Every wood type has knots, grain and colour nuances that stand out in different ways. That makes every piece of wood, and therefore also every piece of furniture, unique and gives it its natural charm. Old, worn and pure nature: that's what Rivièra Maison prefers to work with.
Acacia wood is a sustainable type of wood derived from fruit trees.
Acacia wood is a sustainable type of wood derived from fruit trees. The acacia tree, also known as the mimosa tree, grows quickly. Once the tree's fruit yielding days are over it is chopped down and a new replacement tree is planted. Thus, responsible felling can be done. Acacia is a hardwood species and is known for its ability to withstand a knock or two.
As Acacia is a fairly 'wet' wood, small hairline cracks may occur during acclimatisation. This has no effect on the quality of the furniture pieces, and moreover, matches this type of wood and its rugged look&feel. All RM furniture made of acacia wood is handcrafted. All parts are measured by hand and then painted in matte white lime paint. Even the paint is mixed manually by colour, resulting in a slight colour difference between the furniture.
Why we love it
- Rugged appearance
- Every piece of furniture is unique
- Responsible felling; for every tree that is felled, a new tree is replanted
- Hand painted
This hard wood comes from a fruit tree, grows quickly and is indigenous in India.
Mango wood is a frequently used material in Rivièra Maison's furniture. This hard wood comes from a fruit tree, grows quickly and is indigenous in India. Once the tree's fruit yielding days are over it is chopped down and the wood is processed into furniture. Rivièra Maison only uses plantation wood.
The wood is characterised by its striking flame-like markings that sometimes have an orange or yellowish tint, so it is easily recognisable. It is important to know that Mango is a fairly 'wet' wood, which is why small hairline cracks can appear when curing the wood. This has no effect on the quality and fits in with the rugged appearance of the wood.
Why we love it
- Handcrafted in India
- Sturdy appearance
- Rugged and unique character
- Responsible logging.
Recycled elm wood
The wood of this North American elm, aged by nature and daily use, was taken in the past to make front doors.
Old, worn and pure nature
Recycled elm wood is one of Rivièra Maison's most used woods. The wood of this North American elm, aged by nature and daily use, was taken in the past to make front doors. About 80 to 120 years later, we reuse these front doors 'untouched' for parts of new furniture such as table tops, cabinet doors and drawer fronts. The furniture thus acquires a natural, weathered look. The pre-used doors are brushed clean, rinsed off and sawn to the exact dimensions of the furniture item. The imprints of hinges, locks and door handles are still clearly visible, making each piece of furniture a unique piece. Old, worn and pure nature.
We call the recycled Elm wood 'Driftwood'. Mainly because the unique appearance and colour differences suggest that it was once washed up on a shore. It is therefore not possible to select furniture by colour. With mosaic-topped tables, the diversity in the old wood is even more obvious.
Why we love it
Old and worn
Natural weathered look
Reused old doors
Every piece of wood is unique