Cornice

Luca Scacchetti

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This project offers an opportunity to stop and think, above all about the material to hand, material that is already a project, already a narrative. The briccole are seen here as a material emerging from the water, indeed removed from the water and from its original function to be reinvented, re-used like a relic, a fossil used symbolically to create new forms.  In the same way, removing these marker posts from the putrid, slimy floor of the lagoon of a stagnant Venice can give birth to “something else”, something else that represents and reinvents Venice and its lustrous past. The elemental Euclidean geometry of sheets and panels determines the whole design. It is almost as if before being a table the table were a picture gallery or theatrical machinery, a piece of scenery on show. A bronze coloured metal structure frames the briccola here transformed into long, fixed planks, suspended, exhibited like “wood” newly discovered, almost archeological, to represent a story, a history that is mysterious and not completely knowable.   The hulls of the gondolas, Venice’s “other wood”, gleaming with the play of reflected light, magnified and confused by the water, stand in sharp contrast to the roughness and the natural solidity of the briccole. Just as with a reflection, my table takes its physical for  from the twofold nature of wood and from the twofold face of Venice, where naturalness, opacity and porosity contrast with brilliance, compactness and patient human labour. And it seems that in this apparent contrast – this contradiction between nature and “progress” that characterises our times, just as in the “non apparent” but real possibility of their unity – lies the hope of a common path in the future.

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Luca Scacchetti

Designer

Architect with a melancholic, choleric and sometimes unstable character. Of a generous spirit, a good friend and gentleman intolerant of stupidity and annoyed by everything that is eye-catching, incessantly searches , measure and report on the adequacy and coexistence between what was and what will be. 
He has the reputation as an architect with his own line and style, actually(those who know him well) know that often he does not know what he does, the hand controls him and he often considers himself a mass of heterogeneous in continuous research among urban, architecture, interiors, design and literature written and drawn. Precariously balanced between tradition and contemporary much more than what you can imagine, he often ends up to be consciously controlled by places and earth.

materials

Wood and finishes
BRICCOLA
Metal and finishes
LACQUERED IRON TITANIUM MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON AGED BRONZE MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON AGED COPPER MATT BRUSHED EFFECT
LACQUERED IRON 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
Natural iron, oiled
IRONDUST LACQUERED IRON

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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