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METALWORKING TECHNIQUES: PLATING

metalworking techniques
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.

CITTÀ DELLA SPERANZA FOUNDATION – FESTA DELLA SPERANZA 2018
Città della Speranza foundation
Città della Speranza

The Calegaro company is pleased to have supported the Città della Speranza Foundation on the occasion of the “Festa della Speranza 2018” held in Cervarese Santa Croce and Montemerlo (PD) at the end of May 2018.
Città della Speranza is a non-profit organization founded in Padua in 1994 and is actively engaged in carrying out research for leukemia and other pediatric oncological diseases.
Calegaro wanted to contribute to this great cause by participating as a sponsor for the event.

The event was very successful and a total of more than € 27.000 were collected. The proceeds were totally donated to the Città della Speranza.

PROAM EXTRAORDINARY54 – LA VOLPE ARGENTATA SPECIAL EDITION
pro am la volpe argentata
“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.

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.

GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY:

Celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Italy and in other countries of the world, Mother’s Day is fast approaching.
It is a celebration of very ancient origins and it was established to honor the figure of the mother and motherhood.

To celebrate the most important person of your life, Calegaro offers you a selection of products, that you can buy online. You can receive what you will choose directly to your home with free shipping!

The Nove99 Collection is full of beautiful objects made of various materials, such as glass, to which pure silver has been applied thanks to Sputtering technology.
Unique products and highly appreciated gift ideas, that range from vases to coloured heart-shaped cups.

Take advantage of this exclusive offer for a special occasion like this!
Buy online: https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/Calegaro

Gift ideas for Mother's day
Gift ideas for Mother’s day

FIXTURE CALENDAR GOLF TROPHY 2018:

Fixture Calendar 2018

This year Calegaro decided to continue sponsoring the Golf Trophy, a prestigious golf competition that takes place around the country.
It is an event organized by Caffè del Doge and it is held in the best Italian club and aims to unite the passion for this sport and the one for coffee.

The circuit includes numerous stages around Italy. The competition takes place from May to October and the national final takes place on Friday 19 October in Tolcinasco(MI).
During this event the winners of each stage will compete.

For more information: http://www.caffedeldogegolf.net/