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Re-edition of the Ariva chair

Ariva is a wooden chair designed by Manuel Barbieri in 2012 and edited by the Sitia brand in 2015. The peculiarity of Ariva is that it is a 100% sustainable product, FSC certified, as it implies the exclusive use of natural and recyclable materials (not only in the visible parts, but also in the technical construction components and in the internal glues and waxing) and of special jointing techniques that are the result of a long process of study and engineering. The product also consists of only 7 parts, designed to reduce material waste. These components replace the common "legs-seat-back" sequence, and make Ariva an iconic product, characterised by an extremely simple and recognisable profile. The seat, produced by hand in Italy, in small series, is inspired by the painting "Jeune Homme nu assis au bord de la mer" (Young Nude Man Seated on the Seashore) created between 1835 and 1836 by the French painter Hippolyte Flandrin, and currently housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.






scenario analysis
trend analysis
technical planning
product design
materials and finishing selection
material experimentation
technical development
prototyping