Monday, December 5, 2011

Riva 1920


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December 05, 2011



RIVA 1920
We have been working for years on this project: creating furniture that challenges time and respects nature.
Riva 1920 has been producing furniture for three generations. Anna, Maurizio and Davide Riva are currently leading the company, started off by granfather Nino Romano in 1920 and carried on by their father Mario Riva. In the past 20 years, the company was committed to producing furniture with only and exclusively natural materials and complements, guaranteeing low environmental impact.
While thinking of the future and young generations, Riva 1920 inaugurates in 2001 the Museum of Wood, to hand over and not forget that wood is a renewable resource, but it is not infinite: only an aware use and a correct integration policy of the arboreal heritage can guarantee a balanced ecosystem in the future.
Culture, design and social sensitivity have become key features of Riva 1920’s activities. The collaboration with design masters strengthened a philosophy characterized by a merging of functionality and aestetics, without ever forgetting the importance of healthy living and eco-sustainability. Special Projects were born out of this marriage between woodwork and geniality, such as the project aimed at re-utilizing Venetian Briccole, the millennial New Zealand Kauri wood, and the project Ground Zero, to remember the history of 9/11 through design masters.

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