The Monachella lamp takes its name from the black veil worn by nuns as they go about their daily work and prayers radiating calm and serenity. Luigi Caccia Dominioni captured perfectly the demure and gentle presence of a nun in the subtle, downward position and angle of the lampshade.
Luigi Caccia Dominioni: Born in Milan, Italy, 1913.Dominioni is an architect and a designer. At university he studied under Luigi Moretti (a first-wave Italian modernist), which seems to have been a fairly influential tutelage, as Dominioni’s architectural work has consistently been in close dialogue with this first phase of modernism. His professional life started successfully, designing objects and interiors with the Castiglioni brothers (Achille, Livio and Pier Giacomo). He is often quoted as saying that a good building is designed from the inside out, and this idea was surely the catalyst for Dominioni's 1947 opening of Azucena, a design firm focusing on furniture and objects.When looking at Dominioni’s designs, it is important to keep in mind that European homes, unlike those in the U.S., are often older, having ornamental notes in the keys of different eras (at times classical, sometimes even ancient). And, even if a particular building is totally new, the street on which it rests typically presents an array of historical perspectives.
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