Made in Italy

Home Accessories

Made in Italy

Table Lamps

Made in Italy

Furniture

Made in Italy

Bathroom

Made in Italy

Tableware

Made in Italy

Hand-painted Tiles

Authentic. Handmade. Italian.

Sofia Italian Furnishings is a small family-business working in close contact with few selected independent Italian artisans particularly focused on quality, tradition, and sustainability.

Our purpose is to promote objects entirely made by hand with patience and careful attention to detail which can reveal the way they are created.

Italy boasts a rich and long tradition in pottery making and all our products are designed and crafted in small batch workshops where methods and techniques are passed on through generations.

All our pieces are rigorously hand painted on glazed ceramic so that each one is truly one-of-a-kind.

Browsing our website you will notice how the products of our collection feature an inherent individuality, as if they had a soul.

Last but not least, due to their handmade nature, our products require less natural resources and less energy so that their carbon footprint is minimal.

STYLISH. FUNCTIONAL. DURABLE. 

The products of our range are crafted to add a touch of sophistication and charm to your home, but at the same time they are practical and made to last.

The beauty and distinctiveness of our home accessories set them apart from the mass-produced items that nowadays flood the market and give you the chance to complement your living space with style and elegance.

All our pieces feature a brilliant combination between a delightful decoration and delicate design. They will certainly bring colour and harmony wherever you decide to display them.

You will find that our ceramic accessories are not only crafted to be aesthetically pleasing, but they are also meant to respond to real needs.

Thanks to the extraordinary experience, quality of the craftsmanship, and use of premium raw materials, you will be able to appreciate the items of our collection for many years to come.

We live in a time when the majority of the products are manufactured at a large scale, quickly discarded and replaced creating mountains of waste. Handmade products for sure represent a more sustainable alternative.

LAVA STONE: NATURAL, TOUGH, BEAUTIFUL.

Browse our website to discover the tables and vanity units featuring lava stone tops.

Lava stone is an exceptional material, virtually indestructible, and water, chemical, and stain resistant.

Also, incredibly easy to clean.

The tops are carved directly from slabs of volcanic rock thoroughly selected and refined from impurities. They are fired twice to achieve a strong and long-lasting bond between the stone and the glaze.

The result is a stunning surface with a hand-painted decoration meant to last more than a lifetime.

Volcanic stone is both frost and heat resistant therefore ideal for indoor or outdoor use with no impact on the finish whatsoever.

Every table or bathroom top is a wonderful combination between traditional craftsmanship and functional décor.

BESPOKE SOLUTIONS.

Do you like one of our table lamps, dinner sets, or planters but in a different colour or pattern?

Is the size of one of our tables not suitable for your needs?

The vanity unit you like does not fit with the colour scheme of your bathroom?

Since all our products are crafted one by one, we can give you a wide range of possibilities when it comes to tailor made solutions.

We work with artisans running small businesses. Our creations are made by real people and not production lines, so we can be very flexible.

In case, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you find what you are looking for.

Just browse through our collection to choose from several hand painted decorations, shapes, and sizes.

The process.

The true value of our products it is in the quality of the raw materials on one hand, and on the other hand it resides in the way they are designed and crafted.

Each piece is the result of a long and delicate series of steps which require passion, patience, and skills.

The process, which has not changed much over the centuries, starts with throwing a piece on potter’s wheel. Then, every piece is fired twice in a kiln at an extremely high temperature: the first one to obtain the bisque and the second one for the glazing.

Before the second firing each product is carefully painted by hand.

The number of variables which can affect this process are endless and every potter has its own method which is applied in his workshop and handed down from one generation to the next.

HISTORY.

Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions. The first signs of pottery making date back to thousands of years ago.

Made with simple elements like earth, water, and fire, over the centuries ceramics has seen the evolution of its use and function, going from objects merely created to contain water and food to extraordinary works of art.

Ceramics has been produced in many places all over the world, and Italy is certainly one of the most renowned.

In Italy, the art of making ceramics flourished thanks to the influence of Greek potters started in the 8th century BC, following the Greek colonization of the south of the country.

Then, Etruscan and Italic artisans continued a tradition which thrived between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance when the Italian pottery reached its artistic peak.

Ceramics is not just for basic functional ware, but it has been a form of artistic expression and a major way of life for centuries for many Italian people.