Divan: punto d'incontro

Riccardo Arbizzoni


For many centuries the city of Venice has been a gateway to the Orient, with which it had woven a dense and continuous fabric of dialogue highlighted by cultural and commercial contacts which still radiate in the diaries of Marco Polo.   Our project is inspired by the concept of the meeting point, a seat in a special setting, the entry point of oriental traditions.  We relate the concept of the divan as a meeting point with its other meaning in the Eastern Mediterranean of customs house, which is nothing other than the less pleasant aspect of the contact between different cultures, ethnic groups and nations.


Riccardo Arbizzoni


Born in Monza in 1938.

Graduated in architecture at Politecnico in Milan in 1963, his professional activity is concentrated in the architecture, restoration, interior and design sectors, working with different dedicated companies.

Together with his professional activity he is dedicated to teaching since 1994 “Progettazione Sperimentale” – Master di Progettazione Industriale in the furniture sector in COSMOB of Pesaro.


Wood and finishes
Briccola Oak raw
Metal and finishes
Titanium, matt brushed effect
Aged Copper, matt brushed effect
Aged bronze, matt brushed effect
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
iron "Irondust" Lacquered
"Corten" Iron wax

data sheet

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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