Cersaie 2018 – Generally designers create a collection and then shoot it with a background that highlights it. What if that background worked as a design starting point? What if furniture designs were inspired by the walls and surfaces that are going to surround them? Mutina teamed up with Copenhagen-based architectural firm OEO Studio to develop ACCENTS, a versatile furnishing accessories enhancing the the company’s latest collections.
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“ACCENTS aims to redefine the approach to interior design starting from surfaces,” says OEO Studio founder Thomas Lykke to Archipanic. “This project introduces a new way of bold thinking in which the only limit is one’s own natural creativity.”
The series features mirrors, cabinets, shelves, and towel rails which can be hung to a Shaker-style timber rail with clothes hooks. 4 architectural elements including panelling, skirting boards and space-dividing elements complete the collection.
Totally new materials such as timber and metal are placed side-by-side the collections of the brand. A range of paints available in 20 colours with different finishes creates a mixture of contrasts, textures and nuances and offers an infinite number of possible combinations.
In Italian, the accent consists in increasing the intensity with which a syllable is pronounced. From here, the new collection refers to the action of emphasizing, accentuating and highlighting MUTINA’s established expertise in the ceramic field.
“Mutina Accents is a point of view, a gaze on contemporary architecture narrating our story. It is a natural second chapter of what we achieved so far, a wonderful outcome of the encounter with OEO Studio, that focuses on the fusion between ceramics and new materials.” Massimo Orsini, CEO Mutina
All photos: courtesy of Mutina.
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