Pair of 'Chesa Laria' Walnut Sofas

by Luggia Caccia Dominioni
£32,000
Code
6473
Designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 1959 and manufactured by Azucena

The Canapé model L4 with polished modular walnut frame with large corner ball finials, with loose single seat mattress and back cushions covered in RU Snowdrift (#6447)

Italy, circa 1960

Bibliographie :
Adalberto Dal Lago, Arredamento Moderno, Milan, Éditions Fratelli Fabbri, 1966,
p.56, ill.25.

The Chesa Laria design is characteristic of a post-war era shaped by the radical changes of modernization: the need to reconcile the technological advances of industrial development with a look to historical continuity. Utilising modularisation and a pronounced aesthetic simplicity, Caccia references both the past and present, with a playful take on shape and line (as with the boldness of the finials). Epitomizing the values of the Milanese aristocracy to which he was born, the sofas manage to combine the broad scope of cultural memory with an instinctive formal restraint, his work offering a meticulous synthesis of historical awareness and imaginative audacity.

Seat height: 48.5cm / 19"
H 85cm x W 200cm x D 94cm
H 33½" x W 79" x D 37¼"
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