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Craquelé: a distinctive note of glazed lava stone

Why craquelé?

Craquelé, or craquelure, is a french definition acquired from history of art, to point out the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of ancient paintings.
On lava stone glazed surfaces, being a simply a physical consequence of glazing process, craquelé is an aesthetic value of enameled lava stone products and tiles.
Craquelé intensity is variable, as it is a natural consequence of high temperatures stone glazing with crystalline colors.
This is distinctive and so much appreciated by lava stone lovers.

craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
glazed lava stone countertop
craquele effect on ancient white

comparing 3 neutral enamels, we can appreciate how craquelé can change from one to another:

lava stone surface crazing change each time...
lava stone surface crazing change each time…

light, smooth, and yet visible is craquelé on this lava stone lamp:

lime yellow lamp
lime yellow lamp
glazed lava stone table
glazed lava stone table

 

and, finally, you can notice the crazying on our Vietri traditional table tops:

craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
traditional Vietri tables
traditional Vietri table

Lava stone table top

Lava stone works well with wall cladding, wooden furniture, glass, metal frames, proving to be a creative and resourceful element in tables design projects.
Kitchen table can be part of a full lava stone kitchen project design consisting of lava stone countertops and sinks; or, on the contrary, lava stone kitchen table can match with different kitchen materials, as in the example:

natural gray lava stone table
natural gray lava stone table

Glazed lava stone table can be the key element in living room designs as well as for the outdoor scene, such as terraces or home gardens.

The lava stone top is in line with new home living trends: it can be frameless or fit into iron, wood, or rattan frames, with full versatility in playing with the home design project.

twin lava stone tables, glazed with marsala and argilla enamels
twin lava stone tables, glazed with marsala and argilla enamels
round glazed blu lava stone table
round glazed blu lava stone table
outdoor lava stone table
outdoor lava stone table

This can also be perfect for crowded places, as enameling is wear-resistant: a perfect choice for restaurant and hotel design, where lava stone tabletop will add admirable long-lasting accents:

restaurant outdoor lava stone tables
restaurant outdoor lava stone tables
outdoor lava stone tables with wooden frames
outdoor lava stone tables with wooden frames

 

Our made to measure lava stone kitchen

The lava stone countertop, once cut, is the custom product par excellence: the client can choose shape, sizes, and colors of the kitchen worktop in accordance with their design project.

White lava stone kitchen cut up to measure: glazed countertops, sinks, and grey cabinets.
White lava stone countertops and gray wood cabinets.
White glazed kitchen in the pictures is part of a NY West Central Park luxury residential Project. Design by Bis Bis, The Un-Gyve Limited Group.

DURABILITY

Besides offering enormous potential for creative and custom design, glazing is essential for improving the durability of the countertop surface.
Indeed, due to the refractory nature of lava stone, the glazing and firing process makes the kitchen top resistant to water, chemical agents and to wear.

UPSIZE

A lava stone countertop can measure up to 3 meters, making it a center stage element and lending individuality to the entire kitchen design.

Lava stone’s versatility allows the client to use the stone in perfect harmony with other kitchen equipment.

COUNTERTOP EDGES

We offer a number of different countertop edge profile finishes.
This smallest of changes in detail makes the stone look very different, and can be the starting point for your countertop custom design.

KITCHEN SINK: COUNTER MOUNTING OR FREE STANDING?

cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink

As a key element in a custom design kitchen project, lava stone sink is made on client custom design: carved from individual blocks of lava, glazed and installed as free standing or counter mounting, designed to fit client need, taking care of installation to the final on-site details:

cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
cut up to measure free standing lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink
counter mounting lava stone sink

Note the choice of a traditional white enamel with craquelé effect – a timeless classic.

white enamel with craquele effect
white enamel with craquele effect.
Lava stone countertop, cut to size kitchen
White lava stone countertops and gray cabinets.

COUNTERTOP COLOR AND GLAZING EFFECTS

Once cut the stone countertop can be glazed with custom colors and effects chosen from our color palette

enamels for worktop glazing

Lamp #01

Glazed Lamp

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Pure White
h. 15cm
diameter 11cm
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Available in all the range of finishes and colors  on catalogue.

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lamp

Lava stone lamp, white glazing; this is a minimalist lighting design idea: natural stone product, absolute white enamel with craquelé effect, cylindrical shape.

Kitchen sink #01

 

Countertop & counter mounting kitchen sink

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Milk

Glazed lava stone kitchen worktop with lava stone sink

Available in all the range of finishes and glazing on catalogue.
 

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Glazed lava stone kitchen worktop, white enamel

Kitchen worktop in glazed lava stone, cut to measure,  and counter mounting lava stone sink,final glazing with white milk tint.

Thanks to the refractory nature of lava stone, the slab is glazed by placing it in a high temperature oven.
This technique makes the kitchen top both resistant to water and to wear.

The client can choose shape, sizes and colors of the kitchen worktop in accordance with their design project. Lava stone’s versatility allows the client to use the stone in perfect harmony with other kitchen equipment.

Kitchen in the pictures is part of a NY West Central Park luxury residential Project. Design by Bis Bis, The Un-Gyve Limited Group.

kitchen sink #02

 

Free standing kitchen sink

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Pure White






Available in all the range of finishes and glazing on catalogue.
 

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craquele

This kitchen sink is carved from individual blocks of lava, then glazed in white  enamel and free-standing mounting.

Kitchen in the pictures is part of a NY West Central Park luxury residential Project. Design by Bis Bis, The Un-Gyve Limited Group.

Basin #05

 

Glazed Round Basin

Collection: Glazed Lava Stone
Finish: Aqua
Size  Ø45 h 25 cm
Weight 40 kg





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Forged from a monolithic block of lava, and fired at a temperature of 960° for glazing process, the vessel sink  is projected in order to sit on top of a bathroom vanity: top vanity and outside surface are finished with brown natural lava stone, while inner side is glazed with blue steel enamel.