Italian Ceramics Inspire Brazen’s Mason60 Schizatto Drip Keyboards


How many keyboard manufacturers could you say offer computer peripherals featuring designs inspired by Italian artisans living along a whitewashed hill town bordering the Adriatic coast? We’d venture to say none, at least until the recent announcement from Brazen with the reveal of their Mason60 Schizatto line of polychromatic paint-splattered keyboard cases.

Jawbreaker candy style splattered multicolor paint mechanical keyboard on felt desk pad with monitor legs visible nearby.

Inspired during a trip to Grottaglie – a town located in the Apulia (Puglia) region of Southern Italy renown for their ceramic artisans – the design team at Brazen applied a similar handcrafted approach to a very small batch of polished gypsum resin composite keyboard cases, each featuring a distinct splattered ceramic glazing technique known as “schizzato.”

Detail of jawbreaker candy style splattered multicolor paint mechanical keyboard finish.

Bare bones jawbreaker candy style splattered multicolor paint mechanical keyboard shown without keycaps, printed circuit board and switches

Unlike the keyboard you’re likely typing from, these cases make their corresponding devices feel substantial, “heavy like marble,” and are lined with cork on their underside to dampen sound, vibration, and likely prevent scratches.

Pink and white resin case paint splattered keyboard near two paint splattered dishes, one with two lemons and a small mandarin citrus on it, the other with a single fork.

Note: these are keyboard cases, a BYOK affair, meaning you’ll still need to spec out some keycaps, a printed circuit board, and switches to complete the setup. But that degree of customization is what mechanical keyboard enthusiasts prefer.

Light blue and white resin case paint splattered keyboard on light gray felt desk pad. Rear side of keyboard case is shown.

Applied to plates, cups, and jars, the dripping style adds a pattern unique to each piece, an approach Brazen Workshop has adopted for a very limited series of engineered stone keyboard cases. Each is a one-off, but the company notes their openness to creating more if you’re particularly smitten with a design listed as sold out.

Yellow and white resin case paint splattered keyboard with bright green keycaps, on light gray felt desk pad.

Multicolor and white resin case paint splattered keyboard with white keycaps, on light gray felt desk pad.

Cork liner bottom of pink and white resin case paint splattered keyboard with dish nearby topped with lemon and small mandarin orange.

Priced between $160-$180 per case, Brazen recognizes these are aimed at mechanical keyboard enthusiasts, or schizzato glazing connoisseurs, but consider that the price attached to exclusivity.



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