Called Briccole Venezia, the design forms part of a larger project for Milan furniture company RIVA 1920 where 18 designers and architects have been asked to design products using recliamed oak from Venice's waterways.
Each unique table is made of boards cut from the posts, supported by legs that slope at various angles.
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Here's some more information from RIVA 1920:
Design: Matteo Thun
âSuggested by Canal Grande and by the gondoliersâ stops, a table made of the briccoleâ s wood, typical of Venice, was born. Each table is unique â a piece of Venice at home.â
The tabletop is realized with unique boards that are sectioned from the âbriccoleâ, always keeping the original shape of the trunk. The crossover legs are fixed sideways on the top, by reminding the peculiar lagoon Venetian landscape.
âOak mooring posts in the lagoonâ
In a historical context like the one that we are experiencing, we think it essential to transmit some signals concerning the possibility and necessity of cultivating the idea of recycling materials, by manufacturing objects that will be handed down to the future generations. In a phase of continuous research we have found a material that we consider unique: the Veniceâ s âBRICCOLAâ. They are oak mooring posts substituted from the Veniceâs lagoon because of wear and tear or breaking.
âThis natural materialâ
RIVA1920â s purpose is of creating some products by using this natural material and by making use of the co-operation of 18 designers and architects of world-wide renown, by arranging an important exhibition during the âSalone del Mobile 2010â fair in Milan, leading it afterwards all over the world.