Calligaris is one of our favorite companies to work with and they have been part of our retail store since we opened in 2010. They have been designing and making furniture since 1923 when Antonio Calligaris starts his small artisanal business by producing the "Marocca" chair, typical model of the Manzano area in Friuli.
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.
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.
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.