A meticulous attention for innovation and research, respecting the identity and authenticity of the substance that bends to the function. This is the concept that Riva 1920 presented at the last Salone del Mobile new elements of wooden furniture with detailed finishes and great visual and tactile appeal.
The Volcano technique is probably the most fascinating between all the treatments; it's a process of carbonization of the outer layers of the wood that changes the natural colour of the material into a shade of anthracite black, giving it unique tactile properties, and a rough, natural texture.
A true iconic product is the Maui armchair, made of scented cedar wood with Volcano finish, a true work of art with a sinuous silhouette, characterized by a concentric trunk that softly contours to accommodate the seat.
Designer Mario Botta signs the Clessidra stool, obtained from a single scented cedar trunk, with Volcano finish, that has been shaped, with high technology machines, into two specular half-spheres to form an hourglass.
Among other products presented the bench Spazzola features a solid cedar block with a vintage finish, supported by multiple thin metallic elements; least but not last the stool Cono designed by Mario Bellini.