The earth, with its waters, forests and mountains, is extraordinarily beautiful in itself, in its simple and bare presence. Different from everyday artefacts, in which use and function are predominant, the earth is what it is, independently from what we are, what we do and what use we give to it.
Conceiving the terra kitchen i imagined an object, which, useful and functional, presents itself with the same strength as nature: solid, timeless and abstract. I expressed the immense value of the earth with a rigorous geometrical shape and natural materials - porphiry and cedar. Cooking on a porphiry worktop, which is twenty-eight million years old, makes me feel reverent and fortunate at the same time. - Claudio Silvestrin