A collection that showcases the height of Italian excellence in design and craftsmanship.
Established in 2005, Mutina produces ceramic tiles and objects that seamlessly merge art and design. Based in Modena, Italy, the brand collaborates with celebrated Italian and international designers to revitalize the ubiquitous tiles and transform them into the highlight of a space. The company’s collection comprises spectacular designs that look almost too pretty to walk on or hide behind furniture. Taking its mission to bring art to the world of tile design seriously, the brand contacted a renowned designer to create its first products: the award-winning Patricia Urquiola. Other world-famous designers soon joined the collaborative process of bringing Mutina products to life, resulting in a stunning collection that brings sophistication and unparalleled Italian craftsmanship into living spaces. A perfect example of Italian excellence, the company succeeded in maintaining its exceptionally high standards during challenging times for the country’s manufacturing industry.
Art and design meet traditional tile manufacturing.
Putting contemporary art and design at the heart of every product it makes, Mutina has created a range of imaginative ceramic tiles, room dividers, and accessories. The collections challenge the rules of ceramics in scale, composition, and materiality as well as in creativity and experimental design. For the Déchirer series, architect and designer Patricia Urquiola created an ethereal concept that references finely embroidered patterns and torn fabrics. These tiles boast subtle relief forms and a range of floral and geometric shapes, all reproduced in unglazed porcelain stoneware. In the Bas-Relief collection, the tile patterns become more pronounced, giving a nod to the ancient art of bas-relief.
Designer Vincent Van Duysen has also created several designs for Mutina. Among them, the Kosei tile collection. Inspired by lava rocks and the Japanese word for “composition”, this series features beautifully textured tiles that recreate the tactile surface of natural rock in different tile shapes, sizes, and colors. Inspired by the simple shape of the dot, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created the Pico and the Punto tile collections. Both ranges feature dot patterns. While Pico features embossed or debossed small dots, Punto comprises tiles with large dots in sunken or elevated forms. Design studio Raw Edges recreated the appearance of folded paper in the Folded series. This range takes inspiration from Israeli architecture from the 1950s-1960s, featuring tiles that are full of charm.
Accessories, sculptural objects and refined elements that put ceramic tile surfaces in the best light.
The Mutina collection also includes room dividers that add tactile accents to living spaces, offices, and commercial settings. Additionally, the company has launched the Mutina Editions range. Handmade in Italy by experienced artisans, these ceramic objects feature innovative designs. The collection comprises vases and plates as well as decorative objects and tabletop sculptures. Created in a limited series, these products are also stamped and numbered.
In 2017, Mutina has added a new collection to its offerings: Accents. Designed by OEO Studio, this range comprises wood and metal accents that complement the ceramic tiles. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec also created a floor design for the collection. Mutina offers a range of color and size options for its products, providing an elegant solution to give any space an artistic makeover. Whether installed on the floor or on the walls, the brand’s designs can transform a room from bland to spectacular, all on their own. Photographs © Mutina.