Coinciding with Cersaie (the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings) in Bologna, ceramic tile specialist Mutina is presenting its latest products inside its renovated headquarters in Fiorano, Modena. The new Spazio Mutina has been designed by Urquiola Studio in collaboration with Mutina Projects Division as a space to host the entire brand universe – Mutina Collections, Mutina Interiors, Mutina Editions.
Within this robust renovation, the showroom will present installations celebrating the brand’s relationships with designers such as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic, Tokujin Yoshioka, Raw-Edges, Hella Jongerius and Barber & Osgerby, among others. An area will be dedicated to Mutina For Art, while the whole headquarters is furnished with pieces by brands such as Kvadrat, Vitra, Moroso, Cassina, Agape, Fantini, Frama, Artek, and Mattiazzi, alongside elements designed specifically by Urquiola Studio.
As in Casa Mutina in Milan, the company pays attention to sustainability; measures include the use of the Grohe Blue Home water system, providing filtered flat or sparkling water to avoid the use of plastic bottles, while a photovoltaic system will be installed, and there is reduced use of asphalt across the buildings.
New products in the Mutina range include small tiles by Tokujin Yoshioka, along with a collection created by Vincent Van Duysen. There will also be new entries in the Editions series, with three new ceramic objects by Yoshioka, Van Duysen and Patricia Urquiola. The idea of approaching ceramics as an element for interior design is compelling: the Editions collection presents decorative objects that are entirely handmade, each of them signed and numbered to underline its uniqueness. The Editions family already comprises pieces by Nathalie Du Pasquier, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Avallone Studio.
The opening is a celebration for the company: guests are welcomed by a performance by choreographer Fernando Melo, followed by a dinner by restaurant Da Vittorio. They are then invited to discover the new garden, with more than 3,800 kinds of plants, conceived by landscape designer Flavio Pollano.
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Maria Cristina Didero is an independent design curator, consultant and author, who has contributed to many publications over the years. Didero has consulted for companies such as Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Lexus, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Valextra among others. Based in Milan, she works internationally, curating exhibitions for institutions: some of her most recent projects include Nendo: The Space in Between and The Conversation Show at the Holon Design Museum, Israel; FUN HOUSE by Snarkitecture at National Building Museum, Washington D.C.; SuperDesign a project about Italian radical design, NY; Vegan Design, or the Art of Reduction by Erez Nevi and The Fish and The Crowd by Carlo Massoud, Milan. In April 2022 she curated a Mathieu Lehanneur exhibition at the Triennale in Milan called The Inventory of Life, while in July she debuted a project at the MK&G in Hamburg titled Ask Me if I Believe in the Future, alongside a series of ongoing collaborations. She was appointed 2022 Curatorial Director of Design Miami/. She is currently preparing two projects for Milan Design Week 2023.
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