LA CATENA

Claudio Bellini

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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.

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Claudio Bellini

Designer

Claudio Bellini (1963) architect, designer and art director, lives and works in Milan where he graduated in Architecture and Industrial Design from the renowned university Politecnico di Milano. His strong fascination with creativity roots back to his early childhood years, growing up with his father Mario Bellini who is a pioneer of contemporary design.

In 1996 he established CLAUDIO BELLINI; a Milan based multidisciplinary design studio shaped by a deep understanding of design process. This was the turning point of his career as he built his own distinctive brand. The core of his design approach considering the demands of growing global markets is based on the harmony of beauty and efficiency.

His innovative approach contributes to original and significant projects with leading worldwide companies from office furniture (Frezza - Steelcase) to product ( Barazzoni - Vitra Bath), automotive (Fiat auto) and home furniture (Walter Knoll - Pedrali ). As a trendsetter within several fields of design over the last two decades, he was honored with many international design awards including Red Dot, IF, and Good Design.

Today CLAUDIO BELLINI studio, with their widened standing point, focuses on the entire user environment by offering comprehensive art directions and consultancies on creative fields including product, graphic, interior design and architecture, to provide remarkable corporate identity.

His global vision and capability of understanding the dynamics of various cultures and markets - supported by a talented multinational team - expanded the studio with over hundred clients from Far East to America and brought recognition as one of the most influential European design practises all around the world.

He always has the passion to pass his knowledge to the young generations by giving conferences all around the world and by being a professor in furniture design at Genova University for several years.

By the time of progress, Claudio Bellini evolved as a famed designer, but he kept his curiosity that allows him to be enthusiastic about every phase of design process. He has an open-minded attitude, combined with a peculiar sensibility for different culture and historical heritage. Describing Claudio Bellini with his own words “Now, I am a world citizen with an Italian soul”.

materials

Wood and finishes
Cedarwood raw
Cedar Contract
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano

data sheet

Maintenance

USEFULL INSTRUCTION FOR SOLID CEDARWOOD ARTICLES

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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