Parchettificio Toscano s.r.l.
In conversation with Mr. Gabriele Mannucci, Owner, Parchettificio Toscano s.r.l.
The use of different materials is the latest goal that Parchettifico Toscano can tick off its list; refined materials – wood, leather, metals (steel, copper, bronze etc.), stones and marble – take on the desired forms and blend together in all possible manners to create unique floors.
Q. Could you please let our readers know about your company and product range?
A. The company is located in the central Italian town of Corazzano in Tuscany. My father Franco Mannucci, who began woodworking at the beginning of the 1950s, founded the company in late ‘70s. We believe that the heart of a home starts from the ground and we take pride that Parchettificio Toscanohas become one of the leading names in the world for the wooden flooring.
Q. You have converged various materials like wood, metal, marble etc. and given a new design aspect to the luxury flooring. Can you please explain more about the exclusivity of your products?
A. We have always been dedicated to making innovative products. Created following environmentally friendly criteriaand a sophisticated design that combines a craftsman’s attention to detail with the most refined avant-garde production techniques. Our designs and products are a proof of ongoing innovation and the result of the experience gained by generations of the Mannucci family in the woodworking sector. The use of different materials is the latest goal that Parchettifico Toscano can tick off its list; refined materials – wood, leather, metals (steel, copper, bronze etc.), stones and marble – take on the desired forms and blend together in all possible manners to create unique floors, accessories and cladding. Any of our collections is devoted to lovers of elegance looking for that touch of exclusivity, features unique designs resulting from new research and original takes on existing ideas.
Q. When the world is fast moving towards mechanisation, it is a pleasant surprise to see your products having human touch. Is it necessary to remain distinctive?
A. We bring a beautiful blend of Tuscan tradition of fine craftsmanship and high-end (laser) technology. The roots of our success go far back in time and have developed into our many treatments and finishes all done by hand. Having artistic touch by humans is our answer to the demand for superior quality, customised floors. At Parchettificio Toscano, we give expression to our customers’ individual tastes with our wide selection of woods,
sizes and finishes, plus an option of different surface treatments and an infinite array of colours.
Q. Italy is known for Ferrari. We hope one day it will be known for Parchettificio Toscano flooring.
A. Thank you for your wishes. We always believe in having the master craftsmen and work closely with the finest architects to bring out superior products. We are striving to conquer the world of luxury flooring and would love to be recognised as the flooring masters from Italy.
The history of the Parchettificio Toscano began very simply with an excellent carpenter master craftsman. Franco Mannucci, who began woodworking at the beginning of the 1950s, founded the company whose history dates back over 60 years. In 1967 he was registered as a member of the master craftsmen association as a wooden flooring fitter, and after several years in this field he set up his own business at the end of the 1970s. Today, under the direction of his sons, Gabriele and Giuliano, the company has become one of the leading names in Tuscan industry.