The manufacturing process of monochromatic Scagliola begins with the molding of the original design on the worksurface in black plaster (“scagliola nera”).
Incisions and carvings create gaps that are filled with gypsum, glue, and water. As soon as plaster is dry, the surface is carefully polished.
The process continues with carving until the desired design is complete. The engraving occurs through a carving tool (“bulino”) which requires very expert hands in order to create a tri-dimensional design.
After the surfaced has been engraved, a layer of black plaster is applied to to fill the thin lines.
After a final drying phase, the final product is polished until the surface is flat and shiny.
At this stage, the part is ready to be buffed for the final finish. Protective oils or beeswax are often used to provide a unique silky and soft effect.