The Story behind Majolica
Luxury hotel cosmetics that combine the artistic touch of the Italian Renaissance
This technique originated in the Middle East in the 9th century. By the 13th century majolica ware was imported into Italy through the Isle of Majorca, headquarter of the trade between Spain and Italy. The Italians first called it Maiolica, erroneously thinking it was made in Majorca. They were fascinated by this new way of making ceramics and soon started to copy the process, adapting it by their own creativity and traditions.
The rise of Italian Majolica in Europe was fast and reached its peak of artistic quality throughout central Italy during the Renaissance – in the late15th and early 16th centuries. In the 19th century, Artisans from Italy and also Spain and Portugal updated these beautiful tiles to a more contemporary style, which can still be seen in many palaces today.