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Riva from UCI

Winner of a Red Dot Design Award, Riva is UCI’s beautiful new folding chair


February 4th, 2013

Zooey Chu, former chief designer at Volkswagen of America, has created a folding chair of masterful elegance.

Designed for Casala (Netherlands), Riva won a Red Dot Design Award in 2012.

The frame is a sturdy yet lightweight aluminium, sleek and uncomplicated, with attractive cast aluminium features.

Its seat is ergonomically shaped, made of soft polypropylene, and its supple netwoven mesh backrest will leave no one with a stiff back.

The frame is linkable – the folding chairs can be attached to each other in a row. As such, Riva can be customised with row and seat numeration.

Designed to be stacked horizontally, the Riva can be accessorised with a transport dolly or wall storage bracket, and is thus perfectly suited to spaces where chairs must be moved often or put away.

Riva combines gentle ergonomics and incisive practicality with a truly simple beauty.



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