Contemporary lines embrace a natural material with historical roots.
The project born from the passion and the folly of some young Italian guys. The PASSION about design and the interiors. The FOLLY of seeing beyond the material and its traditional design interpretation. Sometimes it doesn’t take much. You don’t need to scream to be noticed.
Different eyes. Wider views.
Fragmenti Cotto is a program of Cotto di Impruneta mosaic patterns with “arrotato” surface and tumbled edges.
The collection has its roots in the Impruneta area near Florence, in the valleys of the Ema and Greve rivers, rich in an unique clay called Galestro. It ‘s thanks to this particular clay that Cotto di Impruneta has its distinctive colour and superior technical performances.
The processing of the dried raw material with steel brushes, called “arrotatura”, cleans the material from extrusion marks and gives it the typical cotto brushed surface.
The mixture of EARTH and WATER, after being degassed , extruded and shaped loses its natural moisture thanks to a long AIR drying process which takes up to 42 hours. The FIRE and the 72 hours of firing with temperatures close to 1000 degrees forge the material and give it the character and the strength which make Cotto di Impruneta a reference of the Made in Tuscany and Made in Italy.
Narrating the close relationship between material and shape distinguishes Fragmenti’s research, a new project of contemporary decorative surface.