The production of the table begins with the careful selection of the stone, as not all pieces are equally suitable for the specific processing. The slabs of the volcanic rock are first cleaned of impurities. The stone is then heated to over 1000 degrees Celsius in an oven. A second firing process allows the brightest and most beautiful colors to be obtained. The table top is enamelled, painted by hand, crystallized and placed in the oven a second time.
Deruta is a small medieval town in Umbria that is known all over the world for its classic and modern ceramics. Their artistic tradition dates back to the Etruscan period and reached their artistic peak in the Renaissance. The Deruta Raffaellesco brand Dragon Design is a very special local style which was designed by Raphael. An example of this style can be seen in Raphael’s painting “San Michele kicks the dragon”.
The “Made in Italy” brand has been used since 1980 to show the international uniqueness of Italy in four traditional industries, also known as “Four As”: Abbigliamento (clothing), Agricoltura (food), Arredamento (furniture) and auto (cars.) Italian products are often associated with quality, high specialization, and elegance.