Founded in Faenza, Italy in 1987, FOS is a manufacturer of unique, handcrafted porcelain design objects. The city of Faenza is one of Italy’s great ceramic centers, its artisans having produced faience and majolica pottery since the 13th century.
The name FOS is an acronym, which stands for Form Object Surface. At the FOS factory, raw porcelain is thrown then fired at a very high 1,260° C for maximum hardness and mechanical resistance. Products are finished with non-toxic glazes that are created in house, plus hand-applied gold, silver or platinum details. The resulting pieces, though highly contemporary, draw upon the ancient traditions of Italian ceramic art.
2017 sees the 30th anniversary of this unique ceramic brand, which continues to evolve and surprise. FOS offers a number of current lines, including Anthozoa, inspired by aquatic lifeforms, Erosum, inspired by landforms, and In Alto I Cuori, a romantic series based on anatomical hearts.