Luigi Caccia Dominioni double globe floor lamp by Azucena with lights on

Azucena

Italian furniture manufacturer and design studio


Azucena (established in 1947) was an Italian premier furniture manufacturer and design studio; it was founded in Milan in 1947 by Italian architects Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella, and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua–along his wife Franca Tosi and sister-in-law Maria Teresa Tosi. Initially the architects intended to design furniture and lamps exclusively for the buildings and houses that they had created, and for their own private collection. But Azucena soon leapt at the opportunity to design furniture, lights, and accessories for a broader affluent European audience. Over the years, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Ignazio Gardella developed numerous designs for Azucena; Ignazio Gardella focused mostly on lighting, whereas Luigi Caccia Dominioni developed a more ample set of furnishing designs. read more

Many of the products designed and manufactured by the Azucena design studio became quite successful and popular among the bourgeoisie Italian and European clientele. Among Luigi Caccia Dominioni most popular Azucena designs are: the Catalina armchair (1950), the LP10 wall lamps (1950), the Imbuto lamp (1953), the Monachella floor lamp (1953), the LP7 wall sconces, the LP11 wall lamp (1958), the Nonaro sofas and chairs (1961), and the Toro easy chair (1973). But many of the early Luigi Caccia Dominioni lamps were produced in very few quantities and with an extreme attention to craftsmanship, as is the case of the Sasso floor and table lamps (ca. 1950), and their scarcity contributed to their popularity.   Among Ingazio Gardella’s most popular Azusena designs are: the LP7 wall sconces (1955), LP8 pendant light (1956), LTE8 floor lamp (1956), the LT6 Floor lamp, LP12 sconces (1958), a wide variety of adjustable tables.

By the turn of the century Azucena’s sales declined. On September 2018, the Italian furniture manufacturer B&B Italia announced that it had bought the Azucena trademark and the remaining rights to commercialize re-editions of the first 20 products designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for the company.

Bibliography

  • Ignazio Gardella: “Azucena Selling Catalog.” Azucena. Milan, Italy (2019)
  • Imparato, S. Milesi, F. Radaelli. Azucena: Mobili e Oggetti. Milan, Italy (2012)
  • Azuzena Mobili e Oggetti. Azucena Catalogue. Bazzi.IT. Milan, Italy

For more information go to: “B&B Acquires historic Italian brand Azucena”, Design Daily

Last updated: October 29, 2019

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Azucena's products

Azucena's products

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Lp 2 sconce

Ignazio Gardella
Doppio Vetro pendants

Ignazio Gardella
Doppio Vetro pendant - nickel

Ignazio Gardella
Four-arm chandelier

Corrado Corradi dell'Acqua
Coffee table

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coffee table T7 with black slate top

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Sasso - rare table lamp, Lta 1

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Pallone sconces model Lp 11, pair

Ignazio Gardella
LP5 - wall light

Ignazio Gardella
Doppio Vetro - ceiling light Ls 4

Ignazio Gardella
Dining table with an oval top, T 2

Ignazio Gardella
Pair of Doppio Vetro sconces, mod. Lp 7

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Doppio pallone - floor lamp, model LTE10

Ignazio Gardella
Table lamp, model Lta 3

Ignazio Gardella
Eight-arm chandelier

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model LTE 8

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp Lte7

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamps model Lte 7, Coppa Chiusa

Ignazio Gardella
T 5 adjustable coffee/dining table

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model Lte 3

Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua
Coffee table

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Rare floor lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
M 3 doorknob

Ignazio Gardella
Shelving unit model lib 1

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
T 9 carts - pair

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coat rack

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Sasso - rare floor lamp

Ignazio Gardella
Rare floor lamp, Lte 11

Ignazio Gardella
Lte 6 floor lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
M 3 centered doorknob

Ignazio Gardella
LP5 - wall light

Ignazio Gardella
Doppio Vetro - ceiling light Ls 4

Ignazio Gardella
Dining table with an oval top, T 2

Ignazio Gardella
Pair of Doppio Vetro sconces, mod. Lp 7

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Doppio pallone - floor lamp, model LTE10

Ignazio Gardella
Table lamp, model Lta 3

Ignazio Gardella
Eight-arm chandelier

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model LTE 8

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp Lte7

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamps model Lte 7, Coppa Chiusa

Ignazio Gardella
T 5 adjustable coffee/dining table

Ignazio Gardella
Floor lamp, model Lte 3

Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua
Coffee table

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Rare floor lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
M 3 doorknob

Ignazio Gardella
Shelving unit model lib 1

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
T 9 carts - pair

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Coat rack

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Sasso - rare floor lamp

Ignazio Gardella
Rare floor lamp, Lte 11

Ignazio Gardella
Lte 6 floor lamp

Luigi Caccia Dominioni
M 3 centered doorknob

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