Calligaris Visit: Day Two
Monday, 7 November 2016
In addition to mechanisms and forms, finish is key when considering a products usage. The end of our teams first day in Italy allowed them to visit the Connubia Calligaris showroom, it was here that Calligaris enthusiastically introduced Fenix, the latest addition to their line of materials.
Demonstrated on the Baron Counter Table they were able to assess exactly how durable and resistant this material is. Ideal for a communal everyday piece like the Baron, the team were amazed to witness how a simple scratch can be easily removed by placing a cloth and a cool iron over it for a few seconds.
Following a busy first day of product testing it was time to recharge over some authentic Italian food. The second and final day was spent exploring the largest of the two Calligaris factories, primarily a storage and packaging point for products which are waiting to be shipped around the world.
Pictured Above Left to Right: Calligaris Match Coffee Tables and Eclisse Table Base ready for shipping
Introducing new designs is an exciting prospect for us at Lime, so the chance to witness the prototype room in this factory proved to be a highlight of the trip. As well as viewing products not yet in production, the team were excited to see a sneak peak of tests for a leather upholstered Basil Chair, currently available in polypropylene this is already a favourite for us at Lime so we are thrilled at the prospect of this contrasting finish making it into our showroom sometime next year.
On returning back to the UK we would like to give a special thanks to Eros, Vera, Marco, Mr. Calligaris and the rest of the Calligaris team in Italy for providing such an informative and enjoyable trip.