Blown glass is an extremely pure, fine-quality material. It is made from liquid silica, which glassmakers shape by “blowing” by mouth into a long tube to obtain a thin, crystal clear or coloured glass, perfect for making even strikingly large objects, which nonetheless remain light and uniquely stylish, with a graceful shape
Brocade is the most prized fabric of all, both for the silk it is made from and the sophisticated complexity of the patterns. Brocade resembles embroidery and is decorated using discontinuous wefts, in silk or precious metals, which are added to the base fabric. It is woven from the back, so the weaver must pay particular attention.
A much sought-after material for centuries, silk is a natural fibre obtained from the cocoon of silkworms, by means of a process known as degumming. The raw silk is dissolved in water to obtain a flexible, glossy material that can be used to make beautifully light, fine-quality fabrics. The main characteristics of silk are undoubtedly its glossy appearance, soft feel and resistance, which come together for a particularly exquisite end result.
Oak is a robust, durable, fine-quality wood, with excellent shock resistance, standing up well to variations in temperature. Oak elements may boast soft, graceful lines or come in simple geometric shapes. The lighter nuances in the wood make it suitably for varnishing in a large variety of colours.
Majolica is of Spanish origin, and takes its name from the city of Majorca. It is made by mixing clay and calcium carbonate, and is a type of porous-body ceramics with a matt glass covering (enamel). A resistant, practical product whose minor flaws make each piece distinctive and unique.
Familiar in the Far East even in ancient times, porcelain was much sought after and considered a precious material. This particularly fine type of ceramics is obtained from three natural materials - kaolin, feldspar and quartz – which are fired at high temperatures to create a durable, resistant product, with a cloudily transparent appearance that becomes translucent if very thin, bright and pleasing to the touch. Porcelain is an excellent electric insulator and all its properties remain unaltered over time