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CALLIGARIS - Home Furniture.. ITALY



THE BIRTH OF THE COMPANY

Antonio Calligaris starts his small artisanal business by producing the "Marocca" chair, typical model of the Manzano area in Friuli.

THE "MAROCCA"

It is characterised by a sturdy wooden frame, the hand-woven rush seat and the slightly curved legs. Apprentices were in charge of painting the rush using natural colours, while women were in charge of weaving the seats with their skillful hands.
1920-1960, THE FIRST PRODUCTIONS

The workshop of Antonio Calligaris organizes its production, bringing in wood from the surrounding mountains and straw from the Friulan lagoon.The apprentices of the workshop are entrusted with colouring the straw, dyed with natural pigments.The machines are few, the majority of the work is still done manually and it is mainly women who take care of weaving the seats and putting the finishing touches on the chairs.
1940 - TWO WHEELS
1950 - FOUR WHEELS
A WEAVER
1960-1980, CALLIGARIS IS AN INDUSTRY

THE ECONOMIC BOOM COINCIDES WITH THE MODERNIZATION OF THE CALLIGARIS FAMILY BUSINESS: THE FIRSTAUTOMATIC STRAW WEAVER IS INSTALLED. CALLIGARIS HAS BECOME AN INDUSTRY, THE LEADER IN A GEOGRAPHICAL AREA KNOWN WORLDWIDE AS "THE CHAIR DISTRICT", WHICH BEGINS TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE CONQUEST OF OTHER MARKETS. IN 1986, ALESSANDRO CALLIGARIS, THE THIRD GENERATION OF THE FAMILY, TAKES OVER THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COMPANY.
THE 90S, EXTENDING THE RANGE

Calligaris expands its range with complete furnishing solutions: chairs, tables, furniture, beds, sofas, furnishing and decorative accessories.

Wood is no longer the only material by which Calligaris measures its vocation to innovation, the company now also begins to work in metal, plastic, leather and glass.

In 1998, the company opens its first American subsidiary in High Point (North Carolina).
2000-2012: CALLIGARIS 2.0

The last decade has been crucial for Calligaris to establish itself as a truly international company.In 2007, Calligaris Group is 40% owned by L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by the luxury giant LVMH, giving rise to anew strategy of branding, communication (traditional and digital) andretail.
In 2008 Calligaris opens its first Flagship Store in Milan, which is then followed in 2012 by a second one in Paris nel 2012.

2013

CALLIGARIS' NINETY YEARS IS A NEW STARTING POINT FOR EXPLORING AND REWORKING THE TRENDS OF CONTEMPORARY LIVING.FOR ITS ANNIVERSARY, CALLIGARIS IS GIVING ITSELF A NEW WEBSITE, A NEW SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION TO END USERS AND ARETAIL NETWORK MADE UP OF 400 PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLDINCLUDING OVER 70 MONO-BRAND STORES.

ALESSANDRO CALLIGARIS
at the helm of the family company since the 1970s.
THE CALLIGARIS GROUP

The current physiognomy of Calligaris is born from the union between its artisanal tradition, synonymous with quality, care and Italian style and the industrialization that has made it a leader in the furniture industry. To date the Calligaris Group has 600 employees, operating subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, Russia and France and five manufacturing plants, including one in Croatia. It distributes its products with over 800 catalogue products in 90 countries worldwide.
CALLIGARIS IN THE WORLD
FLAGSHIP STORE

The Flagship Store in Milan,,opened in 2008, is situated in the prestigious Brera district. It is a shop designed and managed directly by the company in its entirety: identity, image, product offering. The store is spread out over an area of 700 sqm with a subdivision of the interior spaces into three floors; it is a showcase of the Calligaris reality that is open to the public, designed to express in a clear, intelligent and accessible way the style, values and identity of the brand.

The FlagShip Store in Paris,,opened in 2012, is a magnificent space of approximately 400 sqm destined to accommodate the Calligaris collections in the heart of Saint Germain, the Parisian design quarter. It is not a traditional showroom but a special place, engaging and expressive.A modern, lively and warm place to live, set up on two levels, designed to best represent the Italian Smart Design by Calligaris. 


STORES IN THE WORLD

The Stores is the ultimate expression of Calligaris' furniture range; it is always located in strategic transit areas in big cities. It presents all the thematic areas foreseen by the Calligaris exhibition concept, with their relative product categories. The stores are elegant, modern spaces, designed and produced to show the philosophy of Italian Smart Design: design products that are not only beautiful and artfully crafted, but also ergonomic, versatile, designed to simplify everyday life. Calligaris is currently present with over 70 single-brand stores in major cities around the world including: Rome, Barcelona, Paris, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, New York, Washington, Miami and Toronto.


 

Calligaris s.p.a. ITALIA

Sede Legale Via Trieste, 12 - 33044 Manzano (Udine) - Italia - P.IVA IT05617370969

ITALY

+39 0432 748211

+39 0432 742848

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