Salone del Mobile 2017: Karim Rashid designs new collection for Riva 1920

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For this year’s edition of the Salone del Mobile, Riva 1920 presents a new collection of furniture in cooperation with Lamborghini Cars.Karim 3

Designed by Karim Rashid, the collection is composed by desk, bookshelf, chair, table, sofa and it is characterised by sinuous and stylish shapes and the quality of natural and genuine materials, such as walnut solid wood and black leather.

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Karim Rashid says: “I was greatly inspired visiting Riva1920 and Lamborghini headquarters / factories. Seeing state of the art robotics combined meticulously with hand craftsmanship really shaped my ideas for a collaborative line of furniture. Italy is a perpetual farrago of ideas, concepts, truisms, hand craftsmanship and progressive manufacturing. Italy understood that Design is a public subject 75 years ago, long before the world accepted it. Without companies like Riva1920 and Lamborghini design would have never become ubiquitous, omnipresent, experimental yet of the highest quality. The passion from both companies with their desirous need for innovation and beauty inspired me to focus on minimal simple yet a sensual collection.

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“The furniture collection takes influence from the timeless quality of Riva1920 with slight aerodynamic forms of the Lamborghini cars and their progressive exceptional beauty. You can see a sense of fluidity and a melding of organic and pure form in the furniture yet comfort is never sacrificed.”

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