Malgeri & Origoni


Multi-functional stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar. Can be used as a high stool, single armchair, armchair with wider seat or a small table. The products are made from completely natural wood, 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.


Malgeri & Origoni


Andrea Malgeri and Matteo Origoni have been friends for many years and they share a passion for industrial design and architecture.

It is thanks to this bond that, while working independently, they have decided to collaborate in the design of some experimental furnishing products including the modular system of ceramic vases VAGO (McTerracotte) and the multifunctional seat in cedar 3D6 (Riva 1920).

Andrea Malgeri was born in Genoa in 1973 and graduated in architecture at the University of Genoa in April 2002.

He worked for the Plan Design at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop of Genoa, dedicating himself to industrial design and interior design, following the design in its various stages of conception, from production of scale models up to the engineering and prototyping.

Today the collaboration continues freelancing with RPBW Genoa for exhibitional productions and restoration models, and he simultaneously launched a study in the center of Genoa continuing his various activities. 

Matteo Aldo Origoni was born in 1978, and graduated in 2003 in architecture at the Technical Institute of Milan. In 2007 he obtained the title of "European Official Master" in Theory and Practice of Architecture at the Faculty of Barcelona PFC.

Between 2004 and 2011 he collaborated as an architect in several studies in Italy and abroad. Furthermore during these years, he also worked with Origoni Steiner on the production of some travelling exhibitions in Italy, USA, China and Japan, and carried out architectural works and furnishing products in collaboration with other young architects.

In 2013 he was reported by the "Lombardy Regional Council of Architectural Orders" among the best Italian architects "under 40" for the private home "Ribelles", in Spain. Today he works with Origoni Steiner continuing to work in design at different scales.


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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