Traditional, retro or hyper modern wood?

New Riva 1920 Cedar and Oak Wood Finishes at Imm Cologne

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Traditional, retro or hyper modern wood?
07/12/2015 - The Fair in Cologne IMM COLOGNE has always been an essential opportunity for Riva 1920 and on the 2016 occasion, the company relies on new finishes, which reflect the taste of a customer always more demanding and attentive to the new trends. 

The novelties are about wood that becomes of different colours depending on the essence or on the finish. Cedarwood and oak are presented in different hues and new finishes, exalting the wood that becomes an interpreter of a traditional, retro or hyper modern mood.
 
These techniques are the result of many researches leaded by the Research and Development Centre of Riva 1920 that dedicates itself to innovation and experimentation of new processes and materials, without distorting this incredible material, the wood.
The challenge lies in the research of new effects, coming from compositions and artisan processes, which combines substances as natural as possible and organic substances respecting the company’s philosophy.
 
Besides the “classics” walnut, oak, briccola, cedar and kauri, a series of new finishes for cedar and oak will be presented in preview.
 
Cedar. The cedarwood from Lebanon, originating from the Mediterranean region, belongs to the family of the Pinacea. From the end of the 8th century it has been introduced and cultivated in parks and gardens of Europe and northern Italy. 
Riva 1920 uses the logs of cedarwood fallen due to natural catastrophes (landslides, storms, etc) or cut down because of programmed cuts for security reasons (obstruction of traffic, proximity of homes, etc). The resulting wood is massive and resistant and is characterized by a strong balsamic and aromatized scent, its working is possible thanks to the most advanced technologies.
 
Oak.Riva 1920 gives great attention to the selection of the raw materials; prestigious high quality woods are the basis of the production process. The oak comes mainly from controlled reforestation areas, a daily commitment towards nature and the environment around us, precious and invaluable heritage that we want to preserve and safeguard.

Volcano finish for cedar is characterized by a black colour, resulting from an artisan process of carbonization which includes the superficial area of the wood, which becomes anthracite black. Touching it, the surface is rough and milled, the finish is obtained through natural scented oils. This process is called Shou Sugi Ban and is inspired by ancient Japanese techniques, which uses the carbonization of the cedar wooden structures of the house as a natural remedy against moths, mold and fires.
Finitura Vulcano per cedro

Finitura Vulcano per cedro

CLESSIDRA (hourglass) is a product born out of Mario Botta’s fertile imagination and wit. The stool is carved out of a single block of scented cedar wood. The solid cedar block, previously squared off, is placed inside a special machine that carves the block around to obtain this highly original shape that almost looks like two hemispheres, one placed upside down over the other.
Finitura Vulcano per cedro

Finitura Vulcano per cedro

CURVE BENCH design Brodie Neill - The bench is cut out of a single block of cedar wood and features a sinuous, wavy form under the seat itself, highlighting the colour and grain of natural cedarwood. Also available with a small leather-covered cushion.
Finitura Vulcano per cedro

Finitura Vulcano per cedro

ECO, design C.R. & S. RIVA1920 - Small table made of scented solid cedar wood. This product is thoroughly natural and the processes of realization have a low impact on the environment. The Eco small table is available only in cedar wood. This wood type is naturally scented. Riva 1920 recycles trees fallen due to natural causes (such as bad weather conditions) or due to scheduled deforestation.

Sanded finish for cedar and oak is used to exalt and make the wood grain more evident. Touching it, the surface is rough with white stripes, which creates a 3d-like-texture effect.
Finitura Sabbiata per cedro e rovere

Finitura Sabbiata per cedro e rovere

RIALTO FLY, design Giuliano Cappelletti - The sideboard is for the first time presented in aged sanded oak, which highlight the pattern of this essence that, thanks to this process, gets a whitish colour. The sanded finish is used to exalt and make the wood grain clearer. Touching it, the surface is rough with white stripes, which creates a 3d-like-texture effect. To frame the piece, there is a layer of natural iron lacquered transparent, which is repeated in the slender legs that raise it from the ground. The essentiality and modernity of the iron contrast with the vibrant “personality” of the vintage oak. Rialto Fly is composed of two side units with doors and central drawers, all push&pull opening. The interior area is customizable.

Outdoor finish for cedar is a natural process that allows the cedar wood to have a refined dove grey colour, simply by putting the cedar pieces outdoor. Thanks to the sunlight and the bad weather and as the time passes, 6 month/1 year, the colour will transform from a warm yellow into a cold grey.
Finitura  Outdoor per cedro

Finitura Outdoor per cedro

MAUI, design Terry Dwan + LEGNO VIVO, design CRS Riva 1920 - The sinuous shape, characterized by the peculiar concentric circles of the cedar trunk section, makes Maui a true work of art without equals. 

Legno vivo is a series of small stools and tables, characterized by simple and linear shapes, available in a series of dimensions and diameters. The outdoor finish is a natural process that allows the cedar wood to have a refined dove grey colour, simply by putting the cedar pieces outdoor. Thanks to the sunlight and the bad weather and as the time passes, 6 month/1 year, the colour will transform from a warm yellow into a cold grey.

Pigmented finish for oak the pigmentation in black is applied on oak wood, which has been previously brushed by hand. This process enables the colour to be naturally absorbed into the veining; the colour is applied by hand to create a homogenous effect on the top. When it’s dry, there is the last finish with natural oils.
Finitura Pigmentata per rovere

Finitura Pigmentata per rovere

BEDROCK PLANK C, design Terry Dwan - The top, made of solid walnut wood, featuring two 5 cm-thick natural sides planks, perfectly marries the natural-iron base that is hand-shaped and soldered.

The top is proposed with the black pigmented finish that requires a coloring that penetrates into the veining of the wood, which has been previously brushed by hand, in order to natural absorption. The colour is applied by hand to create a homogenous effect on the top, which, when it’s dry, undergoes the last finish with natural oils

Contract finish for cedar is used to improve the wood features, through a specific process, which guarantees more protection and resistance against marks, stains and also liquid.

Riva 1920 on ARCHIPRODUCTSFinitura  Outdoor per cedro

Finitura Outdoor per cedro

Finitura  Outdoor per cedro

Finitura Outdoor per cedro

Finitura Sabbiata per cedro e rovere

Finitura Sabbiata per cedro e rovere

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