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Dreams of chess – the Italian way with Piumini Danesi

DSC_0016Piumini Danesi is an Italian company for duvets, pillows, and bed comfort. They have chosen the sport of chess as one of their primary research methods.

Daniele from Piumini Danesi shares, “We are all caught up with the bustling of work, family, and city life, hence we often tend to forget to take care of ourselves and we underestimate the importance of recharging our own batteries with simple natural sleep. And this is so important for the game of chess where concentration and mental strength is required.”

The company Piumini Danesi is full of chess culture. They literally eat and sleep chess – the game is part of every lunch or coffee break, they follow every big international tournament, and they are proud owners of beautiful chess sets.

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Chessdom: Hello Daniele and thank you for this interview. There is an expression that if you want to improve your game you have to “eat, sleep, and breathe” chess. It is very interesting to know more about how Piumini Danesi looks into this.

Piumini Danesi: For now we are concentrated on the sleeping part:) It is hard to realize how important a good night relaxation can affect your daily performance. And chess is a perfect research method for this field.

We all know the brain works exhaustively during a chess game. Being fully relaxed helps you in multiple ways. You definitely get a boost of concentration. This further enhances your calculation power and subsequent variation searches. As a secondary effect this leads to better time management and we know how important this is in nowadays chess.

However, for the past year we are looking at yet another spectrum of the chess game. Recent studies have shown that chess is not only mental sport, but it is also physically exhausting. In competitive games players can lose up to a few kilograms due to the efforts on the board. Having a prepared, relaxed, and regenerated organism before a match is essential and we are looking now more deeply into this effects.

Chess dreams in the Piumini Danesi factory with a beautiful chess set

Chess dreams in the Piumini Danesi factory with a beautiful chess set

Chessdom: Interesting, is this why Magnus Carlsen practically slept through a few moves of the recent FIDE World Championship?

Piumini Danesi: It is very possible that Carlsen has found his own method of fast mind and body relaxation. He drinks his famous juice, he brings his own chef for the food, he sits in strange ways on his chair during games.

But most of us are not Carlsen, we are ordinary people having our daily routines. We mainly concentrate on our jobs during the day. The night is the time when we relax and providing the comfort for our mind and body during that time is important.

Chessdom: You seem to have been following Carlsen closely

Piumini Danesi: Of course, chess is part of our every day life in Piumini Danesi. and following the World Championship was high quality fun.

Chessdom: Probably as an Italian company you are following Fabiano Caruana too?

Piumini Danesi: Sure we follow him! In the recent months his game has gone to a whole new level. He crossed 2800 ELO last June, then had stellar rise to 2850+, as he made a miracle streak at the Sinquefield Cup.

Ok, this year he had slightly worse performance in Grenke and Zurich, but still he is playing beautiful chess. That is why in the mindset of many people here at Piumini Danesi, and I suppose around the world, Caruana is one of the most natural contenders for the World Chess Champion title which currently is a possession of Magnus Carlsen.

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More about Piumini Danesi® pooq dene®

Piumini Danesi® pooq dene® has since 1975 offered the ultimate in bedding indulgence: High quality goose down duvet, which contains only selected goose down clusters from the undercoating of geese, which has lived in cold climate. The natural properties of selected goose down: hygroscopicity, elasticity, non conductivity and volume allow for the creation of an anti-allergic and anti-rheumatic Piumini Danesi® pooq dene® duvet, which has no equal in lightness and softness, ensuring healthy transpiration and hence a comfortable healthy rest to its user.

The Piumini Danesi® pooq dene® duvets have continuously been produced for 40 years in the same factory in Denmark. The Duvet from Piumini Danesi® pooq dene® are accompanied by a certificate of guarantee of 10 years.
In addition to the precious duvets , Piumini Danesi provides an outstanding collection of fashionable trendy duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases made with Italian manufacture and fabric of the highest possible quality.
Each of the exquisite duvet covers is individually manufactured by skilled Italian artisans reflecting the excellence of standards, that Piumini Danesi has always been renowned for. The duvet covers are all made from natural fabric, cotton, sateen and damask and characterized by a meticulous cure to detail, providing both protection for your duvet as well as a touch of class, elegance and sophistication to your bedroom.

Other than the exceptional duvets and duvet covers, which are by far the backbone of the company, Piumini Danesi boasts a great variety of products that ranges from exquisite pillows and designer baby bedding to useful travel accessories meant to transform your journey into a fantastic, stress-free experience.

Visit the official website of Piumini Danesi pooq dene

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