Company

Origins

Sevensedie started out a long time ago: a history of talent and intuition.

In 1965 Diego Piva opened a workshop where he built what he did best: wooden chairs. The quality of his work was quickly appreciated. The small carpenter’s workshop opened up to new projects and maintaining the same high quality it became a company that constantly expanded.

Diego’s expertise and ability was rewarded by having given life to something important which over the years has never stopped growing (just like a child).

About us

Sevensedie has always put people first and adopted a merit based system.

After years at the head of the company Diego Piva decided to hand over the management to three historical collaborators: Massimo, Federico and Luca. Today they run the company eager to pursue the original philosophy but combining it with innovation.

Full of enthusiasm and ideas, the new managers have developed the brand guided by the principles of quality and personality, positioning it as a point of reference of Italian style. The new management team safeguards and guarantees the soul of Sevensedie while successfully tackling the continuous market challenges.

Quality

The production process enhances the craftsmanship and supports it with technology, to guarantee short delivery times.

The company’s sophisticated management system ensures precision and flexibility. Behind the machines however there are people: thanks to their contribution Sevensedie products always distinguish themselves for their creative and unique features.

Beech wood, high quality fabrics and exclusive processing: a careful selection of the materials is the fundamental ingredient of Sevensedie’s interiors, chairs, sofas and other seating.

Sevensedie is proud of its solidity as a company: customers, employees and suppliers have always taken part in the development of the brand, often with an exclusive relationship. Its history, products, quality and solidity make Sevensedie a serious and reliable company.

Green soul

We produce wooden chairs and furnish interiors thanks to nature. Without trees however there would not be any wooden furniture.

The company has made the ethical choice to work with suppliers that are involved in reforestation programmes, actively contributing to protect and maintain the welfare of the environment.

That is not all: Sevensedie has decided to invest in renewable energy and has installed a 158.7 Kwp photovoltaic system that covers the energy needs of the entire production process.

Production

The challenge is to create chairs, armchairs and furniture by merging craftsmanship and technology.

For this reason our production process includes cutting edge machinery supervised by skilled experts. We follow the entire process from the idea to the assembly, down to the smallest detail. The strict quality control process ensures that each Sevensedie product meets expectations.

Drying and cutting

After being dried the wood, usually beech, is cut to obtain the different pieces that make up a product. The drying phase is of fundamental importance as the humidity of the wood influences the final quality of the product.


Milling and turning

The pieces are accurately milled and turned using modern machines. In this phase the outline of the product to be manufactured is shaped. The wood mostly used by Seven Sedie is beech as it is an excellent turning wood; this is not however the only type of wood used.


Tenoning and drilling

In this phase the heads of the uprights and the transoms are processed to create tenons which when duly glued and correctly fitted are used to join the various parts during the assembly phase. These processes are fundamental for product stability and to produce a long lasting solid structure.


Pre-assembly

The parts that make up the back or the front part of the frame are assembled in this phase. The use of the correct amount of glue is particularly important in this phase; an insufficient amount of glue would result in an unstable product while an excessive amount would lead to an unaesthetic result.


Final quality control check and delivery

Each product is carefully checked at the end of every production. In this final phase each item is meticulously checked for defects and to make sure that the products meets customer requirements. A detailed check-up is carried out to check that the quality of the finish, upholstery and frame satisfy the standards required for all Seven Sedie products. Once the product has successfully passed these checks it is packaged, labelled and stored in the warehouse ready for delivery.


Carving

Carvings, grooves and any other work on the wood are carried out with great care by the hands of skilled woodworkers. Carving is an artistic process used to create decorations; it requires extreme precision to avoid problems in the lacquering phase.


Finishing

This is the last major process before the final assembly. Great care and attention to detail are the characterising elements of this phase which is carried out by experienced workers. This process has the aim of embellishing the product but also protecting the wood to avoid deterioration.


Assembly

The carefully finished pre-assembled parts are joined together to form the frame of the product. In this phase, as in pre-assembly, the glue is carefully dosed to adequately fix the components. During the assembly phase the stability, levelling and perfect symmetry of the product are carefully checked.


Polishing and lacquering

Polishing is a necessary operation in order to preserve the wood; lacquering entails the homogenous application, on the entire surface of the product, of "coats" of varnish in the required colour to give luminosity and add decorative effects to the product. There are different types of lacquering processes, from the classic one that uses nitro-based products to the ecological one that uses water-based products, up to the application of precious silver or gold leaf. Lacquering requires great skill to avoid undulations or other unpleasant effects on the product surface.


Upholstery

A department of the company is entirely dedicated to this phase in which the frame is padded and upholstered. Webbing and springs are skilfully fixed by hand to guarantee the best resistance of the seats over time. A great variety of fabrics are available and are continuously updated.


Planing

In this process the single elements, in particular the backs, are planed. Great care is taken in this process to obtain the appropriate smoothness to enhance the polishing process. The removal of wood must be balanced, the surface must be homogenous without granules and the product must be practically flawless.


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