A Berlin Neighborhood Inspired Konstantin Grcic’s DIN Tile Collection for Mutina
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.