Valentino Marengo


Bench made from a single block of scented cedar. Two sections of the trunk separated by a central gap and assembled using iron elements that function as a base.The products are made from completely natural hand-finished wood without the addition of any treatment. Any movements, cracks and changes in the appearance of the wood are intrinsic characteristics of theseitems and result from the natural settlement and diverse environmental conditions of the wood.


Valentino Marengo


My father was an obstetrician. I came into the world with natural delivery in a flat in a popular district of Turin. The window of my room looked out onto a small courtyard and beyond a wall there was a workshop where they were making gears for Fiat cars. I spent my childhood hearing the rolling of the lathes working until the evening. It was not an annoying noise, it was the background of my afternoons at home. For me, that workshop was a mysterious place. I happened to visit it a few times with my father who was a lover of mechanics. When I was then a student at the Academy of Fine Arts I had the need to make a tool for engravings right in that workshop. That tool was my first product made with industrial machinery.


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

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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