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OTTAGONO – Serving Plate


Artisan: Le Pietre

 Processing area: Monleone di Cicagna – Val Fontanabuona, Liguria, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A peculiar octagonal serving plate made of slate from Val Fontanabuona decorated with a subtle spiral at the centre.

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SKU: 0006-SPLA-PIET-032-01. Category: . Tag: .

Product Description

Already the shape of this serving plate makes it special. Instead of a conventional round shape, in fact, OTTAGONO has eight sides due to its antique origins. Inspired by the best traditions of slate artisans of Genoa region, this plate perfectly represents Piatto d’Ardesia Genovesato, i.e. a typical Slate Genovese Plate.

This wonderful piece develops the added value of such a metamorphic natural material like slate, but not only. It also features a pure design, with geometric spiral lines traced over the dark matte surface, pleasing to the eye and the touch. Its attractive charcoal colour looks unique and stylish. Rich and elegant, the natural raw stone finish blends impeccably with today’s materials and colours. This dark matte serving plate will work perfectly with any of your fragile-look porcelain or glass tableware sets, as well as steel cutlery, thus creating a stunning high contrast effect.

The craftsmen of the valley Fontanabuona, a lovely area situated in the province of Genoa and famous for its rich slate quarries, can boast of the region’s long traditions in extraction and processing of this valuable material. Their skilful hands perform any kind of working with precision, care and real craftsmanship quality, creating delightful pieces of tableware and home décor from this famous black stone of Liguria.

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Original slate from Val Fontanabuona, Liguria, Italy

Finish “a spacco” (by splits): a raw stone surface with small irregularities.

Each plate carries a natural print of the stone piece it is made of. This natural motif makes each of them unique and original. Therefore, little differences among pieces in shape, surface or colour may occur due to manual processing and properties of the natural material used, and these are not contestable.



W 32 x L 32, th. 0.5 cm

The dimensions are given as estimated because each piece is entirely handcrafted and unique, so small differences that result from traditional craftsmanship techniques are not contestable.


Other information

Serving plate

Care instructions: The dark matte appearance and the raw surface of this piece naturally hide fingerprints, smudges and dirt, so it's easy to maintain. It's also a breeze to clean using a clean soft cloth, warm water and a mild household detergent.