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.
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
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.
It is in the memory of each of us the briefcase full of colored sticks to make up to explore different dimensions. It was the game of the ruler and the exercises of the first knowledge that ventured into the art of measurement.
We also played, composed and decomposed various dimensions until we realized one of our own, a ruler with unconventional measurements, rebellious to standards but with a harmony in which our principles of creativity converge.