Calle Briccola

Aldo Spinelli


Maurizio and Davide Riva and I are kindred spirits both in terms of friendship and professional approach. So, naturally, when they asked me to develop a project based on the Briccole of Venice, I was only too delighted to accept. In addition, though, two further factors came into play: the passion I have felt from my earliest days for wood and the undeniable fascination of Venice that never fails to astonish. For me Venice was a case of love at first sight, with my first visit while still a child on a school trip. The project I developed in association with our Research Centre consists of a table with a steel structure and a top made of sawn “briccole”. The indestructible wood of the “briccole” tempered by the waters and permeated with the mysteries of its previous life is at the centre of our design – one whose pared-down elegance is capable of giving best effect to the finished product’s textures.


Aldo Spinelli


On the occasion of the launch of Le Briccole of Venice Collection, Davide and Maurizio Riva asked their friend Aldo Spinelli, owner of Poliform Company, to design a piece of furniture using briccole wood.

Taking into consideration the importance of the project, which involved international designers, Aldo Spinelli wanted to give his contribute by designing a piece for Riva 1920.


Wood and finishes
Briccola Oak raw
Metal and finishes
Aged Copper, matt brushed effect
Aged bronze, matt brushed effect
Stainless steel, matt brushed effect
RAL 3020 Traffic red
RAL 9005 Jet black
RAL 8019 Grey brown
RAL 7037 Dusty grey
RAL 7035 Light grey
RAL 9016 Traffic white
RAL 9010 Pure white
RAL 1013 Oyster white
RAL 9002 Grey white
RAL 9001 Cream white
iron "Irondust" Lacquered
Natural Iron Matt Transparent Lacquered

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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