Mutina and Patricia Urquiola presented Tierras – a new wall and floor covering in natural colors, which combine the newest technological innovation with the most traditional concept of handmade productions. And of course collection is eco-friendly.
Mutina and Patricia Urquiola wanted to reprise the traditional artisanal production process typical of Terracotta. The wish to exit from two-dimensional spaces typical of standard wall covering, is translated into the experimentation of three-dimensional bricks, which gives shape to new design elements, whose high aesthetic-functional content enables limitless solutions for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Tierras is revisited tradition. Tierras is a project that develops around the concept of sedimentation, and the long Mediterranean artisan memories. Tierras revisited tradition is reinforced by the dual personality of the collection, which combines the newest technological innovation with the most traditional concept of handmade productions. Elements that come out from the earth, imperfect and solid, marked by the hand of man and time passing.
“I needed a real tactile material, which did not pretend to be anything else. I was looking for a warm element, both visually and to the touch. It should remind of something familiar, terracotta and lava, and which is at the same time something different. A return to the base, a homecoming, but a new base, a new home.”