Luigi Caccia Dominioni

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni
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Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 2013
Born7 December 1913
Milan, Italy
Died13 November 2016(2016-11-13) (aged 102)
Milan, Italy
Alma materPolytechnic University of Milan
OccupationArchitect, furniture designer
Office building in Milan, 1953–1959
Residential building in Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, 1947–1950

Luigi Caccia Dominioni (7 December 1913 – 13 November 2016) was an Italian architect and furniture designer.


Caccia Dominioni was born on 7 December 1913 in Milan, in Lombardy in northern Italy, to Ambrogio Caccia Dominioni, a lawyer, and Maria Paravicini; the family was a noble one, with origins in Novara, in Piemonte.[1]

Caccia Dominioni graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1936, and opened a studio with two fellow-students, Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.[1] He was in the Italian army during the Second World War, but when the puppet Republic of Salò was established in 1943, he refused to recognise it and fled to Switzerland.[1] After the war he returned to Milan and, with Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua and Ignazio Gardella, started Azucena, a company which designed both furniture and furnishings such as door-handles and lamps.[1][2][3]:182


Caccia Dominioni designed many buildings in Milan, notably overseeing the internal restructuring of the Biblioteca and the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.[1][4] Between 1976 and 1983 he worked on the Parc Saint Roman, a residential complex in Monte Carlo.[1][5]


Caccia Dominioni died on 13 November 2016 in Milan, Italy.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g [s.n.] (13 November 2016). È morto Luigi Caccia Dominioni, il grande architetto del dopoguerra Sala: «Milano gli deve molto» (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Accessed April 2017.
  2. ^ a b Mattioli, Guglielmo (14 November 2016). "Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Master of Italian Modern Design, Dies at 102". Metropolis. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ Renato De Fusco (2014). Made in Italy: storia del design italiano (in Italian). Firenze: Altralinea Edizioni. ISBN 9788898743179.
  4. ^ Brandolini, Sebastiano (7 April 2014). "LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI TOUR A MILANO". Elle. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ Càccia Dominióni, Luigi (in Italian). Enciclopedie on line. Roma: Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed April 2017.