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Calaisio brings timeless design, quality and durability to your home with collections for the kitchen, table, bathroom and patio.
What's more, Calaisio team has a passion for the environment and giving back to the communities of their artisans.
Included with each piece, you'll find a statement of authenticity signed personally by the artisans who created it.
Calaisio's artisans live and work in remote South Pacific villages. They use vines they use to construct the pieces — natively called “vignes d’eau” or "water-vines". These vines grow only in remote mountain jungles, are only reached with difficulty, and harvesting brings its own challenges. The vines grow back quickly and leave no damage in their native forests.
Their diameter is less than an eighth-inch, a fraction of typical rattan. It takes up to a week to hand-weave the pieces in the Calaisio collections, but the pay-off is a superior product – durable, heat-resistant and breathtakingly beautiful.
Artisans and villages are lifted out of subsistence living due the the earnings from weaving. Their communities are thus provided with better food, health care and transportation. Calaisio even invests a significant portion of its profits in these villages to continue improvements in education and infrastructure.
Earlier this decade, Gay and William Lebourg landed on a remote island in the South Pacific. Determined to be productive and to help the local villagers, they scoured the island for ideas and discovered that a few of the locals hand-wove fine baskets and trays from a native vine called “Water Vine or Vigne d'Eau.” They thought the designs were beautiful, and began marketing them over the internet to fine stores in Europe. Today, 17 years later, they have over 800 artisans designing and making baskets for them. Income from these baskets has dramatically lifted the standard of living for many of these artisans, who, prior to the Lebourg’s arrivals, eked out a subsistence living growing rice.