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
04Patterns and finishing
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.
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