Saturday, October 07, 2006

RIVA


- Riva history

The history of this dolce vita symbol begins at Sarnico in northern Italy on the shores of Lago d’Iseo by Pietro Riva. In 1930 his granson Serafino manages the company being a leader in racing boats and in the fifties his son Carlo makes Riva a symbol of luxury and elegance. Cinema stars like Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot have enjoyed themselfs with them. In 1970 Carlo Riva sold the company and nowadays belongs to Ferretti group. It is a design icon.


- Riva models:

The most famous Riva models are:

Corsaro (1946 – 1955)
Tritone (1950 – 1966)
Ariston (1950 – 1974)
Scoiatto (1950 – 1957)
Sebino (1952 – 1957)
Florida (1952 – 1969)
Aquarama (1962 – 1996)
Junior (1967 – 1972)
Olympic (1969 – 1983)
Beyond Wood (1970 – present)

This post about Riva is connected to:


- Phaidon design classics
- Renewed italian luxury: Acqua di parma
- IWC (Portuguese)
- The talented Mr.Ripley: tu vuo´ fa l´americano
- Riva
- Phaidon design classics
- Lujo italiano renovado: Acqua di Parma
- IWC (El Portugués)
- El talento de Mr.Ripley: tu vuo´fa l´americano

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