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World-Renowned Designers Build Furniture From Marine Ravaged Venetian Wood

by , 04/27/11

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A limited edition collection of tables, chairs, stools, bookshelves, lamps, wood-carved art and even a hammock, each piece was created to highlight the the culminating aesthetic of decades of Italian design and both the rough nature and incredible detail of the marine ravaged wood. The beauty of the material lies in the erosion created by the Venezian water, the gondoliers movements, molluscs, water rats, seagulls, tourists and time.

The R1920 Collection was exhibited at last year’s Milano Salone del Mobile and this summer will again be toured around Europe. The company is also holding a design contest, in collaboration with the Venice Foundation and ExpoVenice, for graduates and students to design a bench/outdoor seat with the same material. The closing date is end of May so if you have an idea on how to give old Venezian posts a new extraordinary life, then enter it today!

+ Le Briccole Di Venezia

Via Architonic

Images © Architonic / Riva Industrial Mobili S.p.A.

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  1. Feeling deco April 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Perso j’adore à quand la collection art de la table qui va avec !

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