Antonio Calligaris started his company with a single piece-the "Marocca," a wooden chair with a hand-woven, sea-grass seat and slightly curved legs. That was in 1923. His artisanal business has since expanded to offer more than 800 products sold in 100 countries worldwide. Now run by his grandson, Alessandro Calligaris, the leading home furnishings company produces well-made, functional, and stylish contemporary furnishings that offer design flexibility and intelligence. Case in point: coffee tables quickly transform to dining tables, bookshelves morph with a few adjustments.