History

In a corner of the Venetian countryside, with an enchanting hilly skyline and babbling mountain brooks, there is a town, Borso del Grappa, which echoes the name of its highest and most noble mountaintop, where Bosa, the ceramic industry renowned around the world, chose to settle many years ago. It is no coincidence that the piedmont area of the Veneto region has merged Bassano’s great ceramic tradition with Venice’s spirit of cosmopolitan culture and Asolo’s pioneering attention to innovation. 

In 1976 Italo Bosa began his own ceramic production, applying the ancient techniques for making objects entirely by hand, enhanced by a rich palette of colours, decorated with precious metals such as gold, platinum and copper, and enameled in the exclusive shades of colour created by the company. These precision techniques remain the foundation for Bosa’s production and ensure that Bosa’s objects remain unique, recognizable and of the finest quality. 

The ceramic objects and accessories created by maison Bosa not only express the full range of its crafting expertise, but express its ceaseless experimentation with the potential of ceramic, with the aim of transforming formal and functional conventions into new interpretations, new functions and fantastic worlds, a mission that Bosa has passed on to his daughters Francesca and Daniela, to his wife and to everyone who works with him. 

What distinguishes Bosa, and makes it a leader in the field of designer ceramics in Italy and around the world, is its decision to make research and innovation the strong points of the company, thereby creating the know-how required to develop projects that seemed impossible because of the difficulty involved in making oversize objects and moulds, which highlight the special joy the founder takes in sharing the design processes with his mostly young and European designers, who experiment with new languages, and have helped to establish an upscale market position for the Bosa brand.

From the initial collaboration with Marco Zanuso Jr., and the consolidated relationship with the Palomba-Serafini firm, Bosa has developed friendly professional relationships with Satyendra Pakhalé, Patricia Urquiola, Marco Morosini, Manolo Bossi, Gualtiero Sacchi, Sam Baron, Luca Nichetto and a particular understanding with Jaime Hayon, who has invented so many exuberant worlds. Equally important are its collaborations with leading manufacturers such as Minotti, Moroso, B&B Italia, Baccarat and its custom-designed contract work for Ferrari, Escada, DeBeers and many others. 

Bosa is currently marketed in over 50 nations around the world, not only thanks to its reputation, brand image and product identity, but also thanks to the implementation of a specific marketing strategy that positions the company in various market niches with an ample range of products. This capillary distribution also benefits from the significant presence of art design pieces in the most prestigious international museums, in thematic exhibitions, temporary shows and bookshops, which ensure the company constant and valuable visibility.

The workings

Casting and retouching

All the objects in the Bosa collection are made entirely by hand using the ancient techniques of ceramic making. The moulds are made out of plaster to allow scrupulous formal control over the project. Once it is removed from the mould, the piece must be cleaned and finished by hand, attending to the smallest of details, and once it is dry it can be fired in the kiln.

Firing

When the piece has dried, it will be put in the kiln for the first time and biscuit-fired. It will then be fired several more times to vitrify the glaze and to retouch the imperfections, until the product has achieved the highest possible quality. The objects decorated with gold, platinum or copper, are glaze-fired again after vitrification to fuse the precious metal into the glaze.

Glazing

The glazes that make it possible to vitrify the object, are mixed and composed in our own workshop, so that Bosa’s colour range is exclusive to the company. After the initial firing, each piece is immersed into the tubs containing the liquid glaze; any excess drops or imperfections are later removed. The base of the object is not glazed, to prevent it from fusing to the plates of the kiln.

Decorations

The decorations are hand-painted by master artists with great precision and experience. Noble and precious metals such as gold, platinum, copper and their ranges, applied with a brush, fuse into the glaze during the firing process, brought to a temperature of 720° to guarantee the authenticity of the materials and its durability over time.

Colours

All the products in the catalogue may be ordered in the hues shown in the colour sheet, though the exact tone of the glaze must be verified against the ceramic colour samples. In different objects, the same hue may show slight differences in the intensity of the colour, caused generally by the different shapes and volumes, or due to minimum variations in firing temperature. These distinct characteristics contribute to making each piece unique.

  • 25 verde acqua lucido
  • 23 turchese lucido
  • 49 blu pavone lucido
  • 29 ametista lucido
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    48 violetto lucido

    48 violetto lucido
  • 70 argilla opaco
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    58 ciclamino lucido

    58 ciclamino lucido
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    37 rosa coco lucido

    37 rosa coco lucido
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    50 rosa vintage ruvido

    50 rosa vintage ruvido
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    75 verde menta lucido

    75 verde menta lucido
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    77 verde fieno lucido

    77 verde fieno lucido
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    07 giallo scuro lucido

    07 giallo scuro lucido
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    73 cachi lucido

    73 cachi lucido
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    74 rosso acceso lucido

    74 rosso acceso lucido
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    46 rubino lucido

    46 rubino lucido
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    56 caramello lucido

    56 caramello lucido
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    06 caffè lucido

    06 caffè lucido
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    30 grigio caldo lucido

    30 grigio caldo lucido
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    93 orzo lucido

    93 orzo lucido
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    61 grigio lilla lucido

    61 grigio lilla lucido

Contact

Headquarters

Via Molini, 44 - 31030 Borso del Grappa TREVISO - IT

P.IVA IT 03935610265 | Cap. Soc. € 95.000,00 iv Cod.Mecc TV051391 | REA 309893
Tel +39 0423 561483 / Fax +39 0423 542200

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