500 YEARS OF HISTORY
500 YEARS OF HISTORY
MEMORY IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT
These are our roots, this is our identity. We draw upon the sound local tradition of cabinet making, travelling back over 500 years through time, to the old carpentry workshop, fed by a watermill, along the banks of the Pianca stream. Building on our history, we start from our workers’ knowledge and skills to look to the future, combining experience and innovation to bring the culture of modern design to the world.
WE PASSIONATELY CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE IN OUR MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
This is the best possible way to guarantee customer loyalty. We use recycled wood panels, enhanced with oak and walnut veneer sourced from FSC-certified woodland. We choose new non-toxic water-based lacquers and top-of-the-range soft closing shock absorbers. We use innovative processes that ensure even surfaces, giving the effect of a single piece. All these details together make the difference, enabling us to become proud supporting members of CATAS, Italy’s largest institute for research and improvement of quality in the wood for furniture sector.
WE WORK WITH RESPECT FOR MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT AT EVERY STAGE OF PRODUCTION
Because we believe that work is a means for growth and improvement. Our wood comes from certified forests, with controlled harvesting against deforestation, and our panels are free from toxic adhesives. We were the first to use water-based glossy lacquers instead of polyurethane varnishes – still an absolute plus for Pianca – both for our employees’ health, and to reduce pollution in the home. Our factories are 60% self-sufficient in terms of energy consumption, thanks to the use of photovoltaic solar panels. Offcuts are used to produce energy to heat kilns, and our packaging systems are 100% recyclable. We have also created a cycle path, in collaboration with the municipal council of Gaiarine, in order to promote respect for our local environment, and we are supporting members of Médecins sans Frontières.
WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE TRUE MISSION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The technical and aesthetic conception of products that can improve people’s lives. This is why we have chosen to reward the ideas of young talents, amongst whom tomorrow’s big names are to be found. Our design team combines creativity and advanced production technology to give modern, logical, elegant furniture systems that we succeed in presenting to the market at a very competitive price. This is the only way that the Pianca brand, known to our customers as unique and unmistakable, can remain constantly true to itself, the epitome of contemporary elegance.