B&B Italia Reveals Re-Editions of Caccia Dominioni’s 20th-Century Masterworks
Following last fall’s acquisition of Azucena, the Italian furnishings brand founded in 1947 by architects Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella, and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, B&B Italia reveals 20 re-editions of Caccia Dominioni’s 20th-century masterworks. Toro borrows the Italian word for bull, a reference to its protruding tubular-steel “horns” that users can grab to move the sofa on hidden casters. ABCD, an updated spin on the formal reading chair, is embellished with painted-aluminum studs that are only seen in profile. Brass and upholstery form the two-tier cylinder of the Cilindro ottoman. The painted-steel Catilina chair harks back to medieval thrones, while helmets worn by policemen in the architect’s hometown sparked the Base Ghisa lamp’s painted-aluminum shade.