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Serena Riva 1920

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As usual I was struck by the genial initiative of the Riva brothers.  I reject on principle the concept of the 'throwaway”,  so I warm to the idea of working salvaged materials, above all at this particular moment in history. Then there is also my love for Venice, a city that has always fascinated me, an extraordinary marriage of land, ...

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As usual I was struck by the genial initiative of the Riva brothers.  I reject on principle the concept of the 'throwaway”,  so I warm to the idea of working salvaged materials, above all at this particular moment in history. Then there is also my love for Venice, a city that has always fascinated me, an extraordinary marriage of land, sea and architectural magnificence. I still have memories of myself as a child hugging the briccole trying to shake them when the boat docked and years later of the approaching gondola carrying on it my future wife on the day of our wedding. So this design object is born out of my emotional relationship, indeed, my affective relationship, with the city of Venice.  It draws inspiration from some of the elements that characterise this extraordinary complex: wood, water and the sparkle of gold fixed in glass. The briccola is the column supporting the lampshade, a briccola cut in two, vertically. This sharp, determined cut is visible by the non alignment of the two halves. One of the internal surfaces is treated with gold-leaf, the other is burned till the flame creates an irregular black patina. The cut pieces enfold glass blocks, shards of Murano, applied along a tubular rod welded to a worked iron base . The column supports a unit of four light bulbs and a support formed of two flat iron rings to which is attached a metal screen that functions as a shade.

Structure finishing:

Briccola

Hat and basement finishing:

Iron natural color

Inserts finishing:

Golf leaf and Murano glass

Size:

Ø 90 x h 213 cm

 

Any movements, cracks and changes in the condition of the wood are an essential feature of these furnishings and are due to the natural settlement and the different environmental conditions. It is its own and essential characteristic synonymous with originality and authenticity.

 

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As usual I was struck by the genial initiative of the Riva brothers.  I reject on principle the concept of the 'throwaway”,  so I warm to the idea of working salvaged materials, above all at this particular moment in history. Then there is also my love for Venice, a city that has always fascinated me, an extraordinary marriage of land, sea and architectural magnificence. I still have memories of myself as a child hugging the briccole trying to shake them when the boat docked and years later of the approaching gondola carrying on it my future wife on the day of our wedding. So this design object is born out of my emotional relationship, indeed, my affective relationship, with the city of Venice.  It draws inspiration from some of the elements that characterise this extraordinary complex: wood, water and the sparkle of gold fixed in glass. The briccola is the column supporting the lampshade, a briccola cut in two, vertically. This sharp, determined cut is visible by the non alignment of the two halves. One of the internal surfaces is treated with gold-leaf, the other is burned till the flame creates an irregular black patina. The cut pieces enfold glass blocks, shards of Murano, applied along a tubular rod welded to a worked iron base . The column supports a unit of four light bulbs and a support formed of two flat iron rings to which is attached a metal screen that functions as a shade.

Structure finishing:

Briccola

Hat and basement finishing:

Iron natural color

Inserts finishing:

Golf leaf and Murano glass

Size:

Ø 90 x h 213 cm

 

Any movements, cracks and changes in the condition of the wood are an essential feature of these furnishings and are due to the natural settlement and the different environmental conditions. It is its own and essential characteristic synonymous with originality and authenticity.

 

Riva

Once upon a time, it was 1920, in Brianza, and in his tiny workshop in Cantù a serene craftsman works wood day after day, with such love and respect. It’s an art form, simple furniture of a refined elegance. That woodworker was Nino Romano.

The years go by, and the work keeps going on, with more and more dedication, constantly enhancing the manufacturing process.

For the first time in 1992, Riva 1920 presents its first collection at the ‘Salone del Mobile’ international fair in Milan. In this very moment, Riva 1920 becomes known in Italy and abroad, in an inevitable success.

Entrepreneurial intuition, collaborations with world-renowned architects and the fourth Riva generation joining the company as close-knit as ever, all this has started the evolution towards new marketplaces, new horizons while fully respecting the company’s philosophy, which combines functionality, aesthetic shapes, without forgetting the importance of a healthy and sustainable living. The company introduces, in addition to the American reforestation wood, wood of reuse, such as the thousand-year-old Kauri from New Zealand, the Briccole from the Venice Lagoon and the Cedar from Lebanon; as a matter of fact, wood is a renewable yet not endless resource.

In 2010 the suggestive Riva Center building comes to completion, entirely covered with larch wood, with a 1200-square-meter Showroom that exalts the essence and uniqueness of the products, and with a first floor dedicated to the Museum of Wood with upwards of 4000 items on display.

Riva 1920, the love for nature, the search for a high quality of living, combined with tradition, culture, creativity, innovation, artisanal and technological, give birth on a daily basis to something special, unique and timeless: such is the furniture signed by Riva 1920.

Riva 1920, truly natural wood; Riva 1920 the guarantee of a product completely Made in Italy.

Erasmo Figini