Passoni is an Italian company that was founded in 1948. It has continued to grow in the “chair district” in the Friuli region of Italy thanks to its expertise in working with wood.
Since the 1960s, the company has established itself in foreign markets, including Germany, the United States, Austria and France.
Over the years, Passoni has taken on new market challenges, with a focus on two main fundamental elements: a passion for working with wood and eco-sustainability, and the creation of products of design.
Respecting the environment is not a slogan for Passoni—it is a requirement that has always been cultivated by the family. This is why the company got FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification in 2008, making it ahead of the curve in the market. Today, the company can guarantee traceability and eco-sustainability of the entire chain of custody, from planting the trees to the sale of the finished product.
The company’s focus on eco-sustainability can be seen in its constant research into natural materials and fabrics (like flame-retardant wool from New Zealand with eco-label certification) and the use of high-performance glues with zero formaldehyde emissions, and, finally, the use of special high-quality rubber for padding.
For this company based in Manzano, Italy, investing in solutions that respect the environment is a true advantage, making for innovative products: wine-based finishes, for example, are the result of painstaking research, created in collaboration with the PelleVino Treatment®, which allows us to obtain natural, warm shades by making the most of two “live” elements: wine and wood. Equally impressive are the 4 coats of natural oil used on our products – an achievement no other company can boast – which serve to guarantee longevity, quality and resistance in terms of protecting against light and scratches.
Last, there’s Pellemela, an eco-compatible, non-toxic leatherette used in padding for chairs. It is created by working with recycled vegetable waste, specifically from apples.
At Salone del Mobile Passoni launched Genea and Arianna.
Genea , design by Atelier Oï
Genea, a Greek word that means “birth” or “generation”, is the name given to a new collection of stackable chairs. The Genea armchair is the centrepiece of the new collection. The ash or oak wood structure is finished either with natural oil or with wine-based pigments to create a unique and innovative piece of furniture.
The wine-based pigment, developed through research work, allows the company to imbue the wood with colours that are absolutely unique yet completely natural. The backrest of the chair is its most distinguishing feature. Through the use of complex woodworking and wood-bending techniques, the backrest curves outwards to form a single continuous section encompassing the armrest and the front and back legs.
Arianna, design by Studio DINN!
The Arianna Collection playfully combines archetypical elements and innovative design. Produced in solid ash and oak and finished with natural oils, it is available in five variations: open-backed, with a woven corded back, with an upholstered back, and with a plain wooden or else upholstered seat. Arianna furniture is robust and essential, but endowed with an eclectic lightness of touch, and is therefore well suited to dynamic environments, such as food service areas and shared working spaces.