Majolica ceramics – we travel through history
What are the opportunities for your interior design the majolica?The history of ceramics began in the ancient East. The thread that connects them to the present day, runs through many eras and runs mainly through the Mediterranean countries. The architectural history of Spain, Portugal and Italy are strongly influenced by the mosaic in General. She had a strong influence on the remaining European countries, where you get to feel this the most in Holland.
The amazing majolica ceramics
Masterful hand job
Today we speak of a special sort, which is heavily used in the aforementioned countries. We will give you the majolica ceramic our attention.
The influence of the OrientWe write today mainly from the European development of the mosaic. It should be clarified in advance that the mosaic is come to us from the Arabs. Not someone else, but they are the inventors of the mosaics.The first ceramic tiles, invented by the Arabs carried the name “Zellige”. In Spain and Portugal, where they came out, they were called “Azulejos”. You can find this name in the two languages, if pronounced differently of course.Ceramic tiles have been here not only included, but they were also developed. They got new shapes and colors.The majolica technique developed in Italy in the 16th century. The majolica ceramic is characterized by its galvanized surface. Also decorating with intricate designs was for them, typically including extensive mythological narratives.
Gentle gradients and wafer-thin glaze
The special type of majolica tiles originated in Italy, while the Italians attempted to develop the Aluejo tiles. They are characterized by a glaze surface with colorful ornaments. They escape from the rules established by then in a sense and look as if they have been applied with particular ease.And the name majolica? The tiles came after Italy and Spain about Mallorca. For this time, the Italians believed that ceramic tiles are created there. The term majolica just refers to that name.
Expressive colours and patterns
Elaboration of the majolica tilesCeramic tiles red clay has been used for the elaboration of the majolica. After they have been burned once the tiles were covered with glaze. While this is still unedited, the drawings were applied on it. This work requires enormous skill and accuracy. The colour mixes instantly with the raw glaze. This means that there are not to make errors.After applying the paintings, majolica are twice fired tiles and hardened. While color and glaze weld himself. The majolica tiles have a rough textured surface. Yet these gleaming. It has also a specific mirror effect that can be seen from all angles.
An Italian exhibit in 1890
As a result of the aforementioned processing, each majolica tile shows a very own character. This is their high value, but also the great challenge, to work with them.In the modern design, the monochrome variants of majolica tiles are preferred. For the elaboration of this current variations, color and glaze evenly on the surface are distributed. The finished tiles have a texture with a unique relief.
Ceramic ware with majolica designs
A noticeable attention to detail
Ornately tiled floor
A tasteful reflection for the modern interior design
fine and organic Verschnörkelungen
Fresh color combinations
For a vibrating floor