Here in Pittsburgh, PA Perlora finds value in offering Calligaris products. Calligaris stands for the perfect fusion of innovation and practicality. Their vision is for their products to be invited into your homes and find a place where they can tastefully create unique spaces, and even enhance your room.
Calligaris keeps with the times in their stylish, contemporary designs. They create furniture that’s both modern and flexible, logical and emotional, technical and aesthetic. It’s a balanced harmony of art and functionality.
Over 90 years of Dedication
In 1923, Calligaris started as a small, artisanal business in the Manzano area of Italy. Antonio Calligaris produced his very first chair that he named, the “Marocca” model. This model was made from wood he found in the surrounding mountains, and straw from the Friulan lagoon. He delicately wove the rush seat by hand and brought a unique character to the chair’s sturdy wooden frame with slightly curved legs. His passion for creating beautiful furnishings flourished from that moment on.
Antonio passed the family-owned business onto his son, Romeo in the 1930s. During this time, they still used their hands for the majority of the craftsmanship. After thirty years, Romeo developed his father’s once small furniture legacy into an innovative, industry-leading company.
Calligaris went on to expand their market from chairs, tables, furniture, beds, sofas, and furnishings to decorative accessories in the 1990s. 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 to produce a plethora of mixed material products.
Today, Calligaris continues its legacy as a furniture industry leader, with its focus primarily on technology and development. Calligaris still finds its most important resource is the people who develop and manufacture the products, enabling the company to stay at the forefront of the furniture industry.
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