Massimo Malacrida


Stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar that is a tribute to a common object, the thimble. 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.


Massimo Malacrida


He graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, address design and industrial design, attending the courses of Professor Marco Zanuso and Professor Achille Castiglioni. He began his career in 1987 with a particular focus on the interior design and yacht design, collaborates with important Italian and foreign shipyards. For Società Navigazione Lago Lugano he curated the restyling of some boats in the fleet, and cure the overall design of the M.n. San Gottardo. 
The experimentation and the use of new technologies applied to innovative and sustainable materials are characterized by a large part of its research and its accomplishments. In addition to the navy, his interests span also the industrial design with the design of everyday objects for major companies. The corporate image and art direction  follow, by designing exhibitions, showrooms and exhibition systems for a number of brands including Mercedes-Smart, Konig-Thule, Sparco, Orsenigo, VP of Design. 
Publisher of several personal pieces, he is also engaged with curatorial and organizational activities of image and setting of exhibitions.


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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