July 26 2018
Riva in Sardinia with the Riva Brand Experience collection and two exhibitions.
• Riva is showcasing its collection of furnishings and accessories in a temporary boutique at Waterfront Costa Smeralda, among big names in fashion, design and technology
• Visitors can see the “Riva Corsa” and “Riva e le donne” (“Riva and Women”) exhibitions, as well as a significant display of woodblock prints by Salvador Dalí dedicated to the Divine Comedy
Porto Cervo, 26 July 2018 – Riva temporary shop: the legendary international yachting shipyard in the extraordinary setting of Porto Cervo.
In a unique setting, elegance and style are fused and tell a legendary tale that continues to offer incomparable experiences and delights. This is the philosophy behind the Riva temporary shop selling Riva Brand Experience products, which will be open until 8 September. It is located at the new Waterfront Costa Smeralda luxury village, in one of the most exclusive parts of Italy.
Designed by the internationally renowned architect Gio Pagani on behalf of Smeralda Holding, the refined setting plays host to world famous brands, luxury fashion boutiques and unprecedented events, which are made even more magical by high-profile guests such as writers, entertainers, athletes and artists from Italy and across the globe.
The unique, inimitable items by Riva Brand Experience are the real stars of the Riva temporary boutique. The refined selection of accessories and furnishings is also available online, in the Riva Boutique (rivaboutique.it).
In addition, a Riva Iseo is on display to add an extra special touch to the brand’s temporary home at Waterfront Costa Smeralda. Guests can get a close look at the 27-footer, which is one of the most popular masterpieces by the long-standing shipyard from Sarnico.
The Riva temporary boutique joins an assortment of one-of-a-kind Riva-branded locations in a range of forms: the Riva Lounge that takes centre stage on the terrace of Gritti Palace in Venice (one of the most famous hotels in the world), the Riva Privé inside Milan’s Garage Italia, the Riva Private Deck set up by Mykonos’ Psarou Beach, and the Aquarama Lounge on the fourth floor of the Yacht Club de Monaco. The furnishings and accessories by Riva Brand Experience (starting with the Aquarama tables and chairs) are the key distinguishing features of all of these extremely stylish spaces, which are designed to entertain guests in surroundings with peerless atmospheres.
Riva on display alongside the artistic marvels of Salvador Dalí
There has always been a strong, fertile bond between artists and the nautical art of Riva. It has produced ample fruits in the worlds of film, fashion and industrial design.
The close ties between artistic prowess and yachting ingenuity have been underlined thanks to the creative spark provided by the marvellous Salvador Dalí exhibition, which will take place in the Porto Cervo Conference Centre until 22 September. Visitors will get the chance to see 100 watercolour woodblock prints produced and signed by the master of surrealism. They are all illustrations of the Divine Comedy: the masterpiece by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. They will appear alongside two exhibitions dedicated to legendary Riva exploits.
The first is entitled “Riva Corsa” and it features pictures and photographs from the highly acclaimed book RIVA CORSA. The Origin of the Myth. The publication depicts the world of boat racing, in which Serafino Riva (Carlo Riva’s father) claimed a stunning series of wins, awards and records from the 1930s onwards. The remarkable sporting feats are noteworthy for a number of reasons, including the fact that they helped to shape the sublime skills of Carlo Riva, teaching him to design and build vessels that were not just attractive but also fast and capable of exceptional performances.
“Riva e le donne” (“Riva and Women”) is a photography exhibition that charts the long, never-ending love felt by women all over the world for one of the most popular names in Italian style. The pictures portraying the liaison contain not only Hollywood stars but also the women who worked behind the scenes to build the dream. Every single one of them felt the allure of the timeless lines of the runabouts, the prized types of wood, the sparkling chrome and the colours, including the famous “Riva aquamarine blue”.