Caccia Dominioni designed a series of apartment buildings in Piazza Carbonari. These buildings are known for their unique irregular profiles and scattered doors and windows, giving the facades the feeling of an abstract painting. In the 1970s, he designed not only buildings, but also furniture and lighting, and he notably designed his playful luxury “Toro” or Bull chair in 1973 for Azucena. Caccia Dominioni continued to create designs for lighting and chairs until the 90s.