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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