Riva excellence and heritage in the design of true collectors’ pieces
Sarnico, 26th of November 2020 – To help us feel and remember the sea at Christmas too, wherever we are, the Riva Brand Experience collection of accessories and design items offers new gift ideas of rare beauty, characterised by excellence, craftsmanship and exquisite detailing.
In line with the inspiring “Riva inside, inside Riva” philosophy, certain stylistic features of the maritime tradition, such as steel and mahogany and the colour aquamarine, are employed in the design of home decor and collectors’ items and in the mood of timelessly elegant garments and accessories.
To surprise family and friends with items already iconic in the eyes of collectors and fans, here are the new gift solutions for Christmas 2020, available online at www.rivaboutique.it
Riva’s large multi-purpose chest, made of grooved mahogany and impeccable down to the smallest details, is ideal for items that need rapid sanitisation (e.g. shoes, magazines, towels) and to be stored somewhere clean, whether on a boat, next to a swimming pool or in the hall at home. Refined and useful, it also has an important anti-microbial function: its insides are treated using the latest generation “ESI antimicrobial system”, a technology that rapidly eliminates viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Elegant, practical and original, Riva’s large multi-purpose chest is also a perfect gift for those with an insatiable passion for this legendary boatyard, famous all over the world.
Available online from the end of November.
Riva imprints its aesthetic DNA on this revisiting of the world’s best-known “box game”.
The Riva Backgammon set isn’t just a game but a genuine work of art available in two versions: one with an exterior covering in aquamarine mambo fabric and the other in blue leather. In both cases, the mahogany and maple construction is a jewel of craftsmanship, with a steel Riva logo either inlaid or, in the more luxurious leather model, with a “transparency” effect.
The white and aquamarine dice and pieces have mahogany inlays and show the same passion for detail that makes the world’s most coveted yachts so inimitable.
Whatever the result of the game, the players will remember the splendour of a matchless object that entertains, furnishes and enchants.
For collectors and fans of handwriting instruments, Riva partners with Tibaldi to offer a limited edition of just 15 pieces: five cream colour roller pens, five Roman bronze roller pens and five precious Roman bronze colour fountain pens.
Unique in their detailing too, the paints are the same as those used on the yachts, designed to guarantee strength and extreme durability. And then the clips are shaped like Riva cleats (the fittings on a ship’s deck used to secure ropes), featuring a sophisticated spring mechanism for effortless attachment to the pocket.
The pens’ barrels are made of hand-inlaid wood with a pattern recalling Riva boat decks. All the Tibaldi for Riva pens come in an elegant metal container lacquered in a colour matching that of the pen and closed by a wooden cap.
The Tibaldi for Riva nib, made of 18 carat solid gold, reprises the original “1a Qualità” wording on Tibaldi nibs at the beginning of the last century. Available in medium size only, they come in two differently coloured anodised finishes: rhodium and yellow gold.
“RIVA IN THE MOVIE” is a book of extraordinary photos and detailed reviews documenting the numerous films in which Riva boats have played an important, and often leading, role alongside Italian and international film stars. 300 pages, 39 films with their original posters, 300 set and backstage photographs, 77 actresses and 110 actors: a precious and enthralling book that cleverly interweaves the stories of the cinema and modern boating.
Soft, light and water-repellent, the Riva cashmere cap embodies the excellence of Borgo Cashmere, one of Italy’s top craft manufacturers in the sector. Based on the classic navy-blue sailor’s beanie, this is perfect for the cold season but thanks to its lightness can be worn in spring too. Also available in aquamarine. The chromed metal Riva logo on both versions is a seal of quality and exclusiveness.