The Cretto bowls pay homage to the three-dimensional and textural effects of the works of Alberto Burri. Designed by Simona Cremascoli and made in a little artisan workshop in the heart of Umbria, they explore the expressive power of stoneware.
The ceramic body is shaped manually at the potter’s wheel and then encased in slip, a clay cover that gives the object an alluring and organic appearance. The colours of the Cretto bowls, applied in stages, consist of ochre, brick red and brown on a grey base. They come in three sizes and two different, simple shapes: a half sphere and a quarter sphere. The Poltrona Frau logo is created by hand using an ink pad.
Materials & Finishes
Handmade in Stoneware ceramic material using a lathe. After creating the shape, the engobe is made, or a coating made out of clay that covers the ceramic body, giving the product the selected light grey colour. The powder colouring used for the grey colour are made industrially to guarantee stability over time. Later spraying with different colours creates surprising hues and characterises the inside of the bowls. The Poltrona Frau logo is stamped on the underside of the bowl.
Small: Ø 26 x H 7 cm
Medium: Ø 28 x H 14 cm
Large: Ø 33 x H 9 cm
Not all Poltrona Frau products are available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London based showroom where we have a large Poltrona Frau studio on display. For more information, or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise, please call 020 8421 1779 or use our handy live chat feature to speak with a design expert immediately.
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