SCENT OF WOOD
Belonging to the Cedrus genus and the Pinacee plant family, the cedar of Lebanon is an evergreen conifer grown throughout Northern Italy although it was originally from Lebanon and Syria. Its main feature is its height, which can reach 40 metres with a trunk diameter of as much as 2.5 metres. Its wood has a strongly balsamic scent released by its resin, which is a natural moth killer.
Riva 1920 recovers cedar trees fallen naturally or cut down for security reasons. The magnificent trunks are stored in the large yard in front of the production unit. The heady scent in the air is striking.
Following the cutting phase, the processing phase begins in which the large trunks are sectioned into transversal or longitudinal segments, depending on what will be created.
Thanks to the most advanced technologies and the use of 5 and 6-axis numerical control machines, the sections of the rough trunk are transformed into Riva 1920 brand products, such as mainly benches and stools. Innovation and technology at the service of design.
The pieces are first mechanically sanded, and then hand finished. Attention to detail is expressed through a meticulous and exact work that makes the surface smooth to the touch, enhancing the wood grain to the maximum.
A refined collection of completely natural and hand finished solid cedar pieces, without additional treatment. Cracks and other wood changes due to natural adjustment and different environmental conditions are an essential feature of these furnishings. It is an intrinsic product feature ensuring originality and authenticity. This collection comprises numerous models to satisfy different tastes: square shapes, curved lines and inspiration from the art world. These are true furnishing accessories, which can customise any environmentDISCOVER THE COLLECTION
WOOD EMBELLISHED BY FLAMES.
Colour is obtained by charring the wood surface to naturally make it anthracite black. This procedure is inspired by ancient Japanese techniques involving the charring of cedar wood structures in homes as a natural remedy against moths, mildew, and fire. The result is a surface which is rough and knurled to the touch with grains in relief. The finish by hand is made using scented natural oils.