Creating real settings, custom designed using timeless objects is what Pianca aspires to do. Furniture makers for generations, the Piancas have passed down their wood-crafting secrets and their passion for this material. The Veneto company's products are inspired by solid values cultivated over time: attention to detail, selection of materials, the muted sophistication of the combinations and respect for the environment.
In December 2020, the company inaugurated its flagship store in Green Pea - the first Green Retail Park in the world, in Turin - presenting for the occasion Calatea Green: the re-edition of the armchair designed in 2017 by Cristina Celestino, entirely redesigned in its materials and formal expression, according to the circular economy rules.
Conceived for Pianca, Calatea Green is a homage to the planet and affirmation of Pianca's commitment to the environment.
Every element of Calatea Green was reconsidered to reduce the environmental impact of the chair. The padding is polyester ecofibre derived from recycled PET plastic mineral water bottles: made of 100% virgin polyester, it is completely recyclable and compostable, according to circular economy criteria. The shell is made of plywood and the legs are solid, FSC-certified® ash, sourced from certified forests with controlled logging to combat deforestation. Lastly, the upholstery fabric is made using open end cotton yarn from 100% recycled material guaranteed by GRS (Global Recycled Standard Certified 4.0) certification.
Cristina Celestino's homage to nature and sustainability is shown on a new decorative concept for the backrest fabric, paying tribute to her home region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) and the alder tree, a native hardwood of the Julian Alps, whose leaves have a distinctive, even-veined texture. The pattern was a source of study and inspiration for the designer who then focused on the work of artist Carla Accardi, particularly her rhythmic brush strokes and style. A limited edition of the seat was presented at Green Pea: for the occasion the decorative motif was hand painted on fabric by Alberto Fiocco using water-based colours with no toxic substances.
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