What Does “Smart” Mean to Calligaris?

Calligaris Pittsburgh PA has been producing Italian smart design since 1923. Bringing creative pieces of furniture that provides a contemporary living.

Smart means the harmony between technique and aesthetics and within reason and emotion. Calligaris believes that each piece of their furniture encloses the know-how of our experienced designers and our creativity applied to contemporary living.

Over 90 years of Dedication

In 1923, Calligaris started as a small artisanal business in the Manzano area of Italy. Until Antonio Calligaris produced his very first chair named “Marocca” model, made from woods surrounding mountains and straw of the Friulan lagoon. Moreover, Antonio’s Marocca characterized sturdy wooden frame, hand-woven rush seat, and slightly curved legs.

Antonio passed the family-owned business onto his son, Romeo in the 1930’s. During this time, they used their hands for the majority of the work. After thirty years, Romeo developed his father’s once small furniture legacy into an innovative, industry-leading company.

Until Calligaris expanded their market from chairs, tables, furniture, beds, sofas, furnishing to decorative accessories in 1990’s. Moreover, wood was no longer the only material by which Calligaris measured its vocation to innovation. The company began to work in metal, plastic, leather, and glass.

Today, Calligaris continues its legacy as a furniture industry leader. With a strong focus on technology and development. Calligaris still finds its most important resource is the people who develop and manufacture its products, enabling the company to stay at the forefront of the furniture industry.

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