“RIVA IN THE MOVIE” ARTWORK EDITION is a collector’s book that will stir your emotions, featuring a cover that encapsulates the essence of the legend of Riva.
It was made with craftsmanship mastery by a fine woodworker, infinitely passionate about the woods that make Riva boats unique.
The base is made of mahogany wood, a Riva classic, bearing the title “Riva in the Movie” in steel.
The sophisticated artwork, however, is in the upper portion. The clapperboard, made of white striped sycamore maple, is raised to reveal a planing Aquariva that packs a phenomenal amount of skill, details, materials.
The image was created with birch, eucalyptus, Bolivar, walnut burl, horse chestnut, ebony, plane and Sapele mahogany woods and richly decorated with a mother of pearl inlay – pale blue Australian and white Tahitian.
Stunning to look at and touch, it expresses the breadth and depth of Riva’s heritage. The description of each film is accompanied by details of events in the year it was released and a profile of a Riva model that came out around that time, so readers can really immerse themselves in the society and historical happenings of the period.The unmistakable style of the Riva vessels that are described and pictured in all of their glory has brightened up decades of movies of all kinds: dramas such as Contempt and Il Sorpasso, Agatha Christie mysteries, thrillers like Nikita and various James Bond productions, movies full of quintessential British humour like Johnny English, and Italian comedies such as Vacanze di Natale, Yuppies and Suddenly Paradise.