Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art and the Monaco Boat, presents the B&CxR art project to photography enthusiasts in an exhibition that pays homage to the Bergamo yard, where Riva’s entire range has been built for the last 25 years. Photographers Mario Cresci and Gabriele Basilico captured the soul of the yard, the incredible work that goes into building the prestige boats and the dedication each one embodies, seen through the eyes of the photographers/artists.
The event took place under the patronage of High Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum between April 28 and 29.
“A year on from the passing of engineer Carlo Riva, we are delighted to once again be able to share a collection so close to our own hearts with the public. It pays homage to Riva through our first great passion: art. B&CxR very much sums up 25 years of collaboration during which time our work has been almost invisible, just like the workers and people that for so many years have contributed to building this Italian legend. We believe that these images will find a place in the hearts of many boat and art enthusiasts just as they have done in ours.” – Officina Italiana Design founders Sergio Beretta and Mauro Micheli