The Bouroullecs celebrate a ten-year partnership with Mutina
A new collection of tiles and floors, encompassing new works and modified classics, perfectly embodies the ten-year relationship between ceramic brand Mutina and French designer duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
The skillful designer duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec began collaborating with Mutina in 2011. Now, a decade later, the Modena-based contemporary ceramic brand celebrates its ten-year successful partnership with an umbrella tile collection that embodies perfectly the constant exchange of ideas. and reflections on which the relationship between Mutina and Studio Bouroullec is built.
Together: a decade of Studio Bouroullec and Mutina
An exhibition showcasing the ‘Ensemble’ collection, including ‘Bloc’ and ‘Rombini’ (background), ‘Punto’ (middle), ‘Rombini’ and ‘Pico Bois’ (foreground)
Entitled ‘Ensemble’, the collection, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, includes refined editions of two great classics, ‘Pico’ and ‘Rombini’, two new ceramic collections, ‘Punto’ and ‘Bloc’, and an adventure with a new material, ‘Pico Bois’, where the motif of the Pico collection can now appear on a parquet floor.
‘Pico’, the first tile collection made by the Bouroullecs for Mutina in 2011, with its satisfying tactile interaction of small hollow and raised dots, gets two new color options, while the glazed porcelain tiles of the ‘Rombini series ‘, launched in 2015 in graphic shapes like triangles and diamonds, now comes in a smaller size and glossy finish. Developed from the concept that inspired the “Pico” collection, the new “Punto” range is also characterized by large hollow and raised dots, which can create unexpected chiaroscuro effects depending on where the tiles are placed. and the way the light hits them.
The second new ceramic collection, ‘Bloc’, is essentially a terracotta brick with holes. Available in matte or glossy version, the holes can be left empty, creating vibrant play of light, or filled with colored wooden tubes.
‘Punto’ (wall) and ‘Pico Bois’ (floor)
With ‘Pico Bois’, Mutina produced its first option of wooden parquet. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were born and raised in Brittany and this collection, which echoes the point system of the ‘Pico’ ceramic range, is inspired by the local habitat of their childhood. As the climate is cooler in this part of France compared to the southern regions, it is more common to have wooden floors rather than ceramic tiles, to give a warm feeling to interiors, and ‘Pico’ slats Bois’ are made of European oak, graphically enhanced by prints of red or blue dots.
Taking its name from the French word for ‘ensemble’, the new comprehensive ‘Ensemble’ range comprises tiles which, although seemingly very different, are linked by a common thread – they can be used individually or combined with each other to create a striking effect. interiors with a strong aesthetic connection.
“The most astonishing thing is to see how all these collections blend together perfectly when used together,” say Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. “They allow infinite solutions: the same element, matt or shiny, pink or green, evokes different sensations, offering both great variety and great consistency. §