Designed in 1938 and presented in silver at the 1940 Triennale, the Caccia series of cutlery - an excellent example of “Lombard classicism” in design - won praise from Gio Ponti for the balance it struck between an image of craftsmanship and the industrial future of household objects. Since 1990, thanks to an agreement with the Castiglioni brothers and with Luigi Caccia Dominioni and after extensive philological research to complete the series with the missing pieces, "Caccia" has been reissued by Alessi in 18/10 stainless steel and in 925/00 silver for the Officina Alessi brand.
- Steel AISI 420 Mirror Polished
- Length: 20.2 cm / 7.9 inch
- Priced each, sold in sets of 6
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Alessi Caccia Dessert Knife Monobloc LCD01/6M Designed by:
- Luigi Caccia Dominioni
- Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Luigi Caccia Dominioni graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1936 and in the same year he started his activity in Venice together with Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, winning the competition held at the Vimercate School. In the field of Industrial design he was considered a "pioneer" when he presented at the VII Triennial in Milan a series of radios designed together with the Castiglioni brothers.
In the '50s, together with Gardella and Corradi, Luigi set up Azucena, which is a collection of the furniture and objects he designed. The "Caccia" cutlery he designed are shown at the Museum of Modern Art of New York.
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Italy, 1913 – 1968
The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a practice in Milan, which the youngest brother, Achille, joined in 1944. All three Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art.
Until his death in 1968, Pier Giacomo collaborated with his brother, Achille Castiglioni, on numerous designer objects. In a 1957 exhibition in Como, Italy, Achille and Pier Giacomo exhibited their vision of a modern lifestyle; a colorful jumble of styles that incorporated old and new furnishings, instead of uniformly styled interiors. Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni showed many of their designs, including their “readymades,” Mezzadro, a stool consisting of a tractor seat mounted on a substructure and Sella, a telephone stool with a bicycle saddle as a seat.
The two brothers were particularly successful with the lighting they designed for Flos, and Artemide. They playfully explored new possibilities for form, linking technical innovation and minimalist economy of means, to produce highly functional objects that were as aesthetically satisfying as they were practical. Castiglionis designed their Taraxacum Suspension Lamp in 1960 and the Splugen for Flos was launched in 1961. Another Castiglioni design for Flos was the 1962 Arco Floor Lamp, which hangs its head like a flower and is beautifully balanced by a heavy marble base.