The Making Of The Ferm Living Flod Tables | beut blog

Crafted in Northern Italy using the finest clay from the River Po, the tiles made to create the Ferm Living Flod Tables have a rich tactility and have been made using only water, fire and skilled human hands. 

The Flod Table collection consists of a dining table, café table and a coffee table

The tiles used for the Flod Tables are made in a family-run factory in Gonzaga, Italy. The tiles are sourced from the floodplains of River Po, Italy’s longest river and the clay is driven to the factory where it is stored outside to dry naturally in the Italian sun. Eventually the raw clay is moved inside where water is added to make is malleable and smooth. 
Natural colouring is added to the clay while it is wet to create a marble-like pattern. The clay is casted by hand in a mould selected from one of hundreds of shapes that line the factory walls. Some of these are more than 100 years old and have been used to make church floor tiles. The newly shaped tiles are removed and placed on drying racks.
The tiles are now transported into the dark room. In here, it is almost impossible to see where the drying racks begin and end. The tiles are heated from the kiln, which will reach 1,000 degrees. They are then left to air dry before heading to the oven. 
Once dried, the surfaces of the tiles are polished by a large machine. A thin layer of dust is removed and the tiles are stacked in the kiln where they will be fired for four to five days. To ensure the Flod tables are suitable for outdoor environments as well, the tiles are covered in a layer of liquid wax. 

After being expertly crafted for one and half months, the completed tiles are carefully sent on their journey from Italy to Denmark. 

The Flod Tables feature warm materiality contrasted with sleek lines. The powder-coated steel frames display a clean expression. Perfect for hosting occasions for friends and family both indoors and outdoors with their aesthetic and durable nature. 

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