Luigi Caccia Dominioni

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Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Luigi Caccia Dominioni.jpg
Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 2013
Born 7 December 1913
Milan, Italy
Died 13 November 2016(2016-11-13) (aged 102)
Milan, Italy
Alma mater Polytechnic University of Milan
Occupation Architect, furniture designer

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

Life[edit]

Office building in corso Europa 18-20, Milan (1953–1959)
Residential building in via Ippolito Nievo 8, Milan (1964–1965)

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

Work[edit]

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]

Death[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.
  6. ^ a b Maurizio Boriani, Corinna Morandi, Augusto Rossari, Milano contemporanea. Itinerari di architettura e di urbanistica, Maggioli Editore, 2007, p. 203. ISBN 978-88387-4147-6

Further reading[edit]

Maria Antonietta Crippa, Luigi Caccia Dominioni: Flussi, spazi, e architettura (Gli architetti, Universale di Architettura 3) (Italian Edition) (Italian) Paperback – 1996

Gio Ponti, Priorità italiana nello stile dell'apparecchio radio, in "Domus", n. 155, 1940

M. Romanelli, Azucena: 40 anni di storia dell'arredo, in "Domus", n.723, 1991.

Elena Brigi, Maria Antonietta Crippa, Il convento di Luigi Caccia Dominioni a Poschiavo, in "Chiesa oggi", n.10, 1994.

Elena Triunveri, Caccia Dominioni e Milano, in "Domus", n.790, 1997, pag. 114.

Fulvio Irace, Paola Marini (a cura di), Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Case e cose da abitare. Stile di Caccia, Venezia, Marsilio, 2002

Daniel Sherer “The Caccia Effect: Milan’s Hidden Master of Architecture and Design,” PIN-UP 16 Special Milan Issue (May 2014), 207-216

Daniel Sherer and Brian Kish “A Conversation with Luigi Caccia Dominioni.” PIN-UP 16 Special Milan Issue (May 2014), 256.