Setsu & Shinobu Ito


Accessory made from a single block of scented cedar with its sculptured shape inspired by the animal world. The products are made from completely natural wood and hand-finished without the addition of anytreatment. 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.


Setsu & Shinobu Ito


Setsu & Shinobu Ito are both Japanese designers with a broad work experience in architecture, interior,product, industrial & packaging design. Setsu Ito, graduated from Tsukuba University in Japan, began collaborating with leader of avant-garde italian design Alessandro Mendini at Studio Alchimia, and then withgreat master of modern architecture and design, Angelo Mangiarotti. Shinobu Ito, graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, started her career for CBS Sony (Sony Music Entertainment) in Sony Creative Products and attained a Master Degree at Domus Academy, Milan. They opened their design studio in 1997, and since then, they worked and consulted for international clients in a wide range of activities in the design field, from architecture, interior, industrial and craft to packaging design. They have received design awards such as: "The Young & Design Award 1999" (Italy), “The Good Design Award 2001” (Japan), “The Toyama Product Design Award 2001” (Japan), selected “ADI Design Index 2001, 2005” (Italy) and Compasso d’Oro 2011”(Italy). Some projects became permanent collection of “Triennale Design Museum”, Milan and “Die Neu Sammlung International Design Museum”, Munich. Their works were published in design books and magazines worldwide. They are visiting professors for important design schools such as Domus Academy inMilan, Politecnico di Milano, IUAV University of Venice, IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milano, and Tsukub aUniversity Japan. Their teaching reputation was recognized when they were awarded with "The R.Bonetto Award 2002".


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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