Natural Selection

A love of nature and the quest for an enhanced quality of life define the DNA of Riva 1920. Fine craftsmanship combined with cutting-edge technology with respect to the environment, produces furniture which stands the test of time.

Riva 1920 is an Italian, family-owned business that has been producing timeless, solid wood furniture in Northern Italy for more than three generations. Their philosophy remains simple: to embrace the unique and unpredictable nature of wood and respect the environment.

Refined and luxurious with a focus on contemporary design, structure and functionality, the quality craftsmanship employed enables the natural beauty of the materials – which include reforestation, recycled and solid wood – to be complemented by a neutral palette to add depth and warmth to their surroundings.

The company began in the early 1920s when the family began learning the art of wood carving, an unpredictable, difficult craft. They slowly garnered a strong and passionate following, as they worked to pride themselves on finding and working with new woods in artistic, innovative ways that respect the environment.