1500

Woodworking masters for 14 generations. The first “Da Pianca” were mentioned in documents that date back to the 16th century.

1902 Enrico e Giambattista, cugini-fratelli, emigrano in Venezuela. Lì, fondano un’azienda che produce forme per calzatura in legno.

1902

Enrico Pianca was born. His father taught him everything about wood. He learnt how to recognise its age simply by smelling it.

1948

Enrico and Giambattista, cousin-brothers, emigrated to Venezuela. Whilst there, they founded a company that produced wooden footwear moulds.

1948 Enrico e Giambattista, cugini-fratelli, emigrano in Venezuela. Lì, fondano un’azienda che produce forme per calzatura in legno
In Venezuela, Giambattista realizza l’urna della costituzione voluta da Marcos Pérez Jimenez. Enrico rientra in Italia.

1952-54

In Venezuela, Giambattista produced the urn of the constitution which was commissioned by Marcos Pérez Jimenez. Enrico returned to Italy.

1956

Pianca went from being an artisan workshop to an industrial company. Bedrooms and living rooms started being produced.

1956 Da bottega artigiana, Pianca diventa una realtà industriale. Si producono camere di letto e soggiorni.
1971 Consapevole del ruolo del design, Pianca partecipa al primo Salone del Mobile: è l’inizio di una presenza ininterrotta fino a oggi.

1961

Due to its awareness of the role design plays in furniture, Pianca participated in the first Salone del Mobile (Furniture Fair): the company has not missed a fair ever since.

Giambattista rientra dal Venezuela. In azienda, diventa “maestro di bottega”, alla guida di un gruppo di giovani ebanisti.

1967

Giambattista returned to Italy from Venezuela. He became the company’s “workshop master” and led a group of young cabinet makers.

1970 L’introduzione del truciolare, novità assoluta nel settore, rende il mobile un prodotto realmente democratico Pianca

1970

The introduction of chipboard, an industry-first, made furniture become a truly accessible product.

1988 Pianca Inizia la produzione just in time. La modularità e la personalizzazione diventano punti di forza del prodotto.

1988

The company began just-in-time manufacturing. Modularity and customisation became the product strengths.

1998

Upholstered items were featured in the Pianca catalogue.

1998 Gli imbottiti entrano a far parte del catalogo Pianca
2003 Pianca presenta il primo mobile con lavorazione continua a folding

2003

The People Programme, the first with a folding system was introduced.

2011

Pianca celebrated 50 years of non-stop participation at the Salone del Mobile.

2011 Pianca festeggia i 50 anni di presenza ininterrotta al Salone del Mobile.
2014 Amazon è in visita a Pianca per studiare i suoi imballaggi innovativi: l’uso di cartone, plastica e polistirolo viene ridotto del 95%

2014

Amazon visited Pianca to study its innovative packaging: the use of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene was reduced by 95%.

What does the future have in store?

We can answer that in 3 words:

Heart, Home & Contract

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