Take a seat or two

Overseas Property | Ivy Ong-Wood 23 May 2019

Starting out with just one chair - the Marocca in 1923 - Antonio Calligaris has expanded his brand from a small shop in Manzano, Italy, to more than 800 products sold in 100 countries across the world.

Versatility is the key to the brand's almost 100 years in the furniture business.

This constant evolving to keep up with current trends can be seen in the upholstered furniture, chairs, tables, sideboards and occasional furniture that the company displayed in this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Given the size of Hong Kong homes, versatility is very welcome.

The Manhattan Wall System allows for mixing and matching of cabinets and shelves to fit different spaces while extendable tables can be transformed with a simple movement to activate the automatic or manual extension systems.

Apart from this, the furniture can be customized with different finishes - for example, ceramics, fabric and wood - and upholstery in a wide assortment of colors and materials.

New products introduced at the Salone del Mobile this year include Le Marais modular sofa (HK$37,140), which can be arranged in different configurations to suit the space, comfortable plump Puffy chairs (HK$10,650 each), and Monogram extendable tables (HK$34,960).

A sure-fire hit is the brand's collaboration with renowned fashion house Blumarine. Inspired by a rose print in the latest Blumarine collection by Anna Molinari, Calligaris has covered its Coco lounge chair (HK$14,450) in it. The rose print is available in red, pink and black.

Where: Shop 4, G/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau


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