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Riva 1920 in 10 frames

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he Italian firm Riva 1920 has an eclectic production, which goes from pieces with poetical aesthetics to those with handmade quality. Riva 1920 is known around the world for a unique passion for design, innovative material research and an ability to push the boundaries of timber-frame construction. Set up almost a century ago, Riva 1920 was first a small joinery, before joining the ranks of the interior design industry. Now, Riva 1920 is a creative studio with an international flavour; this brand boasts partnerships with top designers like Renzo Piano, Karim Rashid, Matteo Thun and Michele De Lucchi. And what’s more, this brand brings together a concern for environmental sustainability, social commitment and a desire to foster good design practice. In fact, since the nineties, Riva 1920 started recycling timber to cut down on forest harvesting. Examples of this are Kauri, which reuses prehistoric subtropical timber and Briccole, which reuses poles from the Venetian Lagoon.

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