July 30, 2021

A Berlin Neighborhood Inspired This Mutina Tile Collection

Pale peach tiles line the lower half of a white wall in a cafe near a low table with wooden stools and a leafy plant

Precision and history are at the heart of Konstantin Grcic’s DIN tile collection for Mutina. An acronym for Deutsches Institut für Normierung (German Institute for Standardization), it consists of four wall and floor sizes that follow a precise modular logic: The largest format is 6-inch square; cutting that in half creates the next smaller size, 3-by-6 inches, all the way down to 1 1/2-by-3-inches, the smallest. The line was inspired by Hansaviertel, a Berlin neighborhood rebuilt post World War II by such architects as Walter Gropius, Arne Jacobsen, and Oscar Niemeyer, where the modernist apartment blocks follow a rigorous grid. The tile comes in eight enamel colors, matte or gloss finish, and with an additional six complex “special pieces” for corners and trim.

Konstantin Grcic’s DIN tile collection for Mutina in primary colors of red, green, blue, and gray
“Its mathematical essence is centered on the concept of modularity,” a Mutina designers says. 

Dark gray DIN tiles for Mutina form a countertop

Cream Din Tiles for Mutina in different sizes and shapes fit together to form a grid pattern

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