Born in 1926, Liborio Vincenzo Calia, the founder of Calia Italia, began his apprenticeship at an artisan workshop at a young age. It was there that he learned the craft of carpentry and created various wooden objects, ranging from practical tools to highly decorative pieces that would beautify any home.
At the age of 18, in 1944, he established his own business, and in 1965, he embarked on a research project that ultimately led to the creation of a singular line of products aimed at providing people with a sense of comfort and well-being: upholstered furniture.
Since then, we have been producing sofas with an accessible, democratic design, paying close attention to detail, to material, and delivering them to every corner of the globe.
With Saverio Calia's artistic direction and Giuseppe Calia's commercial strategy, and a constant commitment to promoting the region, investing in research and technology, and expanding its logistical capabilities, Calia Italia has emerged as one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of upholstered furniture.
With a workforce of over 1,500 individuals in the Murgia area, Calia Italia produces over 1,000 seats each day and introduces more than 50 new models annually, available in 40 different coverings of both leather and fabric and over 400 colors. The comfort of Calia Italia, originating in Matera, is housed in one of Europe's largest automated warehouses and delivered to more than 80 countries.
With a sense of pride and passion, firmly convinced that investing in one's heritage is a wise investment in the future, the Calia family is poised to usher in its third generation of entrepreneurs. Committed to upholding our core values, we approach the future with a sense of dynamism and a spirit of innovation, emboldened by the same ambition that was passed down to us by our founder, Liborio Vincenzo.