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The Hotel armchair by Calia Italia turns 25

Since 1997, the Hotel armchair has been the most copied armchair in the world. Today, the creation of designers Grazia Lionetti and Saverio Calia turns 25 years old and the brand is celebrating it with new versions, in America, where it all began by reclaiming the design of one of the most iconic armchairs of the Calia Italia brand.

It’s been 25 years since the Hotel armchair (first designed in 1997) was first presented during the High Point Market trade fair in North Carolina in 1998. Its design with soft lines caught the public’s attention and became the star of the entire collection. Published in the same year in Furniture Today, one of the most famous American weekly magazines dedicated to the US furniture industry, the Hotel armchair became the most copied model in the world. The copy of that magazine is proof of the authenticity of the Calia Italia design of the product. 'It’s something we’re very attached to because the success of the Hotel describes our company. It tells of our values, our story and our identity', the brand mentions on their website.

'Having invested from the outset in design, innovation and the enhancement of human capital has contributed to the development of our corporate culture, brought out the identity features of our brand and made the company successful and recognisable on the market', explains Saverio Calia, general manager of marketing and development at Calia Italia.

The Hotel armchair continues to be produced uninterruptedly to this day and is distributed in over 80 countries worldwide. To celebrate the history of the armchair, Calia Italia is introducing new versions: a chaise-longue with asymmetrical armrests, a three-seater sofa and a highly original oval footstool.

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