Blog/Active Ingredients: Lava Stone Designs

Large section of Sicilian Basalt extracted from Mount Etna.

‘De Natura Fossilium’ is an investigation into the culture of lava in the Mount Etna and Stromboli regions of Sicily, the last active volcanoes in Europe.

 

This season, we’re working from the ground up, exploring unusual lava stone inspired creations for very modern monochromatic schemes.

Big Pillar lava stone side table with brass detail from Formafantasma.
Big Pillar, price upon request, Formafantasma. Photography (including main) by Luisa Zanzani.
5 of the best interior designs made from lava stone.
Left to right: Gesso pendant lamp in Anthracite and white, £235, The Conran ShopClessidra Hourglass by Mario Botta, £1,008, Riva 1920Crockery Black Basalt by Max Lamb for 1882 Ltd, from £35, 1882 Ltd; Lava tray, €74, Muubs; The Curve bench by Brodie Neill in Vulcano Cedar, £3,024, Riva 1920

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