And once again we are back with our beloved “briccole”….. Rising out of the surreal enchantment of the Lagoon of Venice, a magical metamorphosis restores its soul, free from time’s endless effort. Drawn together and united in rhythmic composition, their silent reflection extends across a shining sea of steel; timelessly.
The Riva1920 intuition of giving a new life to these oak posts was born from the great attention towards the environment and the ecology. The Briccole are the unquestioned main characters of Venice, which lead the boats and mark the Lagoon low tide and are periodically replaced due to wear. Made unique pieces by the industriousness of shipworms, small molluscs, Briccole are transformed into exclusive pieces of furniture able to convey a special emotion.
Claudio Bellini (born 1963) is an Italian-born architect and designer based in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban planning to product and furniture design for Italian and international companies.
In 1990 he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano and immediately after his studies he embarked on a series of international experiences, taking part in research projects in the fields of industrial, architecture and furniture design. His expertise in office furniture as well as his collaboration with well known international companies make him on of the most influential designers today.
In 2003 he became art director for Barazzoni and he turned the company into one of the most successful companies in Italy in the sector of kitchen tools.
In 2006 Bellini founded the Claudio Bellini Design+Design where he mostly contacts technological research and studies on the potential use of new materials. He designs products and furniture for leading Italian and international companies. Since 2005 he has held lectures and conferences in Design and Furniture Design in Genoa Polytechnic and all over the world and his work has been extensively published. He has won many prizes, among which the Red Dot and iF product design award. He has been also selected for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro.