As we approach the 15th anniversary to the tragic 9/11, Riva 1920 has issued a table that comes to symbolize that date that came to change the world. When architect Renzo Piano had first designed that table, it was for the project ‘Ground Zero… Ground Heroes’ of Riva 1920, as one of five tables that were auctioned to raise money for the children of Italian-American firemen who lost their lives on 9/11. Now, Piano redesigned his Earth Table in the shape of the world map to symbolize the World Trade Center. It is composed of a bent iron base, referring to the reinforcing bars left behind in the rubble of the collapsed Twin Towers, and its top is formed of pieces of Kauri wood, sourced from ancient trees preserved in New Zealand swamps, held together within a circular plate of clear resin. This table will be installed at the entrance to Eataly Downtown, which launched as a part of the reopening of the Westfield World Trade Center mall this week.
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