Calligaris Interiors - Chiswick

CODE is a series of extra-ordinary, unexpected and ironic accessories designed by young talents of the Italian design.

It is characterised by a sturdy wooden frame, the hand-woven rush seat and the slightly curved legs. Apprentices were in charge of painting the rush using natural colours, while women were in charge of weaving the seats with their skillful hands.

The workshop of Antonio Calligaris organizes its production, bringing in wood from the surrounding mountains and straw from the Friulan lagoon. The apprentices of the workshop are entrusted with colouring the straw, dyed with natural pigments. The machines are few, the majority of the work is still done manually and it is mainly women who take care of weaving the seats and putting the finishing touches on the chairs.