The historic furniture brand takes on a new communication strategy and visual language

Historically a leading player in Italian design, Calligaris entrusted us with the art direction of its communications.

A fruitful collaboration with the company team and a group of professionals involved in this evolution process focused our strategy on the Calligaris brand’s 360° home lifestyle.


"Real" is the concept at the core of our communication strategy: as authentic as the brand and reliable as its range of products made for everyday life.
"Living, dining, sleeping, working, playing" is the mantra we devised to reflect the company's perspective and its wide range of products. A tool for each of the brand’s expressions that defines the lifestyle of those who choose Calligaris.

A set of visual guidelines guarantee consistency in the tone of voice, both from a photographic and a graphic perspective starting with the handwritten statement "Make yourself at home".

These graphic rules embody iconic features of new products and the brand's loyalty as a whole: a new colour and pattern system inspired by textures and materials; the use of the elegant "Practice" serif typeface by Optimo Type Foundry, combined with the corporate font; and last but not least, a slight logo-restyling that allows the "Calligaris" lettering logo and "woodpecker" symbol to stand alone, in different applications.




A few clear guidelines, collected in a graphic manual, to help anyone involved in communication activities align their tone and objectives.


In these ways, the concept “real” takes shape in the new communication touchpoints for the public.


In collaboration with

Photo - Cristina Galliena Bohman and Matteo Imbriani 
Styling - Vanessa Pisk Studio 
Copywriting - Emma Hedley and Vicky Miller
Illustrations - Pol Montserrat 

Font in use "Practice" by Optimo Type Foundry 


An overview of our wide fields of action

  • Logos & Trademarks

    What makes a brand memorable and unique.

  • Environments & Exhibits

    Designing for spaces: from signage to cultural display, from retail to events

  • Art & Culture

    We had the chance to work for museums, institutions and organization in Italy and worldwide

  • Educational

    Designing for school publishing

  • Type Design

    We love typography, we design typefaces, from lettering to complete custom type families.

Case Studies

selected projects