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Stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar that is inspired by a favourite and indispensable object in the female universe: the handbag. 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.

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AMeBE

Designer

The AMeBE, Alessandra Mantovani (1983) and Eleonora Barbareschi (1984), after several work experiences in Italy and abroad, decide to move back to Italy in July 2008 starting their own independent design studio, studio AMeBE. 

Together the AMeBE deal with design alternating the more conventional client work with the the realization of independent productions.

AMeBE (in Italian), the name, in addition to being the acronym of the founders initials, is inspired by the ameba, the fascinating organism characterized by its continuous evolutions. The term Ameba, or rather Amoeba, is derived from Ancient Greek and means “change, transformation".

“We love giving birth to ideas that stimulate the sphere of feelings and emotions, while bringing irony and a critical perspective.”

materials

Wood and finishes
Cedarwood raw
Cedar Contract
Cedar Sanded
Cedar Vulcano
Utah Leather
108 - Noir
107 - Chocolat
106 - Havane
105 - Taupe
104 - Gris Perle
103 - Mattone
102 - Kanyon
101 - Savane

data sheet

Maintenance

USEFULL INSTRUCTION FOR SOLID CEDARWOOD ARTICLES

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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