Liborio Vincenzo Calia, Calia Italia’s founder, was born in 1926. He started attending an artisan workshop when he was very young. There he learnt how to make carpentry works, realizing different types of objects made of wood, from useful tools to works of outstanding workmanship to decorate any house.
In 1944, when he was only 18, he started his own business and in 1965 he started a research project that would end up in designing and producing a single kind of products, conceived to make people feel good: upholstered furniture.
Under Saverio Calia’s artistic direction and Giuseppe Calia’s commercial strategy, with the constant aim of promoting the territory, investing in research and technology and developing its logistics capacity, the company has become one of the most renowned companies in the production of “upholstered furniture” worldwide.
Thanks to the efforts of over 1,500 people working in the Murgia area, Calia Italia guarantees a daily production of over 1,000 seats a day, developing more than 50 new models per year, in 40 different covers both in leather and fabric available in over 400 colors. Calia Italia’s comfort, conceived and made in Matera, is stored in one of the largest automated warehouses in Europe to be delivered to over 80 countries.
Transparency, solidarity, flexibility, reliability and integrity, attention to and respect for the family, human resources, tradition and culture of the territory. With a special attention to young talents and their entrance in the working world, without ever stopping dreaming and bringing innovation so to make beauty and quality accessible to everybody.