In recent years, wooden furniture and complements have regained great popularity, because wood is associated with a healthier and more natural lifestyle and with the value of things that last over time. Wooden furniture can have different styles – classic, contemporary, sober or decorated – thanks to the versatility of the material. Moreover, thanks to new technologies, today’s wood products are very innovative and can feature very impressive decorations. The presence of wooden furniture gives a home a cozier atmosphere, muffles sound, and perfumes the environment, spreading a pleasant scent in the air.

The passion for wood

Riva1920, a company that combines research on wood with research on contemporary design, collaborates with international architects and designers. Among the most recent collections, Yin & Yang is a project by Steve Leung that includes a small armchair and a coffee table in solid walnut, which is turned, assembled and sanded by hand. The round concave multilayer wood that forms the frame of the chair is upholstered in suede with exposed stitching. The coffee table consists of molded solid wood elements positioned as a fan, supporting a clear glass top.

Read our interview with Steve Leung

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Yin & Yang collection by Steve Leung Design for Riva1920

Kauri, the millennia-old wood

In addition to international designers, Riva1920 searches for rare materials around the world. Kauri wood, obtained from a conifer living only in the sub-tropical climates, comes from New Zealand. Kauri derives from Agathis Australis, a tree appeared during the Jurassic period, buried by mud and water and preserved by resin. Today, it is possible to find millennia-old Kauri in the swamps of Northern New Zealand and Carbon-14 dating confirms that Kauri wood dates back to a period ranging from 7,000 to 50,000 years ago. The Kauri Cube table has a solid Kauri top and an iron base.

Read our interview with Maurizio Riva

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Kauri Cube table by Riva1920

Historical reissues

e15 has launched a collection reissuing designs by modernist architect Richard Herre. Herre, architect, interior and graphic designer, was a leading figure in the Stuttgart Werkbund in the 1920s. e15 has reissued the Stuttgart chair, designed in 1926. The Stuttgart chair, with a curved wooden tube back that continues into the legs, is made of European oak or walnut, with a waxed finish. Upon request, the seat can have a removable padding.

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Stuttgart chair designed by Richard Herre in 1926, reissued by e15

The art of cabinetmaking meets design

The Bellagio collection, designed by Libero Rutilo for Verona-based company Morelato, is the quintessence of the art of cabinetmaking. These furnishings and complements, available in different finishes with solid wood frame, are characterized by tapering and beveled edges that make them timeless and contemporary at the same time. The collection includes furniture and complements for living and sleeping areas, characterized by fluid lines.

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Bellagio collection by Libero Rutilo per Morelato

Wood for the bedroom

Austrian company Team 7 has recently launched two bed models in natural wood, completely formaldehyde-free and treated only with natural oils, for enhanced sleep comfort. Wood treated with natural oil absorbs and releases moisture into the air and, thanks to its natural antibacterial and antistatic effect, helps preserve a healthy and pleasant atmosphere in the bedroom. Furthermore, Team 7 beds have wooden joints, completely free of metal parts, which make it easy to dismantle the bed and dispose of it at the end of its life. In the photo, Times bed, available in beech, walnut, wild oak.

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Times bed by Team 7

Timeless style from Japan

The Japanese tradition of solid woodworking is expressed in the Time & Style ēdition collection, by Boffi | De Padova. Manual processing makes it possible to create simple and elegant products, with materials of excellent quality. The first collection of the Time & Style ēdition includes western furnishing elements and pieces typical of the Japanese tradition.

Discover the latest collections by Boffi | De Padova

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Time & Style ēdition collection