The roots of the Italian modern furniture company Pianca reach back over 500 years, back to the time when the banks of the river Pianca were dotted with watermills that supported the area’s carpentry industry. Founded in 1946 in the small town of Gaiarine, Pianca continues the region’s tradition of crafting furniture with care. Although Pianca now uses modern technology, the company still employs hands-on craftsmanship, as evidenced by touches such as sawn-oak finishes. Pianca takes pride in employing young talent as well as famed European designers, to ensure that their designs incorporate new ideas and new innovations. The combination of beauty and function is Pianca's motto which is evident in their extensive line of modern sofas, beds, tables, chairs, sideboards, wall units and mirrors. At Pianca, adding convenience and function to modern homes is as important as adding a sophisticated style.