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We produce quality furniture in real natural wood
The products that make up the Riva 1920 collection are made of genuine solid wood of reforestation, using varieties such as maple, cherry, oak and walnut. Characteristic feature of the company is the wood of reuse, such as the thousand-year old Kauri from New Zealand, Briccole of Venice and the scented cedar from Lebanon. Riva 1920 pays great attention on selecting the best materials to be used in their furniture collection, characterized by reliability and long duration. Touch the craftmanship of Riva 1920’s products, signed by internationally known Designers. Ask for the catalogue to discover the complete collection.
Every tree tells a story: every piece of Riva furniture sums up its essence. The items of the Riva R1920 collection are all made of real massive wood, using only materials from America, cherry, maple, oak and walnut from forestry plantations.
This means that each time a tree is cut down to produce Riva furniture, others are planted in its place, such that the circle of life is not interrupted and that nature gets back what it has given. Using reforestation woods means living in the present but thinking about the future we are creating.
The Kauri (Agathis Australis) is a kind of conifer living in only the sub-tropical climates of New Zealand. The first of them appeared during the Jurassic period about 190/135 million years ago. They are the world’s biggest trees in terms of trunk volume and have a height of up to 70 meters and a width of up to 9. Unfortunately many of their forests were felled by English colonists on arrival for the sake of timber or land for farming. All the remaining trees are now under governmental and legal protection. The biggest surviving Kauri is the ‘TANE MAHUTA’ or ‘LORD OF THE FOREST’ in the Maori language.
These are the undisputed trademarks of the city of Venice. They are oaken stakes planted in the seabed and used to reveal the waterways and tides to incoming vessels. On average the stakes in the lagoon last for 10 to 20 years, then corroded by the tides, they have to be replaced periodically. A main feature of the stakes, which also serve as a natural habitat for the sea’s fauna and flora, consists in the traces left by shipworms. These are long shellfish which burrow through the wood, leaving perfectly round holes and go on to create designs and silhouettes which are very suggestive.
The cedar of Lebanon belongs to the family Pinaceae. Thousands of years ago extensive forests of this tree decked mountain slopes in the whole of the Near East. Today in its original zone there are only a few hundred. Originally from the eastern Mediterranean, it has been cultivated in Italy and the rest of Europe since the end of the 1700s in parks and gardens. The cedar of Lebanon is conical with horizontal tiers of lush leafage. It grows fast and reaches a height of 15 to 40 m with a breadth of 6 to 10 m for its canopy.
Every part of the product is oiled or waxed completely by hand. The oil is applied uniformly using special cotton cloths. The various products and materials in our homes and workplaces contain many different volatile chemical and organic compounds. These may give off plastics and solvents for periods of months and even years. This is the reason why we only use vinyl-based glues with the lowest levels of chemical residue and toxicity.