imm cologne 09: kauri design by mario botta for riva 1920
imm cologne 09: kauri design by mario botta for riva 1920 imm cologne 09: kauri design by mario botta for riva 1920
jan 20, 2009

imm cologne 09: kauri design by mario botta for riva 1920

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the italian manufacturer riva 1920 presented probably the largest and oldest table of the world. architect mario botta used kauriwood from new zealand.



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in new zealand approximately 50.000 years ago, cataclysms and other natural disasters, which took place at the end of the glacial period, razed entire forests, covering them with water and mud. the particular characteristics of that mud together with the lack of oxygen, have protected this wood against the chemical process of decomposition preserving it, undamaged to this day, in all its extraordinary beauty.


the millenarian kauri of the swamps has the same characteristics of a still cut wood that allows the construction of fine, unique and exclusive tables: length: 12,00 m width: 1,80 m plate thickness: 0,11 m weight: 3.8 tons age of wood: about 30,240 years

see also peace tables by george nakashima


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