The home is a symbol of family, serenity, intimacy, tradition, warmth, and togetherness. Sometimes just a simple object, an aroma, a color or a material are enough to bring us back to the ethereal dimension, beyond space and time, which we call home.
This is the magical power of terracotta, used as a flooring material for more than 4000 years.
In Italy, where the Etruscans exalted the characteristics of this material thanks to the peculiarities of the territory, terracotta found its ultimate expression in Umbria. Here it has been used for hundreds of years to make pottery for wine and oil, imbued with the tastes and aromas of the Umbrian hills and landscapes.
Less is more: reduce oxygen while firing the terracotta, let the carbon particles of the smoke penetrate the body of the objects being fired, and get the black bucchero, an ancient Etruscan opacity illuminated by subtle hints of silver. This can only be done through a process of oxygen reduction. Adding is not always necessary for improvement.
What we live remains within us. It is our life. Our life becomes our experience. Experience leads to wisdom. Wisdom leads to serenity. “Aged” is not worn, shabby, old, broken. “Aged” is knowledge and memory.
Remember to create new memory. This is the power of the plank, whose ancestral intimacy is reminiscent of the brick, yet it is not. It deceives the mind, fascinates the gaze and shakes the soul. The plank liberates the most irrepressible fantasies, it is a hymn to freedom of expression. Get creative. The plank liberates the most irrepressible fantasies, it is a hymn to freedom of expression. Get creative.