Mix and match tiles have been big for the last few years, variations in patterns with a cohesive colour palatte creating vibrant spaces with a whole lot to look at. Patricia Urquiola has taken this theme and ran with it to create Azulej for Mutina.
Using three base colours; white, grey, and black, 27 patterns have been designed. These patterns can be combined and used in a mix and match style. From the 27 patterns, nine have been selected to be used individually with geometric options such as Gira, Cubo, and Prata, as well as those with soft shapes such as Estrela and Flores.
There rest of the patterns are made up from a range of inspirations, experimenting with line, curve, pixelation, and abstract shapes. There are patterns similar to fabric and lace, and there is plenty to see. The designs are printed onto the porcelain tiles using cold digital printing, enabling a natural look.
The colours are balanced and the neutrals make the collection ideal for use on both floors and walls, covering them entirely or used sparingly as features and carpets. The tiles are suitable for use both inside and out and come in a standard size of 200 by 200mm. The plain base colour tiles are also available in 47 by 200mm as skirting.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, August 2019.