Mario Cucinella


Stool in solid, aromatic cedar, made in a single block, inspired by the characteristic shape of Etruscan vases. 

These are completely natural-wood, hand-refined, products, with no additional treatment added. Any movements, cracks and changes in the wood are a necessary feature of these pieces, and are due to natural settlement and to the various environmental conditions.


Mario Cucinella


Mario Cucinella, Hon FAIA, Int. Fellow RIBA



Italian architect Mario Cucinella is amongst the most important architects practicing in Europe today with multiple award-winning international design projects. Not only is Cucinella’s work lauded for design excellence but he is an undisputed global leader in sustainable practices ranging from individual residences to urban master plans. The impact and significance of his work – both environmental and social – as an architect and educator have been recognized world-wide and most recently with Honorary Fellowship by the American Institute of Architects (2017) and by the Royal Institute of British Architects who bestowed upon him their prestigious International Fellowship (2016). For the 2018 Venice Biennale, Mario Cucinella will be the curator of the Italian Pavilion.

                Service is an integral part of Cucinella’s life and work. In 2012, he founded Building Green Futures (BGF), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development through green architecture and urban regeneration. Further to this, since 2014, Cucinella has worked with Architect and ‘Italian Senator for life’ Renzo Piano on the G124 project for the recovery of the suburbs in Italy. In search of high impact and needed model for educating the leaders of tomorrow, in 2015, Cucinella founded SOS – the School of Sustainability – a multi-disciplinary post-graduate program in Bologna. SOS serves as a nexus for the exchange of knowledge for the building industry, the community and the profession.


Wood and finishes
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano

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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