Umberto Riva

Umberto Riva

Umberto Riva

Umberto Riva was born in 1928 in Milan, Italy and he obtained his degree in 1959 in Venice.

Among his most notable works are:
Urban Themes:
The architectural designing laboratory in Gibellina (1980); The requalification of the city Otranto (in 1986 and 1987) and Bonago (in 1988); The road practicability of Gubbio (1989); San Nazaro Square in Milan (1989 and 1992); He won a contest for Piazza della Farnesina in Rome (executed between 1997 and 2001); Saint Mary Church of Castello in Alessandria (1998); Piazza San Ciriaco and the museum space Ipogeo of Ancona (1999); Piazza Matteotti in Vicenza (2001).

Architectural Themes:
Houses in Stintino (1960); Cooperative in via Paravia in Milan (1966); House of Taino (1969); Houses in Sardinia (1972); House in Osmate (1975); School of Faedis (1977); House of Miggiano in Otranto (between the years 1990 and 1996); Houses "Case alla Morlana" in Bergamo (between the years 1991 and 1996); Shipyard Fincantieri in Castellammare (between the years 1999 and 1902); International contest BEIC in Milan (2001); The contest by selection for the power plant of Termoli (2002). He received first prize in the contest in 2003 for the power plant of Torviscosa in Udine. He also won first prize in the contest of requalification of the are "ex-hospital" in Belluno.

Interiors Architecture:
In 1974 the renovation of the apartment of a collector; In 1975 the bar Sem in Milan; In 1983 and 1984 the house Frea in Milan; In 1985 an apartment at Via Tantardini in Milan; In 1985 he created a prototype of a "framed-greenhouse" on behalf of the "Progetto Domestico" project part of the Triennale exhibit of Milan; In 1987 the house Insinga in Milano; In 1988 the house Vernizzi in Paris; In 1992 the store IB Office in Padova; In 1992 an apartment at Via Coni Zugna in Milan; In 1993 an apartment in New York; Between the years 1994 and 1995 organization of the central part of the Palazzo dell'Arte in Milan; Between the years 1994 and 1998 the renovation of the Caffe Pedrocchi in Padova; In 1998 the organization of the Palazzo Barbaran da Porto in Vicenza; In 1996 the exhibit on F. Kiesler at the Art Palace of Milan and on Francesco Podesti at the "Mole Vanviteliana" of Ancona; In 1999 the exhibits "Palladio nel nord Europa"; In 2000 "John Soane architetto 1753-1837" and "Carlo Scarpa. 1972-78" at the Palazzo Barbaran da Porto in Vicenza; In 2001 the exhibit "John Soane architetto 1753-1837" in Montreal; In 2002 the exhibit "John Soane e i ponti in legno svizzeri" at the "Palazzo Barbaran da Porto" in Vicenza; - In 2003 the exhibit "Scamozzi 1548-1616" at the "Palazzo Barbaran da Porto" in Vicenza.

Lamp Disegning:
E63 (in 1963 and 1991), Metafora (1980), Franceschina (1989), Gi-Gi (1990), Dilem (1991), Filu (1992) for FontanaArte; 1969 lighting devices for Francesconi; from 1970 he collaborates with VeArt of Scorze; Veronese e Tesa (1985), Attesa (1987), Sospesa (1989), for Barovier&Toso, Rituale (2001) for FontanaArte. Furnitures Disegning: Organization of the "Salemi" stand for the BIT 1986 (at the Milano Fair exhibit center); Poltronova armchair 1986; Adanna table, FontanaArte 1987; Office furnishing system U.R. 303, I.B. Office 1988; Marmo table, Bigelli Marmi, table Side, Acierno 1989; Driade rug 1991; Driade desk, 1992; Bellato armchair, 1993; Victor desk, Schopenhauer and office furnishing system U.R. 305, I.B. office table, Montina 1995; Couch and tables "Ale", Schopenhauer 1996; Tables "New" and "York" for Morelato (1903).

Since 1998 he has been a teacher at San Luca.

Umberto Riva has designed the E63, Metafora, Franceschina, Gi-Gi, Dilem and Filu lampsand, the Adanna table, the Victor desk and the Ale couch and tables series for FontanaArte.
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