Casa Mutina Modena is an immersive showcase of minimalist interiors

Designed by OEO Studio, Casa Mutina Modena comprises four apartments showcasing Italian tile brand Mutina’s entire range. The immersive setting merges iconic design with a calming interior scheme

Living room with two grey couches, a black coffee table, a dinning table and chairs, a potted plant, a white rug and a potted plant.
Located in the heart of Modena, Casa Mutina is a new venue designed by Copenhagen-based OEO Studio to showcase the brand’s collections in an immersive environment. The project is developed over four apartments, each defined by a strong chromatic identity and combining a diverse mix of Mutina surfaces with modern and contemporary design pieces
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Italian tile company Mutina launches a new interiors service, previewed with a new space in the heart of Modena. Dubbed Casa Mutina Modena and located in the historical town centre, the project comprises a series of apartments that offer an immersive view of the brand’s products. The spaces are fitted out and furnished to showcase a curated mix of colours, textures and materials, as well as contemporary and modern design pieces.

The interiors were created by Copenhagen-based practice OEO Studio, which devised four apartments (available to the brand’s guests and staff, and accessible by appointment). Each embodies a different visual moodboard that highlights the Mutina range and the possibilities of the company’s materials. 

A minimalist interior destination by Mutina

A dark grey dinning area with a wooden table and chairs, wall paintings and a potted plant.

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‘Casa Mutina Modena has been the perfect showcase for us,’ say designers Thomas Lykke and Anne-Marie Buemann of OEO Studio. ‘It has allowed us to work with the entire Mutina range, combining the ceramics to enhance their individual spirit. As they say, a single image is worth more than a thousand words.’

Each of the apartments created by the duo is based on a specific colour scheme (dark, light, grey and green), and the spaces feature Mutina collections by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Tokujin Yoshioka, Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, Barber & Osgerby and Patricia Urquiola. The design is completed with Mutina’s Accents collection, a series of interior accessories, paint, wood and metal finishes that complement the ceramic tiles. Furniture includes pieces by Achille Castiglioni, Alvar Aalto, and Hans Wegner, with raw wood and muted textiles defining the minimalist interiors.

The spaces merge OEO’s contemporary Scandinavian sensibility with the diverse aesthetics of Mutina’s collections, and offer a panorama of the brand’s creative efforts as well as a beautifully designed refuge in its Italian city.

A bedroom with a large bed, black floor tiles, light grey wall tiles, two round bedside tables and a potted cactus.

One of the second floor apartments, featuring double-volume ceilings and decorated with light tones throughout. The room’s floors are covered in Barber & Osgerby ‘Mews’ tiles declined in a series of grey tones, while the textured ‘Numi’ collection, by Konstantin Grcic, is used on the walls

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An exterior view of the Casa Mutina Modena four story building, which is located in the historical city center.

An exterior view of Casa Mutina Modena, which is located in the historical city centre

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A grey living room with a grey couch and chair, a black coffee table and side table and dark grey floor tiles.

One of the living rooms, defined by a grey colour composition throughout

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Side view of a bed and a round wooden side table with different coloured grey floor tiles.

A bedroom including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s ‘Pico’ tiles on the floors, a collection of ceramic coverings characterised by a discreet dotted motif

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A living area with a light brown couch, a wooden coffee table, a black dining table and chairs and a potted plant.

A dark mood was chosen for one of the apartments, defined by an industrial atmosphere and featuring sombre touches

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bedroom with black panelled wall, grey floor, a low wooden bed with white mattress and a low wooden side table

A bedroom including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s ‘Pico’ tiles on the floors, a collection of ceramic coverings characterised by a discreet dotted motif

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A bathroom with a sink, round mirror and blue checkered wall tiles.

A colourful bathroom composition created using Hella Jongerius’ ‘Diarama’ collection

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.

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