500 YEARS OF HISTORY
65 years of history. Exporting to 50 countries. 75,000 m² of productive factory space. 250 internal employees. Participation in 50 Salone del Mobile fairs, ever since the very first edition. 500 colours of lacquer to choose from. 1,000 collaborators helping us every day. 5 weeks maximum guaranteed time from order to delivery. 1,000 stores in Italy. 500 retailers around the world.
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.
THE FACT THAT WE ARE ITALIAN IS A UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED GUARANTEE
And we see it as a hallmark to be safeguarded. Building on the vocation and competitiveness of our area, at Pianca we have contributed to the birth of Italy’s first industrial furniture district. All our furniture is produced in the area around our headquarters in Gaiarine, near Treviso, and conforms with EU production standards. From here we export the elegance and luxury of Italian-made products across the globe.
‘BE NEW’ HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR GOLDEN RULE
And we have never lacked the courage of our convictions. We were the first to believe in democratic design available to all. We were the first in our market segment to automate production. We were the first to reorganise work flow, introducing lean production and a just-in-time service that is to order, customisable and flexible, shifting from pieces of furniture to furniture systems. And once again, we were the first in Europe to use solvent-free water-based glossy lacquers, among the first to try using stone as a covering for furniture, the first to invent honeycomb protective packaging, offering greater resistance to knocks and blows, and one of the first to adopt a shock-absorber system on all our drawers. We continue our path of innovation every day in the technology we use and in our stylistic choices, exploring new trends without falling for passing fads, and always remaining faithful to the contemporary elegance that you the consumer have come to identify in Pianca.
WE ARE NOT AN ASSEMBLY LINE, WE ARE A HUMAN WORKSHOP
Our company is made first and foremost of people. Their immense value is our greatest capital, with their wealth of knowledge and skills that only time and experience can bring… Marta’s taste lies behind the choice of woods, Mirco’s expertise guarantees the perfection of the lacquers, Yussef’s careful eye ensures rigorous quality control… That’s the way it’s always been here at Pianca. When the carpentry workshop began to feel a bit small, we replaced our chisels with high-technology, continuing to invest in our workers. This is clearly reflected in the affection of our employees, who stay with us for life. That is why we produce design, but we still use our hands, and we still consider ourselves craftsmen and -women. Our sawn-oak finishes are the perfect illustration of this combination of high technical performance with a hand-made feel. All this is artisanal intelligence.
WITHOUT YOUR FAITH IN US, PIANCA WOULD NOT EXIST, AND WE NEVER FORGET THAT
That is why we entrust our products to a selected network of trained retailers, who can offer the highest guarantees of quality and courtesy from service to transport to assembly. With these stores we establish veritable partnerships. We keep in touch with their front desks on a daily basis, to keep abreast of what you really want, and we follow the planning process each time. Our service is increasingly customised. We find the solution to all your needs, offering complete and highly flexible furnishing systems to suit every new approach to modern living, guaranteeing you a designer home at competitive prices. We have an info-line to respond to all your needs.