Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina

Elementos Extruidos

Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina
Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina

Today’s dose of Tile Addiction brings together three of my all-time tiling faves: Patricia Urquiola, Mutina, and cogobós.  It concerns Celosia, a new range of extruded teracotta elements designed by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina.  With Celosia, Mutina and Patricia Urquiola wanted to reprise the traditional artisanal production process typical of terracotta.  The aim was to keep the essence of these earth-sourced elements: imperfect and solid, marked both by the hand of man and by the passage of time.  Adopting an architectural form reminiscent of Brazilian cogobós, in the Celosia range standard two-dimensional wall coverings are translated into experimental three-dimensional bricks.  These versatile elements combine bold, geometric aesthetics with a functional quality that suggests almost limitless design options, both indoors and out.

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