Panarea is a service table made entirely of polished glazed ceramic. Available finishes: Terracotta, Verde smeraldo, Acquamarina, Oliva.
The technique used to make the “Panarea” artifact is called “colaggio”. The name is derived from the act of pouring liquid clay inside a mold, which in technical terms is called “slip”. The making of plaster molds is entrusted to master craftsmen who can make modular elements, which create a hollow form, inside which the slip is poured. The plaster has absorbent properties, so it dries the slip to a solid clay-like state, but only when the item has reached “leather hardness” can it be taken out of the mold. At this point the piece is ready for the first firing at 1080° in 24 hours, from this process we obtain the “biscuit”. The biscuit has a white appearance and absorption rate, here we can apply the glaze with hand airbrushes. Once enameled, we go back into firing for 24 hours 980°; The handmade enameling and this type of firing, give each piece a unique and handcrafted look, enhancing the ever changing shades in each element.
A white earth is used to make Panarea, mixed with 30% Chamotte, which increases strength in large pieces. Chamotte is obtained by recycling already fired ceramic pieces, which for a variety of reasons (such as second choices, accidental breakage of pieces, breakage during firing) would be waste to be thrown away. Another important note is the drying of the piece, which is forced only with sunlight or by using waste heat during firing stages; this reduces the consumption of electricity or gas. For our production processes, no solvents are used, but all are conveyed with water, the latter being part of the production processes thanks to a purifier. The company is committed to safeguarding the environment by signing contracts to supply energy from renewable sources.