A collection of modular volcanic stone tiles characterised by three-dimensional design motifs that can be put together in various compositions. The idea for this design comes from the recollection of a small house-museum belonging to a majolica collector which was hidden in an eighteenth century building in the historical centre of Palermo. The ‘maioliche di pietra’ represent this idea: of what the Mediterranean symbolises, carved with skilled craftsmanship which sets apart Lithea’s production from other companies’. These are rectangular pieces, small low-relief designs whose three-dimensional, geometric surfaces reminiscent of the grooved trunks of the columns, of the dry, stone walls, of the blocks of the mines from which they are extracted, of the squared or diamond-shaped renaissance Bossage, of the chiaro-scuro and play of light which are typical of the baroque period.
18 different tiles 16x32x2 cm
Pietra Lavica located at the foot of Mount Etna, Crema Tunisi, Bianco Carrara