ECO-SUSTAINABILITY SINCE MORE THAN 30 YEARS
FOR US IT IS AN IMPORTANT VALUE,
NOT A MARKETING STRATEGY.
A heart made of wood beats in the company's chest. Each element is subjected to detailed qualitative and functional compliance checks, to which is added the use of vinyl adhesives and vegetable oil and wax finishes, guaranteeing an authentic and completely natural product. Riva 1920 also pays particular attention to the packaging phase of its products, exclusively using cardboard packaging with FSC Forest Stewardship Council Certification, made using cellulose from forests managed according to the criteria of sustainable forest management.
Solid wood and plywood are the two fundamental materials in the production of Riva 1920 brand furniture. Solid wood is the mother ingredient and essences are used that come exclusively from controlled and programmed cuts. This means that every time a tree is cut for the production of Riva 1920 furniture, others are replanted, so the circle of life does not stop and nature is given back what it has given to us.
QUALITY OF MATERIALS
Plywood(or blockboard) panels are made using only Italian poplar wood from Piedmont and lower Lombardy. Poplar tree plants grow rapidly (cycle of about 7/10 years) and the wood that is requarried is therefore an easily renewable raw material. Plywood(or blockboard) panles used in our production are purchased from our PEFC certified supply chain. This ensures that the wood raw material comes from sustainably managed forests.
FROM THE INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE
Presenting the furnishings by showing the quality enclosed within them is possible through the destructuring of some pieces, which have been deliberately split and sectioned so as to show the soul of the furniture.
The wood that can be seen externally is also found inside, the end customer has the certainty of having purchased a piece of furniture made of 100% natural solid wood.
The side uprights and the backrests are made of plywood and / or blockboard with Ital-ian poplar wood. The use of this technique allows for greater stability and resistance.
The furniture is made up of a solid wood top and plinth, in order to guarantee greater solidity and strength. The solid wood drawers are made with traditional dovetail technique, these right angle joints are particularly valid and contribute to the aesthetic value and robustness of the product.
Upon request those who buy a product of Riva 1920’s collection will receive a gift of a little seed-grown
tree cultivated in specially created nurseries, to be planted in a garden, in a wood or in a park.
In order to take part to Natural Living Initiative, please download the form in our web site: www.riva1920.it and take it to the official Riva 1920 authorized retailer when buying a product.
With this simple gesture the cycle of the nature doesn’t stop, taking care of the environment must become a
lifestyle and a concrete commitment to preservation for future generations.