Rustic yet chic, the Vietri Lastra Aqua Dinnerware Collection features an undeniably attractive combination of color, shape and form. The pieces in the collection are made using an overlapping wooden mold that is similar to the type used to form Parmesan and other specialty Italian cheeses. They have straight lines and a deceptively simple appearance. Once formed and hardened, the dinnerware is given a light aqua coating and a dusting of brown at the edges to mimmic the traditional method of using ash to preserve artisanal cheeses. The plates, bowls, cups and serving pieces are hand-formed in Tuscany using Italian stoneware. They are microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe and are highly resistant to chipping. Despite their non-traditional and somewhat irregular shapes, the Lastra Aqua Dinnerware Collection looks clean and sophisticated on any table.