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Alessandro Calligaris

Calligaris s.p.a, Italy

Alessandro Calligaris is a third-generation furniture maker, whose grandfather founded the company in Manzano, Italy, in 1923. From the very start he was responsible for the extremely delicate and strategic phase of ideation and industrialization of products. In 1986 he became the president of the company and assumed full responsibility for running it. Under the leadership of entrepreneur Alessandro Calligaris, the company has grown to become one of the world‘s leading Italian home and smart design companies through its evolution of the production process, expansion of product range, the ‚discovery’ of new sales channels, and the brand’s own validity and advancement internationally.