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Raimonds Cirulis is the creator of the MAFFAM workshop - the first and only workshop in the world where basalt fibers are tamed to transform them into furniture.
The creator
Every detail is important when you make a product with a soul. I never stop and try to find something new, unusual and beautiful in ordinary things. It takes many hours, days, or even years from the moment when it seems that you found something interesting until the moment when the idea becomes a final product, which will see the buyer.
Made from Volcano
Basaltic lava is very thick and flows slowly. When cooled rapidly, its cellular networks form astounding hexagonal columns. Basalt is a rock that can lie happily at unbearable temperatures as well in the cool depths of our oceans, where it comprises majority of the Earth’s crust.
Process of Creation
The unique weaving technique used in the creation of MAFFAM products is extremely demanding and there is currently no technology available that allows for an automated manufacturing of this type of furniture, meaning that each piece is hand made from beginning to end, thus allowing for the emotions of the weaver to become part of the design.



Basalt glass
It is designer’s Raimonds Cirulis invention how to create unique patterns into glass by using basalt fibers, applied within hot melt glassworks during glass blowing process.
Every article is unique and non-repeatable, even if you would like to so. It is impossible to predict which exact design patterns will appear. Indeed, it turns the glass works making process as real excitement, where just in seconds you have to make a decision about the final shape of the article design, until the glass is melted, by following the fibers flow within the glass.
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