Lava stone is glazed and fired in the fabrication of Pyrolave countertops. The outcome is a very hard, resistant finish that can even be used in laboratories. The material can also be used outdoors, as it also holds up to freeze/thaw and heavy impacts. I've been told that Pyrolave is used in all Paris Metro signs. Although it is durable, it also has a very soft, natural appearance that offers relief from our highly industrialized built environment. -regina
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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