Mutina: the project that goes beyond material

A vision and use of material shaped for projects presented at Cersaie: the Chymia series and The Cylinder Glass, and BRAC

Brac by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mutina
Brac by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mutina

New developments and a collection full of various types, formats, colors and uses. These were the features of Mutina’s appearance at the Cersaie fair in Bologna; the outstanding company in the ceramic tile sector brought surprises this year, above all regarding a new project that leads to a new pathway, which will evolve in the future into a range of heterogeneous collections.

The Cylinder Glass
The Cylinder Glass

The new approach regards Chymia and The Cylinder Glass, a range of objects of great appeal that transform ceramics into a project of interior design – in collaboration with Laboratorio Avallone – that combines technology, hand workmanship and experimentation, to get beyond the limits of the material. The first expression of Chymia & The Cylinder Glass can be seen in the dichotomy of black and white, developed with the goal of giving ceramic material new force and originality.

Chymia a Cersaie 2019, stand Mutina
Chymia at Cersaie 2019, stand Mutina ©Federico Torra

A collection of pieces in porcelain stoneware – Chymia – and of objects and containers with pure forms – The Cylinder Glass – where we can recognize the distinctive touch of the black color, typical of the works of Gennaro Avallone.
The other new offering of Mutina at Cersaie was Brac, a tile designed by the artist Nathalie Du Pasquier, a 3D design element that functions as a component for the creation of structures and walls. A natural evolution of Bric, the Brac project is a module that can be placed vertically or horizontally, generating surfaces marked by games of light and shadow.

Brac by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mutina
Brac by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Mutina

Besides these new projects, Mutina offers a wide-ranging catalogue featuring many collections, often named for the designers who have created them: Patricia Urquiola, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Tokujin Yoshioka, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges, Inga Sempè, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius.

The set-up of the Mutina booth at Cersaie was also remarkable, with a special installation, a temporary work of architecture created to narrate the identity and foundation values of the company and the brand.