Mutina: Innovative Ceramics & Superior Design

Mutina: Innovative Ceramics & Superior Design

Mat Sanders
Oct 4, 2011

Store History

  • Founded: 2006
  • Headquarters: Italy

Last week I showed you the amazing style of the various players at Cersaie—Italy's enormous tile and ceramics expo. Today, I wanted to introduce you to my favorite vendor, and undoubtedly the star of the expo, Mutina. Known for their fresh approach and focus on innovative design, check out three of their stand out ceramic collaborations.

Bas Relief by Patricia Urquiola
From this acclaimed Spanish architect and designer comes several lines of hand-made porcelain tiles. At first glance, the patterns seem to be that of pressed flowers, but a closer look reveals an almost digital-like texture.

Pico by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Having already been showcased in various international museums and architectural projects, these brothers have recently blown up in the design world through their collaborations with big design names like Vitra, Axor and Issey Miyake. For Mutina, the duo creates large-format tiles with dot-like, textural impressions.

Folded by Raw Edges
Inspired by traditional ceramic patterns found in Tel Aviv in the 50's and 60's, these ceramic tiles reproduce the fragile and delicate effects of folded paper.

Images: Mutina

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