Kauri Earth

Renzo and Matteo Piano / C.r. & S. Riva1920

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Earth table is featured by a top made of resin and thousnad-year old Kauri wood from New Zealand, it wants to be a stylized representation of the earth, the wooden parts metaphorically representing the continents and the resin sections the oceans. The texture of wood and the transparency of the resin are capable of creating a fascinating interplay of light and shadow.

The special base, in dark iron with tubular section and visible welding, designed by Renzo Piano, that echoes the original design of table “Antico” for the initiative of  "Ground Zero ... Ground Heroes" in 2001, symbolizes the tangle of the reinforcement of buildings protruding from the rubble following the collapse of the Twin Towers.

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Renzo and Matteo Piano

Designer

Renzo Piano was born in Genoa in 1937 into a family of builders. He developed strong attachments with this historic city and port and with his father's profession. While studying at Politecnico of Milan University, he worked in the office of Franco Albin. In 1971, he set up the Piano & Rogers office in London together with Richard Rogers, with whom he won  the competition for the Centre Pompidon. He subsequently moved to Paris. From early 1970s to the 1990s, he worked with the engineer Peter Rice, sharing the Atelier Piano & Rice from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop was established, with 150 staff and offices in Paris, Genoa and New York.

C.r. & S. Riva1920

Designer

Entered in the family’s workshop when they were very young, Maurizio and Davide Riva, nowadays owners of Riva 1920 together with their sister Anna, are the designers of some products of the company.

Gifted with great intuition and passion for the wood, they stood out in the furniture branch thanks to their business philosophy aimed to safeguard the arboreal patrimony, to preserve the traditions of craftsmanship, to use materials which are not harmful for the human health and not damaging the environment at all production stages.

The quality and the excellence are the core of their production, which is characterized by linear design to express in the best possible way the beauty and the preciosity of wood.  

materials

Wood and finishes
Kauri
Metal and finishes
LACQUERED IRON TITANIUM MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON AGED BRONZE MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON AGED COPPER MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON STAINLESS STEEL MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
RAL 3020 Traffic red
RAL 9005 Jet black
RAL 8019 Grey brown
RAL 7037 Dusty grey
RAL 7035 Light grey
RAL 9016 Traffic white
RAL 9010 Pure white
RAL 1013 Oyster white
RAL 9002 Grey white
RAL 9001 Cream white
IRONDUST LACQUERED IRON

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Natural Living

Each purchaser that buys a Riva 1920 product will receive as a gift a small plant, upon request, to return the favour to nature that originally produced the wood used for the production of the piece of furniture purchased.

 

Picture is for presentation purposes only, therefore it could be not perfectly representative.
Packaging in wooden crate has been replaced with packaging in recycled carton for a lower impact on the environment.

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