The range features strong architecture with subtle finishes, and a simplistic palette of natural and luxurious materials. An elegant arrangement of construction details with an understated raw beauty makes each piece feel grounded and inviting.
Jamie has been creating custom-made furniture for over 14 years and working on a range of diverse commercial projects, including resorts, public domain and multi unit developments in Australia and overseas. He has won over 30 national and international design awards throughout his career and has a vast celebrity following including Charlize Theron and Anne Heche. Jamie says ‘I am thrilled to collaborate with luxury Italian furniture brand Riva 1920 and excited to launch my first range at Milan Furniture Fair’.
Jamie Durie with designer David Knott
Conceptually the Riva 1920 brand is committed to producing furniture using only natural and sustainable materials, guaranteeing low environmental impact and bringing to life the ideas conceived by great international designers, including Renzo Piano and Philippe Starck.
The Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 bespoke collection features five pieces, including the Ficus and Bungalow Stools, Tubular Shelves and Table and Fur-Nature Modular Sofa all maintaining the distinctive Riva 1920 heritage and aesthetic, using reforestation timber, American Walnut and Cedarwood with all styles finished with natural oil.
Jamie Durie with Designer and Managing Director of Riva 1920 Maurizio Riva
The collaboration was born thanks to the philosophy and principles shared by the two companies: environmental sustainability, designing products made of natural and recycled materials, keeping in mind that the design and the respect for the environment are tied together. Designer and Managing Director of Riva 1920, Maurizio Riva said, “This new partnership between Jamie Durie and Riva 1920 makes us very excited and we are sure it will result in a long-lasting and enthusiastic collaboration for both our companies”.