Rialto by Riva 1920

Rialto

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Designer Giuliano Cappelletti
Launched in 2011
Architonic id 1142497

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Thanks you, Maurizio and Davide. With their initiative they gave us a chance to create common use items out of salvaged materials such as the venetian posts, briccole; significant reminders, unique and one-off works.

Simplicity of forms and natural materials are peculiar elements of design, they are based on the deep relationship between nature and man, on its balance and harmony.

For this reasons I decided to use two natural, though very different, materials that perfectly marry in the search for the ideal balance: briccole wood and cor-ten steel.

Briccole are subject to many alterations throughout their lifetime in the water, they are shaped, worn out and smoothly caressed by the sea of the Venetian lagoon and by its inhabitants that leave behind visible traces of their presence.

On the other hand, the cor-ten protects itself from atmospheric corrosion thanks to a superficial passive coat that prevents further damage.

This is where RIALTO stems from, a container that, thanks to its structure that is thin yet strong, realized in cor-ten, preserves and frames the beauty of briccole’s “fragility”. Briccole, the unchallenged protagonists of Venice, are here shaped and transformed, giving birth to the solid drawers of the container.


Product group: Storage / Shelving Storage / Filing Cupboards Sideboards Side boards Display cabinets closed base closed base free standing wall standing wall standing with drawers with hinged doors with front in solid wood with front in solid wood with body in steel with body in solid wood with body in solid wood with base in engineered wood with base in solid wood …in solid wood …in solid wood …in glass …in glass …wall mounted
Designer: Giuliano Cappelletti

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