Macaron Sofa by Piaval
Designed by Laura Silvestrini
The Macaron 2 Seater Sofa with solid wooden structure is elegant and timeless.
As “it combines Italian design with an extraordinary level of comfort”, the collection has won the Best Furniture category at the Cruise Ship Interiors Awards 2020, the prestigious international award recognising and rewarding the excellence in interior design within the cruises and yachts industry. The award recognises Piaval’s continuous research and its ability to innovate by combining the culture of well-being, design, the choice of sustainable materials and manufacturing.
Sophisticated and contemporary lines, enveloping comfort and extreme versatility make the Macaron collection easily contextualised in every space. Thanks to its consolidated know-how in the healthcare sector, in which the company has been active over the decades, Piaval applies to the contract models some useful solutions to facilitate the sanitisation processes and to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.
This guarantees maximum hygiene, resistance and durability, qualities that are now more essential than ever for the cruise and contract sector.
Two perfectly calibrated volumes give life to the unique profile of MACARON. The first is the shell – padded, intimate and enveloping – supported at the base by a curved wooden profile that characterises the aesthetics of the entire seat and traces a sign that ends in the front legs. The second is composed of the seat, where the rear legs are inserted: its structure is a perfect circle on which rests a soft cushion, round itself. The precise overlapping of these two layers recalls the image of the French pastry that gives the name to the chair.
Base & Structure Finish : solid beech or walnut wood.
Fabric Finish : can be customised in a wide range of Piaval house fabrics.
Dimensions : 1600mmW x 720mmD x 440mm H Seat height – 740mm Overall height.SHOW MORE SHOW LESS
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Each Piaval collection harbours a hundred years of experience in making wooden seats, the guarantee of a genuine “made in Italy” product, and the dedication and hard work of this international brand that has been investing in research and quality for four generations. Piaval’s story began in 1919, when it first opened as a small workshop in Udine, Italy. It has evolved thanks to its insight, perseverance and passion. Today, Piaval is a dynamic, modern company, specialised in manufacturing chairs and tables for the international large-scale contract and healthcare sector.
Design, comfort, excellent materials and functionality are the common denominators of a Piaval product, put together by famous international designers. Piaval collections are born out of a structured approach to technique, function, use and taste. Thanks to their technological skill, in-depth knowledge of materials, internal production chains that bring together highly specialised departments, and constant investment in research and development, each and every collection is created with a focus on the customers and their needs.
Every product is versatile in terms of upholstery and finishes, flexible in the level of customisation, and adaptable to the specific needs of each project. Piaval is UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certified. Since 1999, the safety and durability of its products has been certified by CATAS, the largest Italian institute for certification, research and testing within the wood and furniture industry. Some 35 models have recently been certified by Ergocert, the ergonomics usability and research body.
This attests their conformity to the highest ergonomic and usability standards. Piaval is fully committed to the environment and sustainable development in every aspect of its business: 100% of the heat it requires for drying processes comes from clean energy sources, thanks to the solar panels it has installed. It uses paints that are strictly water-based in all of its production cycles. On request, Piaval products can be FSC® certified, made using wood obtained exclusively from protected and controlled forest areas.
About the designer
Laura Silvestrini graduated from IUAV in Venice, she worked alongside architect Toni Follina on projects including a hotel in Odessa, the renovation of Treviso’s Chamber of Commerce, a competition at South Korea’s National Museum. She then collaborated with architect Massimo Scolari, focusing on design projects and installations for The Biennale. In 2000 she opened her own studio, collaborating with many leading international furniture brands, such as Piaval.