Quality, sustainability and family tradition are at the heart of Piccardi Living, an Italian company creating luxury wood floors
Italy’s rich craft traditions meet modern design values in Piccardi Living, a company that makes bespoke wooden flooring for high-end homes and properties.
The company started life in 1960, based in a modest sawmill in Cuneo, north Italy, and has been passed down through generations of the same family. Time-honoured expertise in carpentry is refined with the latest technology to create the best-quality parquet and luxury surface coverings, all fitted by specialist installers.
“We transform the raw materials, especially oak, walnut and other woods, and create bespoke finishes,” explains owner Fabrizio Piccardi, whose father started Piccardi Living. The wood is sourced from Eastern European forests that are certified for sustainability by the Forest Stewardship Council, and is prepared without the use of chemicals. As well as being better for the environment, Fabrizio believes it is better for customers’ wellbeing to have a home designed in harmony with nature.
At 2023’s Salone del Mobile design event in Milan, Piccardi Living unveiled a curved, lime-green wooden floor as part of an art installation. “Even the architect didn’t think it could be done, but we did it,” says Marketing Manager Marina Capello. “The fact that we are a small company and can be flexible allows Fabrizio to work one-to-one with an artistic director, interior designer or architect.”
Similarly, private clients work closely with Piccardi Living’s designers and craftsmen, receiving a service defined by care, precision and passion. As Marina explains, some clients may not know what they want at first, but after several conversations with Fabrizio, they end up with exactly what they were looking for.
The team has worked on projects as far afield as Russia, China and the Middle East, breaking into the UK market six years ago.
“Piccardi Living loves a challenge, and we work on a lot of one-off projects that bigger companies might avoid,” says Marina. “We can send a sample within a few days of speaking to a client about their concept.”
Piccardi Living is now experimenting with different-coloured woods and panels, including brass inserts. “You have to stay a step ahead,” says Fabrizio. “I love a challenge, and we don’t want to do cookie-cutter designs. Every design is different.”