The PIANO VARIO-VOLANT – the cubic cassette awning

The PIANO VARIO-VOLANT – the cubic cassette awning

The outstanding design of the PIANO with VARIO-VOLANT valance isn't the only impressive thing about it: when closed, the awning fabric and arms are optimally protected against weather conditions in the cassette. That puts the resilient, long-lasting cassette awning among the elite of sun protection systems.


Components made from specially hardened aluminium are the quality base for your PIANO VARIO-VOLANT. These components ensure long life and reliability, which are the characteristics of a high-end awning. The proven sturdy tilting joints ensure that the cassette retains its good closing behavior.


The straightforward and timeless design of your house should not stop at the sun protection. Go for a consistently cubic design for your awning as well.


The VARIO-VOLANT valance protects your privacy and acts as a reliable shield against slanting sunrays. That makes the glare and privacy screen an absolute must for west-facing balconies and terraces. The fabric rolled into the front profile can be unrolled steplessly, either using the manual crank or, for particular refinement, remotely via a solar-powered radio-controlled motor. The specially hardened arm parts allow a maximum awning projection of 3.50 m.

cassette of the PIANO awningPIANO awning with valance, both fabrics in white colourAwning PIANO with integrated led lights


LEINER LOUNGE colours for awningsThe PIANO VARIO-VOLANT is available in a maximum width of 600 cm and a maximum projection of 350 cm. In the standard version an electric motor is included.


The PIANO VARIO-VOLANT comes in the standard colour white (RAL 9010), or in one of the 18 LEINER LOUNGE fine structured finishes. We can also supply them in any preferred RAL colour for an additional charge.

Optional extras

Discover the many different optional extras for the PIANO VARIO-VOLANT cassette awning:


wind protection for PIANO awning with valanceWind Protect System

The Wind Protect System WPS is an innovation of LEINER and was originally developed for the more stringent requirements of awnings for cafés and restaurants. The Wind Protect System WPS is now also available for the PIANO VARIO-VOLANT: fixable supports on the front profile significantly enhance the wind stability of your awning. Depending on the size of the awning, the WPS offers protection from winds up to wind strength 8 – even sudden gusts. For a wind tunnel test of the Wind Protect System WPS, take a look at this video.


Smart home ready awning with valanceDrive

A radio-controlled motor is available instead of an electric motor in the standard version. Thanks to Somfy io wireless technology, extending and retracting does not only work via remote control. Your smartphone can also be used for control. The io wireless system allows your awning to be integrated into your smart home. On request, the PIANO can also be operated manually with a crank (lower price).


The VARIO-VOLANT valance can be conveniently retracted and extended using a crank. If the awning is fitted with a radio-controlled motor, the valance can also be fitted with such a motor with solar panel – for maximum convenience.   

PIANO awning with leds and valanceLighting

The PIANO VARIO-VOLANT is optionally available with two atmospheric LED lighting systems. The dimmable LED lighting on the underneath of the cassette ensures pleasant light on the terrace even when the awning is closed. The lighting can also be expanded with an LED lighting system integrated in the folding arms. Both light sources can be controlled separately. The indirect light creates a moody atmosphere.

PIANO awning with valance and safety motion systemSAFETY MOTION

The SAFETY MOTION emergency manual drive is the last-resort concept for your awning – if the radio-controlled motor does not work, the PIANO VARIO-VOLANT can be closed manually by crank with the emergency manual drive.




Awnings heaters in LEINER LOUNGE colours

A heater allows you to sit out longer on those balmy summer evenings and enjoy the pleasant warmth under your awning. The heaters are also available in one of our 18 LEINER LOUNGE colours to match the awning. You also have the option of operating it wirelessly and integrating it into your smart home.




CALYPSO ROLL side awning

PIANO awning 6m with side awningThe CALYPSO ROLL side awning protects against both sunlight from the side and inquisitive glances – making it the perfect complement to the PIANO VARIO-VOLANT awning with valance for your terrace or balcony. The side awning protects also against light wind.

3D sensor

PIANO awning with valance windproofThe radio-controlled motor drive variant can also be supplemented with a 3D sensor. Attached to the front profile, the sensor responds to the intensity of the movement of the awning, retracting it automatically if the wind gets too strong. Please note, however, that an electronic control will not protect your awning from sudden strong gusts of wind.



wind sensor for windproof awningsFully automated controls complement the electric drive and offer additional comfort and safety as sun and wind monitors, automatically extending or retracting your awning according to the sunlight or wind strength, even when you are not at home. Please note, however, that an electronic control will not protect your awning from sudden strong gusts of wind. An alternative is the manual Wind Protect System WPS. This optional extra variant stabilises your awning and also absorbs the sudden loads produced by gusts.



LEINER awning fabricsExclusive awning fabrics to suit every taste

Only the combination of premium awning technology and a weatherproof yet elegant awning fabric will make your awning unique to you.


LEINER materials are known both for their quality and for the wide selection of different patterns. Our range comprises more than 200 patterns from various colour schemes and many special fabrics – with a diversity of choice extending from classic block stripes through timeless, monochrome materials to modern stripes. Last but not least, LEINER's awning fabrics offer protection against UV rays of up to factor 80.


Have a browse through the LEINER material collection in the comfort of your own home and choose the fabric you want in the LEINER Fabric planner.


PIANO cubic modern awning with valance, wall mountedThe PIANO VARIO-VOLANT can be mounted on the wall, ceiling or rafters.


Illustration: Wall mounting

Awning PIANO mounted on the ceilingThe PIANO VARIO-VOLANT can be mounted on the wall, ceiling or rafters.


Illustration: Ceiling, overhead mounting

PIANO awning with valance mounted on the raftersThe PIANO VARIO-VOLANT can be mounted on the wall, ceiling or rafters.


Illustration: Rafter mounting


Broschüre Kassettenmarkise PIANOFurther information about the PIANO VARIO-VOLANT model can be found in our PIANO brochure, which is available to download (PDF).


What is...?

  • Angle of inclination

    The angle of inclination is set when the awning is mounted.

  • Radio-controlled motor

    The radio-controlled motor is an electric drive with integrated radio receiver. The drive can be operated easily via remote control. Since a regular connected switch is unneccessary, low mounting costs are just one of the advantages.

  • Hardened aluminium

    This is a special aluminium alloy that is given additional hardness through a subsequent thermal process. The material guarantees long life and resistance and meets the highest safety requirements. The special LEINER manufacturing process doubles the resistance and results in a durable strength of up to 350 N/mm². Thanks to the hardened aluminium, even awnings with a projection of 4 metres and on the other hand heavier profiles with an additional VARIO-VOLANT valance can be realized.


  • Cassette awning

    The cassette awning consists of extruded aluminium profiles. The entire mechanism of a cassette awning is hidden in the interior of these profiles when the cassette is closed. The profiles thereby protect the awning fabric and mechanism.


    A household in which appliances communicate with each other and centrally controlled. Motorised sun shading systems can be integrated into a smart home. They are controlled via mobile devices or PC.


  • 6m + 3.5m
  • 0-20 inclination
  • VV valance
  • Alu
  • Radio control
  • io control
  • Wind Protect System
  • LED