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Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

Italian, b. 1935

Italian sculptor, furniture designer and maestro d’arte e mestiere (master of art and craft) Giuseppe Rivadossi is considered one of the 20th century’s leading woodworkers. His hand-carved, mid-century modern furniture has been described as poetic, ancient, ethereal and soulful.

Rivadossi was born in 1935 in Monteclana di Nave, where he still lives and works today. He began woodworking at an early age, learning the craft from his father, who founded a carpentry business in 1920. In 1962, Rivadossi took over his father’s workshop and transformed it into an artistic atelier, creating sculptural furniture and objets d’art.

Toward the late 1960s, Rivadossi’s friends and fellow woodworking artists encouraged him to exhibit his wooden sculptures at shows throughout Italy. In 1968, he participated in his first sculpture exhibition, which led to others throughout the 1970s, such as the Triennale di Milano in 1974 and the Biennale di Mentone in 1976. That same year, Rivadossi and several collaborators established Officina Rivadossi, which specialized in wooden objects, sculptures and modern furniture. Pieces included walnut dining room tables, oak sideboards and architectonic dining chairs and armchairs suitable for the home or office.

From the 1980s through the 2000s, Rivadossi’s designs took on a more organic, architectural approach. For instance, his Custodia Lombarda cabinet comprises two doors with hand-carved latticework that gradually reduces size. His decorative boxes with grooved textures, geometric patterns and curved forms also double as desktop sculptures. 

In 2013, Officina Rivadossi evolved to become Habito di Giuseppe Rivadossi, which Rivadossi runs with his two sons Emanuele and Clemente. Since then, the furniture firm has shown at numerous exhibitions, including Salone del Mobile di Milano, the London Design Festival, PAD Paris and BRAFA Art Fair, in Brussels. Also, in 2018, Rivadossi received the prestigious Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere award at the Triennale di Milano.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage and contemporary Giuseppe Rivadossi case pieces, tables and decorative objects.

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Creator: Giuseppe Rivadossi
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi Set of Four Dining Chairs in Oak
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, set of four dining chairs, oak, straw, Italy, 1970s An exceptional set of chairs by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Oak

Midcentury Regina chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy 1960
By Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Pair of two chairs model "Regina" designed by Giuseppe Rivadossi. The model of this chair was designed in 1970. These chairs are totally handmade in Italian oak wood. Rivadossi fur...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy, 1980s
By Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern set of 6 dining chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy,1980s.
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1980s Italian Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Guiseppe Rivadossi, Wood and Glass, Italy
By Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Guiseppe Rivadossi, Wood and Glass, Italy, 1970s
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1970s Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Wood

Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi Set of Six Dining Chairs
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, set of six dining chairs, walnut, leather, Italy, 1970s An exceptional set of chairs by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivados...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Giuseppe Rivadossi Set of Four 'Castello' Chairs in Walnut
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, set of four dining chairs, walnut, Italy, circa 1980 An exceptional set of chairs by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi,...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Walnut

Giuseppe Rivadossi Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Oak
By Giuseppe Rivadossi, Officina Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, set of eight dining chairs, oak, Italy, circa 1980 An exceptional set of chairs by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi, f...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Oak

Giuseppe Rivadossi Set of Six Dining Chairs in Walnut and Black Upholstery
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, set of six dining chairs, walnut, leatherette, Italy, circa 1980 An exceptional set of chairs by the Italian sculptor and designer Giusepp...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Walnut, Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy, 1980s
By Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Set of 6 dining chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy, 1980s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Giuseppe Rivadossi Chairs

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Rattan

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Giuseppe Rivadossi chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Giuseppe Rivadossi chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Giuseppe Rivadossi chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs by Giuseppe Rivadossi were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Silvio Coppola, Vittorio Dassi, and Officina Rivadossi. Prices for Giuseppe Rivadossi chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $5,781 and can go as high as $12,700, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,000.

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