Laguna

Paolo Piva

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I have called my project for the Riva 1920 initiative Laguna.  The idea of this initiative is to preserve the poetry of these “briccole” repositioning them in their natural environment. My project is dedicated to Venice and to its lagoon; it seeks to encapsulate this silent presence in glass, celebrating its ephemeral yet ancient reality.

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Paolo Piva

Designer

Born in Adria in 1950, he began to attend the Architectural Faculty at the Venice University in 1968 and occupied himself with the research in the visual area.

In 1970 he co-operated to the realisation of the project concerning WIG 74 competition on behalf of Vienna and to the competition for the RESISTENZA MONUMENT in Modena.
He attended the INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ART in Venice.
Since 1970 he has been applying himself to industrial design.
He attended the INTERNATIONALEN MALERWOCHEN in Retzhof- Graz.

In 1975 he worked for the INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF VENICE together with the AKADEMIE DER ANGEWANDTEN KUNST of Vienna, for the realisation of an important exhibition about Vienna during its socialist period.

This research ended in 1980 with the exhibition VIENNA ROSSA requested by Roma Town Council. Together with Manfredo Tafuri, he took care of the catalogue and the organisation of the exhibition.
In 1980 he has been entrusted by Kuwait to plan the EMBASSY OF KUWAIT in Qatar.

In 1981 he planned a series of dress shops. Since 1970 he has been co-operating with some furniture companies such as Fama, B&B Italia, Giovannetti, Dada, Poliform, Bro's, Tetrad, Wittman, De Sede. In 1985 he planned the restructuring of the head offices of C. JOURDAN in Paris. In 1986 he planned the restructure of PALAZZO REMER in Venice. In 1987 he has been awarded the XIII PRIZE COMPASSO d’Oro. In 1988 he became PROFESSOR OF DESIGN at the HOCHSCHULE FÜR ANGEWANDTE KUNST in Vienna.

materials

Wood and finishes
Briccola Oak raw
Metal and finishes
Titanium, matt brushed effect
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
"Corten" Iron wax

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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