B&B Italia Resurrects 71-Year-Old Italian Furnishings Brand Azucena
B&B Italia has inked a licensing agreement to acquire the trade rights to Italian furnishings manufacturer Azucena, with the first reissues available this month through B&B Italia’s namesake stores and select retailers.
Founded in 1947 by Italian architects Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi-Dell’Acqua, and named for a character in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, the line was an outgrowth of the custom furniture designed by the trio for their private clients.
The manufacturing and distribution alliance debuts with the Luigi Caccia Dominioni collection, consisting of “re-editions” of the first 20 products designed by Dominioni in postwar Italy. Dominioni died just weeks before his 103rd birthday in 2016.
Seating highlights include circular Catlinia chair in powder-coated steel from 1950, overstuffed Toro lounger (1973), spunky Cilindro ottomans (1963), and Nonaro outdoor ensemble (1962). Metallics rule the lighting assortment, such as the Base Ghisa (1953) and Imbuto floor lamps (1954).
B&B Italia is also launching a dedicated website for the collection later this month at azucena.it.