Luigi Caccia Dominioni Catilina Chair
  • Luigi Caccia Dominioni Catilina Chair
Catilina was unveiled in 1957 at the 11th Triennale in Milan and was used in an exhibition of Italian sculptor Francesco Somaini’s works in Como the following year. It has since come to be considered a milestone in the history of Italian design.

Catilina has been revisited over the course of the years and is currently available in a number of versions, including a small version (for use with tables), a steel version (plays on reflected light) and a low version (virtually an armchair). The curve of the backrest follows a precisely calculated geometry.

The issue was to model an iron bar into a ribbon that would compensate for the severity of the seat. A few short centimetres are all that is required for the ribbon of metal to curve into a comfortable high armrest. By this alchemy the sitter is offered the luxury of gliding their back along the sinuous contours of the backrest while remaining elegantly upright.

The frame in metallic automobile grey powdercoated cast iron supports an oval seat in polyester lacquered wood and leather or velvet cushion (size according to model).

Large chair in metallic grey iron 73 x 60 cm, height 90cm Seat in black polyester lacquer, height from ground 40 cm, oval cushion in expanded polyurethane foam height 10 cm, in Azucena leather, velvet or customer’s own material (yardage l. 1 m, w. 130 cm).

Large low chair in metallic grey iron 73 x 60 cm, height 65cm Seat finished in black polyester lacquer, height from ground 26 cm, oval cushion in expanded polyurethane foam height 4 cm, in Azucena leather, velvet or customer’s own material (yardage l. 1 m, w. 130 cm).

Small chair in metallic grey iron or stainless steel 56x46 cm, height 70cm seat finished in black polyester lacquer, seat height 40 cm, oval cushion in expanded polyurethane foam height 3 cm, in Azucena leather, velvet or customer’s own material (yardage l. 60 cm, w. 130 cm).  upholstered seat in expanded polyurethane foam with internal frame in wood, seat height 43 cm, covering in Azucena leather, velvet or customer’s own material (yardage l. 60 cm, w. 130 cm).

Design:
Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Manufacturer:
Azucena