A single brand, two souls, a century of experience.
In 1919, Francesco Piani established a small artisan workshop in Dolegnano, in the heart of the Italian chair triangle, specialized in the production of wooden chairs. Since then Piaval’s story consists of challenges and talent, quality and insight, tenacity and passion. Today it is an international brand grown up thanks to the commitment of 4 generations. A company that takes strength from the family, with a consolidated know-how that has its roots in the over 100 employees and in the territory. A reality that invests in technological innovation and collaborates with important international designers, to offer custom-made solutions for the Contract and Health and Care sectors.
Contempory elegance and tailored-made solutions
Design, comfort, versatility and functionality: these are the key values that characterise each Piaval’s collection, aimed to offer targeted solutions to the contract and hospitality industry.
Piaval products communicate their beauty through contemporary, linear forms. They are designed with considerable attention to quality and offer maximum durability, safety and robustness. In the development of each project, Architects and Interior designers
find in Piaval a partner able to interpret any aesthetic and functional need and to translate it into customized solutions.
Health and Care
Innovation and well-being
Health and quality of life are two closely correlated factors. Decades of experience in the sector have made Piaval a reliable partner for developing healthcare furnishing supplies and projects – for public and private structures – around the world.
Every product is the result of a constant focus on ergonomics and technological innovation. Piaval’s chairs facilitate movement, ensure the user an ideal support in all circumstances and the feeling of wellbeing. On the other hand, they respond to the needs of the workers called upon for support, helping them with manoeuvring and moving the user, facilitating their interaction during care and treatment, as well as making cleaning and tidying easier.
UNI EN ISO 9001:2008
Piaval is certified in the standard focused on quality management, which attests to the adoption of accurate control systems at every stage, from design to production and customer care.
The resistance, safety and durability of the products are tested by the largest Italian institute for certification, research and testing within the wood and furniture industry, a centre of excellence in Italy and around the world. Seats and backs, are subjected to 200,000 cycles of load tests.
35 models are certified by the ergonomics usability and research body that attests their conformity to the highest ergonomic and usability standards, demonstrating their safety and effectiveness. Piaval is among the first Italian chair companies to guarantee a “scientifically proven level of comfort.”
Considering wood as a precious resource, in 2010 Piaval obtained certification from the Forest Stewardship Council®. On request, products can therefore be certified, as they are made using wood obtained exclusively from protected and controlled forest areas.