Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913-2016) was an architect, interior and industrial designer who embodies the essence of a true Milanese creative personality.
He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1936 and opened his design studio with fellow students Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. In the post-war years, Dominion founded his second company, Azucena, together with Corrado Corradi Del Aqua and Ignazio Gardella, initially the three architects planned to create furniture and fixtures exclusively for the buildings and houses they designed on a turnkey basis as well as for their own private portfolio. But soon Azucena expanded their production of furniture, lighting and accessories, making their masterpieces available to a wider audience.
Dominionis best-known architectural projects include the Church of San Biagio in Monza and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. Dominion was also active in furniture design and created over 250 different objects, many of which have won prestigious awards such as the Compasso dOro and are now on permanent display in largest museums around the world.