Calia Italia's history begins with its founder Liborio Vincenzo Calia, a skilled master carpenter who in 1965 started a small sofa business in Matera, Southern Italy. In a nod to its cultural roots, Calia's main showroom in Matera features a large collection of contemporary art, with works by Rotella, Ortega, Flaccus, Del Pezzo and others. Its craftsmen are constantly innovating, and bring dozens of new designs to its offering every year. Calia Italia designs are uniformly inspired by natural beauty: the land, features and skyline of Matera figure prominently in the minds of its experienced craftsmen in their quest for a synthesis of style, simplicity and comfort. Calia Italia also prides itself on its environmental awareness.