Discover our experiments, our search for materials, and our rediscovery of ancient techniques
Unique pieces in ceramic - the perfect material for the creative flair of Nino Basso, who reflects the emotion of what surrounds him through suggestive unique shapes.
He models completely by hand and without the aid of moulds or mechanical equipments. Using the ancient "colombino" technique, he skilfully combines enamel and graffito embellishments, reflective oxides and matt surfaces, smooth and relief textures.
Ancient traditional procedures that meet contemporary artistic expressions, a thread of continuity that links the ancient to the present day.
In the beginning tea, objects and gestures were used in the tea ritual.
It was never casual, but careful to respect the rigors and symbols of a discipline of life: Zen .
Thus in 17th century Japan, the philosophy snd aesthetics of Raku pottery was born.
Even today Raku is one of the most fascinating methods of making ceramics.
Taking the classic traditional Japanese process and innovating it with surprising creative and stylistic contribution, our collection of Sculpture vases - Unique pieces research and interest in modern design combined with texture, enamel, engraving, smoothness, and relief.
In the search for new ceramic techniques, paperclay has widened the horizon of creativity to new expressive possibilities.
Paperclay is a processing technique made of clay - we use Limoges Porcelain - and a small percentage of cellulose fibers also docile to processing, light and resistant after firing.
The particular shade of white, the texture that accentuates the contrast between purity and roughness, the unknown reaction to fire that freely adds deep or barely accentuated handles, are the components that bind the vases of our collection of unique pieces: Paesaggio sotto la luna - Landscape under the moon .
What makes an object covered in galuchat leather so special is the refinement of its opalescent surface composed of a myriad of granules that look like beads.
Galuchat come from the name of the French casing maker Monsieur Galluchat, who in the 18th century, lusting after luxury and solemnity, invented a very complex technique for the processing of this fascinating leather that collects very different species of fish such as Dasyatis Sephen breed, the dogfish, the Requine de Chine etc.
Coloured in shades of white, brown, green, blue, pink, and grey, the galuchat was combined with gold, silver, diamonds, to cover small accessories such as watches, perfume bottles, trousseaus for drawing and travel, scientific instruments.
It reached the peak of its splendour between 1920 and 1940, perfect for furnishing furniture and art objects in Art Decò style, combined with precious essences of palm, macassar ebony, rosewood, mother-of-pearl, ivory and semi-precious stones.
There are no manuals on galuchat processing methods. After patient research and tests in the 90s we at Design Center 1991 recovered many secrets of working this fascinating leather that decorates our line of exclusive Galucharme accessories.
Today, also fashion and design exalt once again with genius and virtuosity the deciorative resources of this material, which remain unchallenged, the strangest, most ignored and mysterious.
Ornamental technique that has fascinated and impressed man for thousands of years.
The heart of its aesthetic originality and its specific expressive power is the mosaic tessera with its colours, shape, size, cut and irregular setting: from the ancient splendour of Romans floors to the Byzantine figurative mosaics, up to the contaminations in our century that have made it the ideal vehicle to develop eccentric ideas of recent architectural design and collections of contemporary objects.
In our modern mosaic creations, materials and style blend into unique works and small series conceived as "unicum", specially created forms enclose a mosaic emblem - pure, bright, contrasting colours, loaded with shadows and lights, in a play of voids and solids, far from being a mere mechanical execution deeply affect the expressive nature of the work.
The shells of the Nautiloids and Goniatities of Sahara, bring back forms of life that existed millions of years ago and have been preserved
Their astonishing natural forms and alluring chromatic effects render each article in our Fossiline collection both unique and unrepeatable.
Fossiline is our precious and exclusive collection of desk and furnishing accessories that combines modern design with the historical particularity of the materials.
Accessories made with scrupulous stylistic research to keep these testimonies of thousands of years ago intact in shape and natural colours. The bookends with Manticoceras, the shells of the Goniatites family of the Sahara - 350 million years old;
The Nautilo clock with the rock scattered with Orthoceras shells of the Nautiloids family - 360 milion years old, and again the Ammonites of Morocco, and the Pleuroceras shells with Germanic rocks,...
Warm golden colours such as elm root and olive elm, more burnished such as vavona and madrona roots, thuja, macassar walnut, cocobolo and mahogany - or even brillant ones such as bois de rose, or heather root (sometimes combined with ebony) ,
all of which are precious woods that enhance with the brighness of the veins and the handcrafted workmanship of solid trunks,the design and value of our exclusive collection Essenze: timeless elegant desk accessories.
From the sophisticated and ancient lacquering technique to the modern reinterpretation, to the search for more and more extraordinary and fascinating results.
Shapes with an essential and minimalist design, smooth lacquered surfaces or geometrical relief, bright and bright colours synthetize the style of our exclusive Le Lacche collection.
Clocks and desk accessories in a palette of varied and mottled colours, from ruby red, to jade green, golden havana, black, coral, nickel-gold contrasts and more.
The collection is further enhanced by the variants "Incontri d'argento 1" and "Incontri d'argento 2" with silver details.