Inspired by Nature

Shelter Award eco friendly trophy from Rivanna Natural Designs

botanic beauty

Leaves, with their calm exteriors and complex inner lives, offer endless design inspiration.  A single leaf can be beautifully rendered with a few brush strokes. We create leaf-shaped awards and sculpt leaf details in wood, allowing the warmth, beauty, and natural luster of the medium to quietly emerge. 

Surf award eco friendly trophy from Rivanna Natural Designs

natural motion

To celebrate nature is to celebrate change. One cannot step in the same river twice. Water rises and falls. Winds whisper and roar. Waves ebb and flow. Nothing is the same in the next instant. We rely on an array of design elements -- notably form, line, and shape -- to express movement and reflect natural rhythms.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
―  Rachel Carson, Silent Spring