Form & Function
Format and sizes
Volvic lava stone is shaped and finished to the size and thickness required using CNC technology enabling highly creative designs and fluid shapes to be achieved.
The stones strength and stability also enables the creation of ‘massive’ formats to be achieved which are honed out from monolithic blocks of solid stone to form large signature pieces, for example vanity and sink basins.
When designing your project it is important to keep in mind the size to weight ratio of this uniquely dense material. See the table below for details.
Edge profiles are cut by CNC and then finished by hand. During the firing cycle, the enamel becomes semi-liquid and the surface tension changes the thickness of the glaze near the edges. The resultant lighter and darker variations at the edges on the more translucent colours is one of the signature characteristics of glazed lava.
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