Production Process

Materials/ Firing

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The incredible characteristics of volcanic stone and lava rock make them perfect materials for projects with high customization capacity: beautiful even in its natural form, the stone is coated with different glazes and hand-painted decorations for unique pieces of every color, size and shape. With its extraordinary resistance, the table tops can live both indoors and outdoors.

Volcanic stone (mined underground) is used for the Classic tops (SUN), while Lava Rock (above ground) is used for the Design tops (COD). Lava rock is denser and harder than volcanic stone and it also bakes dark charcoal and does not require a white glaze base coat prior to adding the ceramic glaze. This allows the artist much greater flexibility and freedom as the organic color of the rock does not influence the designs.

The term Majolica lava stone commonly indicates a lava basalt object that has a majolica surface decoration. In reality, since ceramics rather means a large grouping of terracotta artifacts, this decorative technique in the specialist field is more correctly referred to as Majolica lava stone or Majolica on lava stone. 

Thanks to the particular aesthetic potential due to ceramics, combined with the remarkable mechanical and physical resistance of basalt, ceramic-coated lava stone is used for the production of tables, tops for kitchens and bathrooms, floors, mosaics, shower trays, sinks and coverings.

The process of working stone and volcanic lava is divided into several phases, all carried out by hand in the Domiziani studio: cutting, glazing, hand decoration, vitrification and double firing at over 1000 degrees. 

All this makes the material suitable for any indoor and outdoor environment, as it does not undergo any variation if exposed to snow, rain, sunlight or salt. Furthermore, it has excellent characteristics of impact resistance, does not absorb any type of substance, does not stain, does not alter in contact with heat sources such as embers, hot pots or acid solutions and has a degree of resistance to scratching higher than marble.

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