Sequoia 2.0

Cengiz Civan


Bench with seat made of solid wood  from glued slats with pantographed sides, with a base that can be matched to the table. Thanks to restyling, the seat and back are equipped with big cushions covered in leather or fabric with visible stitching, more padded than the standard version. Available in linear or angular model.

Finishing: base of natural oil/wax of vegetable origin with pine extracts.


Cengiz Civan


Born 1975 in Haan, Germany, as a son of a Turkish guest worker, Cengiz Civan found his way into furniture and design – by making detours and without official training. Unbearable, unteachable, uninterested and falsely oriented, having broken off professional education, Civan eventually started to sell plaster sculptures and soon created his own collection. He smoothly changed into the jewellery business. Over the years he expanded the design, sales and production of gold jewellery. By chance, Civan switched to furniture business, slowly eclipsing the jewellery activities. Taking over an insolvent furnishing house, the autodidact established his main pillar. Without capital, but equipped with perseverance and a sense for the costumers’ wishes, Cengiz Civan built up one of the most renowned houses of the industry. Being able to create something from scratch, the long experience with clients’ and industry’s expectations and the courage to dare new ideas made him transfer his trades experience into creative work. With his first design, the Sequoia Bank, he designed a sofa for the dining table – creating and recreating a traditional cosy centre of action.


Wood and finishes
London Oak
Oak with knots
Whitened oak wax
Walnut with knots
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
Natural iron , oiled ( standard version)
iron "Irondust" Lacquered
Cristal leather
14 Nero
51 Tortora
37 Rosso
13 Blu Scuro
17 Testa di Moro
49 Castagno
65 Nocciola
70 Ecru
18 Bianco
Suede Leather
10 - Nero
26 - Grigio
28 - Fumo
11 - Castagno
27 - Daino
31 - Beige
1 Ecru

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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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