Pininfarina Exhibits Car Made Entirely from Wood
Pininfarina’s Cambiano hybrid concept originally debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier on in the year. It was awarded most beautiful concept car of the Show and was further honoured with the Interior Design of the Year Award at the Automotive Interiors Expo 2012 Awards.
This past weekend the car was again on display at the Wood Festival at the Riva Centre in Cantù, Italy. However, this particular model was fabricated entirely from briccola wood and designated strictly a ‘sculpture’.
The model has been reproduced in 1:1 scale by Italian furniture company Riva 1920 – an artisan furniture brand that routinely collaborates with famous designers and architects.
The briccola wood they use to produce their furniture designs is sourced all the way from Venice. The wood of the briccole, the posts of European oak used to mark the navigation channels in the Venice lagoon, was also used on the original concept car for the floor and the entire low part of the cabin.
As well as the Cambiano, Pininfarina showcased a one-off lamp design also designed at the behest of Riva 1920.