Luigi Caccia Dominioni Rare and Monumental Mikado Table Lamp, Italy c. 1963


Luigi Caccia Dominioni (1913 – 2016)

A rare and monumental Mikado lamp by Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, for Azucena. An elegantly stepped neck in chromed steel rises from a beautiful ziggurat-shaped granite base, and supports a large frosted glass globe ringed by a massive rounded shade in black enameled aluminum. With chromed metal mounts, topped by a needle-nose spire. An incredible architectural statement that expertly balances angles, curves, and a striking asymmetry, this tour de force is the culmination of the complex spatial articulation that characterizes Caccia Dominioni's most exciting work.

Along with Gio Ponti and Franco Albini, Caccia Dominioni was a leading — and, before he died at 103, the last surviving — member of the Milanese School that revolutionized Italian modernist architecture in the postwar period. In 1947, he and Ignazio Gardella founded Azucena, their artisanal design firm. Experimenting with new forms and materials, Caccia Dominioni developed a pure yet adventurous aesthetic, grounded in strong architectural and humanist principles, that propelled Italy's postwar rebirth as a leading design center.

Three candelabra sized sockets are concealed inside the frosted glass globe. Rewired for use in the US.

Can be used as a table lamp or as a floor lamp.

Shown in the final images with a desk chair by Gio Ponti and on an X-leg dining table by Marco Zanuso, also available at Vivamus Gallery.

  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: c.1963
  • Dimensions: 43" H x 25" W x 23" D
  • Materials: Polished granite, frosted glass, metal
  • Condition: Very good restored condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Rewired for use in the US.