Claudio Bellini


Bench made from a single block of aromatic cedar. Consists of a simple framework that can be expanded infinitely through the insertion of other elements.The products are made from completely natural leather and hand-finished without the addition of any treatment. Movements, cracks and changes in the appearance of the wood are intrinsic characteristics of these items and result from the natural settlement and diverse environmental conditions.


Claudio Bellini


Claudio Bellini (born 1963) is an Italian-born architect and designer based in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban planning to product and furniture design for Italian and international companies. 
In 1990 he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano and immediately after his studies he embarked on a series of international experiences, taking part in research projects in the fields of industrial, architecture and furniture design. His expertise in office furniture as well as his collaboration with well known international companies make him on of the most influential designers today. 
In 2003 he became art director for Barazzoni and he turned the company into one of the most successful companies in Italy in the sector of kitchen tools. 
In 2006 Bellini founded the Claudio Bellini Design+Design where he mostly contacts technological research and studies on the potential use of new materials. He designs products and furniture for leading Italian and international companies. Since 2005 he has held lectures and conferences in Design and Furniture Design in Genoa Polytechnic and all over the world and his work has been extensively published. He has won many prizes, among which the Red Dot and iF product design award. He has been also selected for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro.


Wood and finishes
Cedarwood raw
Cedar Contract
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano

data sheet



These articles are entirely made in solid scented cedar wood. Any movement in the wood, little cracks and changes that might occur over time cannot be considered grounds for complaint as they are due not to imperfections in the material but rather to a natural settling of the wood

in reaction to various environmental conditions.
Similarly the possible appearance of marks or little patches of mould on the surface of the product is a perfectly normal reaction by solid wood in particular to prolonged periods of storage in transport packing.

Should such problems occur we ask you to undertake the following actions using the maintenance kit:

1) use the brush supplied to remove any traces of mould.
2) wash the parts previously worked on with water.
3) leave the article to dry in a dry and well aired place.

A typical characteristic of the items realized in solid cedar is the possible leakage of the resin that is naturally contained inside the wood, especially on the bottom of the product. Please be informed that, in order to avoid problems of spots or absorption of resin contained into solid cedar, we kindly suggest You not to locate items in cedarwood on carpets or soft surfaces which do not allow the ventilation of the bottom part of the item, especially in the first months from the purchasing. We suggest to keep them in a dry and good ventilated place.

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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