Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian Brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard.
Interpret modern Italian Design since 1947.
At the end of 2017, Design Holding acquired the Italian Brand Azucena, with the intention of preserving its legacy and restyling a series of its iconic products.
Azucena was founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, three visionary Italian architects of the post-war period. Azucena has been a highly regarded Italian Brand from its creation, with its collections renowned for their elegance, luxury and aesthetical purity. Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s iconic products include some of the most symbolic examples of Italian design history, including the Catilina chair, the ABCD armchairs, the Toro sofa and pouf, the Cavalletto table and the Poltrona and Imbuto lamps.
From the moment it was first presented at the XI Triennale in Milan in 1957, Catilina became one of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s classics. He loved the design so much that guests in his studio would settle down by his desk to chat in these chairs. At first glance you would be forgiven for assuming this unusual object to be unfinished. Instead Caccia Dominioni created both a new chair and defined how to sit in it. Catilina is not designed for relaxation and letting go but for thoughtfulness and elegance.