Volcanic Rock: Enduring Beauty
The Seasonal Living Etna Collection is created from naturally occurring volcanic rock. We also use a product for table tops that relies on a technology that accelerates the metamorphosis of natural raw materials into an ultracompact surface.
Lave stone that has cooled into volcanic rock forms the basis of our Etna products. Mount Etna, located on the island of Sicily in Italy, is the highest and most active volcano in Europe. It has been growing for 500,000 years and is in the midst of a series of eruptions that began in 2001, which have yielded voluminous lava flows. The resulting stone surfaces are completely heat, snow, ice, dust, and water resistant, requiring no furniture covers.
Dekton® surfaces are created from a sophisticated blend of raw materials—glass, quartz, and porcelain clays—that are placed under high heat and pressure. The process is known as Sinterized Particle Technology, and it accelerates the kinds of metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years. The resulting Dekton material provides high dimensional stability in a thin, ultracompact surface. Ultra-durable, Dekton resists hydrolysis, fading, high temperatures, freezing and thawing, stains, scratches, and abrasions.
Etna lave stone table tops are cut from slabs of volcanic rock in Calabria and hand-glazed using ceramic glazes. Skilled artisans apply custom-created glazes prior to firing. Pieces are fired in high-temperature kilns over several days before artists complete the finishing touches.
Stone can return to the earth
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