MODEL X: THE NEW CALEGARO COLLECTION PROJECTED TOWARDS THE FUTURE

The Calegaro Silverware, leader in the production and marketing of silver, is pleased to present a brand new cutlery Collection.

The design of the new “Model X” series was born from an innovative idea projected towards the future. We took inspiration from the typical structure of aircraft cockpits and the result is a cutlery of extraordinary finesse. In fact, the handle, made through protofusion on a hexagonal  internally-emptied base, gives life to a model endowed with extreme ergonomics and functional balance.

The name of the Collection derives from the three-dimensional X motif created thanks to this process. For this reason, the model is characterized by the high complexity of design, realization and will for continuous innovation. In addition to this, we have followed the high quality standards and craftsmanship, key factors that the Calegaro company carries on with passion and dedication since 1921.

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Model X: the new Calegaro Collection

Model X: the new Calegaro Collection

DISCOVER THE PRODUCTS OF THE TABLE COLLECTION

There are some brand new products in Nove99! A new collection is born, “The Table” series, dedicated to one of the most pleasant moments of the day, being at the table: it is an opportunity to devote time and special care to yourself and, especially, to your beloved ones. Thanks to Nove99, being at the table is a new experience, becoming a meeting place where the values of sharing, generosity and well-being are combined with those of elegance, beauty and good taste. Pure silver covers everyday objects, giving them a completely renewed style without compromising their functionality, a fact highlighted by the simplicity and efficiency of the shapes.

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New series "The Table" by Nove99

New series “The Table” by Nove99

METALWORKING TECHNIQUES: PLATING

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Candlestick with 5 flames in bronze plated with 24 kt gold

Among the processing techniques used by our craftsmen we find plating. This consists in placing a metal layer over another metal surface and has the purpose of embellishing the objects. The applied layer, in addition to its aesthetic function, also helps to protect the objects: in fact, there are numerous external agents that could damage them, such as corrosive, atmospheric or oxidative agents. Plating can be done by hot or cold rolling or drawing.

The metal to which the additional layer is superimposed takes the name of base metal, usually normal steels. The covering material is called filler metal instead. It is generally more valuable than the basic one: it might be gold, silver or copper.

Inside the Calegaro Collections, numerous objects are finely decorated by hand and many of them are covered with 24 kt gold using this technique.

PROAM EXTRAORDINARY54 – LA VOLPE ARGENTATA SPECIAL EDITION
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“La Volpe Argentata” Special Edition

On Saturday, 14th of July 2018 at Golf della Montecchia (PD) the second edition of the event “ProAm Extraordinary54 – La Volpe Argentata” was held.

The name wants to pay tribute to Piero Taruffi, a great pilot and engineer nicknamed “La Volpe Argentata” for his skilled and smart driving. The event stems from the will of his daughter, Prisca Taruffi, to honor his father thirty years after his death. Prisca took part in the realization of the event collaborating with the three golf courses of Play Golf54.

The event attracted fans from the world of racing cars and sports. In fact, in addition to Elegance Competition for Vintage Cars, there was also a Golf ProAm PGAI. The teams competing for prizes were mixed squads of golfers, riders and celebrities.
Very rare vintage cars marched to win the first prize while the 47 teams competed on the golf course.

In the evening a gala dinner was held in the presence of Prisca Taruffi, who recalled her father. For the occasion, a clip in memory of Piero Taruffi was projected. At the end of the event, prizes were awarded to winners.

The Calegaro company has supported the event as a sponsor in a day that has been very successful among golf and racing cars lovers which will be repeated in 2019.

 

Working techniques: turning and hammering

Working techniques

A lathe

At Calegaro, artisans utilize turning and hammering among the various metal working techniques.

The turning is a productive process realized thanks to the help of a machine that is called “lathe”. The lathe used in metalworking is the parallel lathe. While the piece of metal endures a rotating movement, the tool, through a linear movement, shapes and processes the material through the removal of shavings. There are many types of turning, all depending on the type of surface you want to achieve with the instrument. Flat, cylindrical, conical surfaces and many others are created thanks to this technique.

The hammering is instead a technique that is performed almost entirely by hand and allows to obtain objects of great artistic quality. The metal is deformed thanks to the use of a hammer or repeated hammer blows. The process is usually carried cold metal in the form of a plate or sheet.

In this way our best craftsmen, endowed with considerable skill, create every day unique and exclusive products designed with the aim of satisfying every taste and need each customer might have.

CHISELING ART

Art of chiseling

Details: the art of chiseling

The art of chiseling is the work done thanks to the chisel, an instrument used to sculpt metal with precision. The era in which this tool was introduced is not well known, but its function in metalworking is fundamental. It looks like a small chisel, useful for modeling metal plates and objects made by casting.

The shape of the chisel is a small steel rod about 10-15 cm long with one end (called “head”) that takes different forms depending on the function it has to perform. Once the stick was made of iron, later replaced by steel to which cyanide was added to increase its hardness.

Depending on the type of work the craftsman has to perform, the tools can be of various sizes. The head of the chisel can in fact be roundish, pointed, flat or with particular motifs. Chisels used in metal work can be divided into two main categories: hot chisels and cold chisels.

It is an art that requires great skill and ability. At Calegaro, skilled craftsmen make unique works every day with the chiseling technique.

HISTORY AND TRADITION

Villa Calegaro – Emo Capodilista

A building rich in history and tradition, the Villa Emo Capodilista, located at the foot of the Colli Euganei, has been Calegaro company’s headquarters since 1968. The Calegaro family has chosen this place as the beating heart of its business.

THE EMO CAPODILISTA FAMILY

The name “Emo Capodilista” was the result of the meeting of two important families: the Emo family and the Capodilista family.
The Emo family was one of the founders of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and saw, among its members, numerous celebrities including prosecutors of San Marco, Governors, Dukes of Candia and Admirals.
The Capodilista family, however, arrived in Veneto in the wake of Carlomagno’s descent in 800 and its members defeated the longobards to obtain many feuds and the title of accounts.

It was after the fall of the Serenissima that the two families merged with the marriage of Leonardo Emo and Beatrice Capodilista. The surname then became Emo – Capodilista.

During the 19th century, the Emo Capodilista family donated an important collection of art to the city of Padua. Even today you can admire these masterpieces that are part of the heritage of Padua’s civic museums.

THE BUILDING OF THE VILLA

The construction of the villa occurred in 1864 and is due to Giorgio Emo Capodilista, commander of the second Genoa and Novara Cavalry Brigade against the Austro-Hungarians in the defense of Pozzuolo del Friuli, the beginning of the revolt during the First World War.
Until the date of his death, 1940, the villa was his residence. In the “Venetian terrazzo” floor it is possible to read “G.E.C 1864”, his initials and the date of construction of the building.

THE CALEGARO FAMILY

In 1921, Luigi Calegaro founded the Calegaro company. It was a small shop in Via del Santo, in the center of Padua. In the 40s it was established as a solid industrial entity and in 1968 the Villa Emo Capodilista was chosen as the new headquarters.
Next to the Villa a production area of ​​40 thousand square meters was built, with a total covered area of ​​12 thousand square meters.
In 2016, by the will of Francesco Calegaro and his sons, the whole Villa is restored. The intent is to bring to light the elegance and refinement of the main salon and side wings. Thanks to the restoration work the Villa relives its ancient fasts.
A building so rich in history and tradition can only be the perfect home to a company with strong values ​​such as Calegaro.

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Unique items designed to give a refined touch to your daily life will be delivered to your door.
The Nove99 Collection, created by our best craftsmen with passion and dedication, is the result of the innovative SputteringAG technology.  As a result of this particular technique, pure 999/ °°° silver is deposited over the most different surfaces such as glass, porcelain, plastic, wood and leather.

The products are entirely Made in Italy and characterized by their quality and design of the highest level. Thanks to the elegance that distinguishes them, they become suitable and perfect for every occasion. For both daily moments and special events, the Nove99 Line enriches your home with original and precious ideas.

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