1500

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1967

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

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1970

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

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1988

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

1998

Upholstered items were featured in the Pianca catalogue.

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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.

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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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