Tierras from Mutina brings the warmth of the Mediterranean into the home. Rich earth-tones of clay, sand and slate intermingle with bright washes of azure and white, redolent of the ocean. Meanwhile, the large-scale terracotta blocks are broken into geometric shapes that distinguish them from other porcelain tiles from the region.
As always, Spanish superstar Patricia Urquiola breaks with tradition enough to keep us intrigued. Her inviting design is inspired by sedimentation and the work of artisans. However, these tiles are also high tech, incorporating a modern manufacturing technique that processes ceramic powders dry, resulting in intense, natural colours with a black base.