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.
Maya’s Veil separates us from the essence of knowledge. Tearing it away is the objective of man. Perhaps this is why the Umbrian terracotta artisans, hundreds of years ago, used glazing so assiduously: perhaps they wanted to hide the true essence of terracotta, or its intimate knowledge. We decided to veil the white: we conceal everything, to reveal everything
Nothing is born from diamonds. Flowers are born from manure.
From the cold anonymity of the hexagonal cement tiles of public buildings, an ambiance of soft warmth is born. It is the essence of terracotta united with the shape of the hexagon. It combines perfectly with the triangle, with either a combination of tone on tone or an arrangement of contrasting colors.
The incorruptible power of the number three. The metaphysical perfection of the trinity. Equilibrium. But what is perfect and predictable is boring. That’s why it is through experimentation that the triangle unlocks its multifaceted soul: alongside a hexagon, it creates infinite nuances, contrasts, and mystical combinations. Decorate a surface with your soul.