Nathalie Du Pasquier’s Ceramic Tile for Mutina Exemplifies Her Color Expertise
It may come as a surprise that Nathalie Du Pasquier, a founding member of Memphis, has never designed ceramic tile. Until now, that is. Mutina rights that wrong with Mattonelle Margherita, a glazed porcelain stoneware tile collection for floors and walls. The 41 patterns are an explosion of Du Pasquier’s inimitable skill with color and shape. Full of naïve florals, stars, parallel lines, and deep oranges and reds, dusty blues, and sage greens, they were conceived in just 10 days, then refined during Italy’s springtime lockdown. “Think of a house covered in tiles throughout, tiled floors and walls…it would be wonderful!” she muses. “But they’re also an interesting option for skirting or strips, some fairly simple details.” With the latter, more subtle take in mind, she developed a series of paints to specifically complement the collection.