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CATILINA

Armchairs, Chairs and stools

Design: Luigi Caccia Dominioni, 1958

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. You could almost be transported back to ancient Rome ensconced in the seat of the Roman senator, Lucio Sergio Catilina, after whom the chair is named. In turn, the chair harks back to medieval thrones or the horseshoe armchairs so typical in classical Chinese furniture. Catilina is essentially a stroke of the pen, a play on curves, an object that - as Caccia Dominioni liked to say himself - is “ethereal, no more than a series of curved iron bars”. Whatever interpretation you give it, Catilina embodies a product designed for comfort, thanks to the well- upholstered cushion, and dignity. When you place your arms on the upper rim you can’t help but feel regal in contrast to the sense of abandon when you sink back into a sofa. Is it a chair? An armchair? Or should we simply call it a “throne”?

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CATILINA

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TECHNICAL DATA

Armchairs, small armchairs and stool

D_CA1L [Download]

D_CA2L [Download]

D_CA2 [Download]

D_CA3L [Download]

D_CA4 [Download]

Frame

painted steel

Seat top

laquered MDF wood fibre

Seat top (D_CA2 - D_CA4)

multi-layered wood

Upholstery

shaped polyurethane

Ferrules

felt

Cover

fabric or leather

FINISHES

Glossy lacquered

1006L

Glossy anthracite grey

3764L

Glossy black

4002L

Glossy English green

7003L

Glossy China red

8004L

Glossy navy blue

Metals

0799M

Metallic grey finish

Fabrics

2970150

Fabric Wood black

2970400

Fabric Wood green

2970763

Fabric Wood bordeaux

2970800

Fabric Wood blue

2971150

Fabric Mohair black

2971155

Fabric Mohair smoke grey

2971400

Fabric Mohair dark green

2971700

Fabric Mohair bordeaux

2971763

Fabric Mohair aubergine

2971800

Fabric Mohair blue

Leathers

1119150

Leather Koto black KT150

1119355

Leather Koto dark brown KT355

1119400

Leather Koto green KT400

1119750

Leather Koto bordeaux KT750

1227106

Leather Kasia caramel KS106

1227310

Leather Kasia natural KS310

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2D_DWG_CATILINA

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3D_3DS_CATILINA

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2.2 MB

3D_DWG_CATILINA

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4.0 MB

3D_OBJ_CATILINA

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4.0 MB

AZUCENA FABRIC_LEATHER TECHNICAL DATA

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1.8 MB

AZUCENA_CATALOGUE_2018

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2.3 MB