Patricia Urquiola’s Tierras for Italian Tile Maven Mutina
For Patricia Urquiola , the challenge was clear: “I needed a really tactile material, which did not pretend to be anything else.” The Interior Design Hall of Famer found just that in Tierras, a two-pronged assortment for Italian tile specialist Mutina . The Industrial segment includes Frame, screen-printed with geometric patterns, and Triomix, a dimensional graphic. For each, eight varieties of lava, terra-cotta, and clay are mixed and deposited on a base of recycled ceramic. The Artisanal category reinterprets traditional roof tiles and bricks through extruded terra-cotta, with 3-D varieties like Roman, referencing ancient numerals. For both groups, choose from a variety of sizes and shapes as well as coordinated trims. Through Stone Source .