01Signature bisque porcelain
03Cielo perforated bowl
04A bowl is dipped in glaze
05A 'cake' of porcelain mass is put through a machine that removes air
06Inside forms for shaping
07Machines allow for uniformity
08Some finished pieces
10Platinum-rimmed plates presented by an employee
Bisque porcelain takes more than 80 stages to create. First step: raw mass is stirred in vats, then made into cakes and squeezed to remove air.
After the forms have been spun, sponged and dried, a craftsperson paints on shellac before firing. This allows for the signature striped texture.
In the factory's next hall, a three-person team glazes, dusts, and stamps the pieces before they are fired again.
Patterns and finishing
The decorative and finishing processes are done by hand.
The perfect pencil case
Sharp minds require sharp pencils – and a good stationery collection. Our selection includes a Poppin highlighter that doesn’t smudge notes and a Kokuyo eraser from Japan that doesn’t rip the paper. And light travellers will like to carry the Itoya black ink pen in a burgundy leather case handmade by Florentine artisan Giuseppe Fanara.
- Wooden paperclips, em-holzprodukte.de
- Ruler, poppin.com
- Handmade leather case, ilbussettofirenze.com
- Recycled ballpoint pen, poppin.com
- Black ink pen, ito-ya.co.jp
- Highlighter, poppin.com
- Zebrano wood clutch pencil, em-holzprodukte.de
- Ruled notebook, poppin.com
- Kamoi masking tape, masking-tape.jp
- M+R brass sharpener, moebius-ruppert.com
- Eraser, laeufer-gutenberg.de
- Coccoina almond-scented glue, coccoina.it
- Regur 64 stapler, dr-gold.com
- Plastic eraser, kokuyo.co.jp
- Pill pins, poppin.com
- Lead pencil, koh-i-noor.cz, rsvp-berlin.de
- Lead pencil (black), koh-i-noor.cz, rsvp-berlin.de
- Golf 1100 pencil, rsvp-berlin.de