Made a Mano
by Faye Toogood
A series of lava stone tiles called Magma has been produced by Made a Mano, designed in collaboration with Faye Toogood in London.
The solid lava stone, extracted from Sicily’s Mount Etna, is covered with a glaze consisting of 10 different colours and a thick layer of glass powder. The colour has fused with the natural metals in the stone to lend an expression of raw but reworked lava. “Lava stone is the most durable natural stone in the world, and though it’s well known, it has yet to be discovered by architects and interior designers”, says NanaKi Bonfires, creative director at Made a Mano. “It creates a unique pattern and becomes an artwork.”