Pianca creates furniture systems and occasional furniture for residential contexts – bedrooms and living rooms – and for the contract market. Our approach to design aims at customising products and places to meet the needs of people whose lifestyles are based on flexibility, mobility and change but who still want to feel at home no matter what. Our respect for the history and founding values of our brand – our territory, our Italian culture, family and genius – and our desire to make authentically sustainable products, make appreciating the human aspects of our company second nature to us, resulting in our ability to blend our rational side (thinking) with our more emotional and empathic side (loving).
The elegance of simplicity. To describe his work as a designer, Emmanuel likes to quote Constantin Brancusi “Simplicity is complexity resolved”. Elegance, clarity and simplicity are key to Emmanuel Gallina’s work. His creative ethic at sincerity and coherence is embodied in every one of his projects. To him, attention to detail is a constant priority in the contours, shapes and functionality of his work.
Graduated from E.N.A.D (Limoges) and I.A.V (Orléans), he deepened his knowledge at Milan’s Politecnico obtaining a diploma of Master in design & management. He then collaborated for 7 years with Antonio Citterio in Milan on projects for the most celebrated names of international design. Presently Emmanuel works for his own agency, between Italy, France and now China.
Emmanuel teaches at Milan’s Politecnico, tutors at Domus Academy and Istituto Marangoni of Milan, as well as Lima in Bordeaux. He is often solicited for lectures and conferences in France, Italy, China or Brasil.