Unique, innovative, colourful and textural tile and slab ranges Designer ranges from Mutina
Visually exciting, experimental ranges
Mutina’s designer ranges offer an endless selection of textures and colours—from soft, neutral and dark shades to bold and vibrant tones, with exciting patterns, glazed finishes and relief textures.
The desire to innovate, combined with their commitment to art and design, ensures that they produce high-quality, distinctive materials which cannot be rivalled. Working with top designers including Patricia Urquiola, Raw Edges, and Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, amongst many other stars of the international design world, results in visually exciting, often experimental ranges which transcend the limits of tile design to help create utterly unique spaces.
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Read on for information about the various designers that make up the heart of Mutina. A close-knit team that share the same passions in their work: art, good design, architecture, product approach and a unique take on life.
Spanish architect and director, adopted Italian. A pioneer of the Mutina team.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, but has lived and worked in Milan for over 20 years. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Madrid and the Polytechnic University of Milan, where she graduated in 1989, and Achille Castiglioni oversaw her graduate thesis. In the early years of her career, she was an assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni, collaborated with Vico Magistretti and was Head of Design at Lissoni Associati.
Urquiola has won several international prizes, including Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes and the Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded to her by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, “Designer of the Decade” and “Designer of the Year”.
Ranges designed by Patricia Urquiola include Azulej, Bas-Relief, Dechirer, Dechirer Glass, Dechirer La Suite and Tierras (pictured below).
Konstantin Grcic joined the Mutina team in 2015. After studying design at the Royal College of Art in London, Konstantin Grcic opened his studio in Munich in 1991, where he developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the world’s leading design companies (Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Flötotto, Magis, Maharam, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani and Vitra).
Many of his products received international design awards, such as the prestigious Compasso d’Oro for his Mayday lamp (Flos) in 2001 and the Muto chair (Plank) in 2011, furthermore, they are part of the permanent collections of the most important design museums (MoMA – New York, Centre Georges Pompidou – Paris).
Konstantin Grcic designed the range Din (pictured below).
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
British designers and architects, known to challenge the multidisciplinary boundaries of design, architecture and art.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the London-based studio that takes their names, joined the Mutina team in 2013 with the Mews range. They renovated the collaboration with Puzzle and launched Lane and Primavera in 2018.
Barber and Osgerby opened their London-based studio in 1996, after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their multidisciplinary approach pushes the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art. Their works include collections for Knoll, Vitra, B & B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos, limited edition pieces and commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin designed for the Royal Mint.
The first extensive monograph on the pair was published by Rizzoli New York in 2011. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and Honorary Doctors of Art. Their work is included in the permanent collections of museums all around the world, such as the V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute.
Ranges designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby include Lane, Mews, Primavera and Puzzle (pictured below).
Design studio founded by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, whose different approaches combine in the creation of original projects, transforming the 'everyday' into the 'inventive'.
The Raw Edges design studio joined the Mutina team in 2010. Born in Tel Aviv, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay moved from Jerusalem to London, where they founded the Raw Edges Design Studio. Yael likes to fold slim layers of all sorts of material as if they were paper, creating curved volumes and functional forms, while Shay is passionate about how things move, function and interact. These two approaches combine to create original projects, characterised by a keen sensitivity toward the environment.
In 2009, they received the Elle Decoration International Design Award for Stack by Established & Sons and the Designers of the Future Award at Design Miami/Basel. They work with many international brands such as Cappellini, Established & Sons, Moroso, Kvadrat, Stella McCartney, Arco, Golran, Moustache and Lema. Their creations are part of the permanent collections at international museums.
Ranges designed by Raw Edges include: Folded, Folded XL, Tape (pictured below) and Tex.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
French designers and brothers who collaborate in a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence.
The collaboration between Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec develops as a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities. The design for many manufacturers, including Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established & Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Hay, Nanimarquina, Issey Miyake and Cappellini, and often embark on occasional architectural projects. They simultaneously continue their experimental activity at Galerie Kreo in Paris.
Their work has been recognised with many awards, including designers of the year at the Paris Salon du Meuble in 2002, the Finn-Juhl Prize in Copenhagen in 2008, two “Best of the Best” Red Dot Design Awards and the Panerai London Design Medal in 2014. Several exhibitions have showcased their works, and their creations are part of the permanent collections of several international museums.
Ranges designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec include Pico, Punto, Bloc and Rombini (pictured below).
Experimental Japanese artist and designer whose work explores the relationship between nature and human senses, transcending boundaries within the art and design sphere.
Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka joined the Mutina team in 2010. Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan, trained with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and opened his studio in 2000. He collaborated with Japanese and international brands, such as Hermès, Toyota, BMW, Swarovski, Driade, Moroso and Kartell.
The signature feature of his creative approach is his work's poetic and light, dreamlike quality, which stems from the attentive and sophisticated selection of simple materials combined with technological experimentation.
Some of his works are exhibited at MoMA and Cooper Hewitt (New York), Victoria & Albert (London) and the Vitra Design Museum. His awards include Design Miami, Designer of the Year 2007, Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 and Elle Decoration International Design Award, Designer of the Year 2009. In 2011 he received the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Decoration Design Award for his Phenomenon collection designed for Mutina.
Tokujin Yoshioka designed the range Phenomenon (pictured below).
Nathalie Du Pasquier
A Bordeaux native, artist and designer Nathalie du Pasquier joined the Mutina team in 2019. As a founding Memphis group member, her early body of work focused on textiles, furniture and 'decorated surfaces'. Since 1987, she has consistently dedicated herself to painting; her artwork consists of bold shapes and colours, representing a twist on abstract art.
Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Galerie Fuer Zeitgenoessiche Kunt in Leipzig, Apalazzo Gallery in Brescia, Pace Gallery in Seoul and at Anton Kern Gallery in New York.
Nathalie Du Pasquier designed the range Mattonelle Margherita (pictured below).
Vincent Van Duysen
The combination of architecture, interior and product design languages, constantly striving for the essence, represents the signature of his work.
Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1962. He earned a degree from the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Ghent, and he established Vincent Van Duysen Architects in 1989. The studio focuses on product design for numerous international brands, to commercial and large-scale architectural projects, focusing on high-end residences in Belgium and spread across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA.
During his career, Van Duysen has received multiple awards, including the Flemish Culture Prize for Design, Belgian Designer of the Year and the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award, and an EDIDA for Best Interior Designer of the Year. Van Duysen’s work has been appearing in several prestigious international publications for many years. Since 1994, his projects and realisations have also been featured in different monographs.
Vincent Van Duysen designed the range Kosei (pictured below).