TIERRAS ARTISANAL LITTLE L
Terracotta 3D Wall Cladding
Tierras is a project which 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.
Six different kind of lavas, of terracotta and of clays, chromatically matching with each other, combine and mix, enriching and softening the black base of recycled ceramics on which they deposit, making it timidly emerge on the surface.
Tierras is handmade tradition. 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 handmade design, 5 three-dimensional surfaces made by extruded natural terracotta: Little Roman, Big Roman, Bis-cotto, Little L and Base. Elements which come out from earth, imperfect and solid, marked by the hand of man and by time passing. Roof tiles, bricks, hollow bricks and partition walls are undone, unstructured and re-interpreted in a new way, keeping a traditional touch.
Little L maintains the memory of the brick laid either frontally or edgeways, here conceived as a single element: a simple shape, very versatile at the same time, it is ideal to cover walls. It enables countless laying solutions, to create three-dimensional surfaces, characterized by plays of light and shadow, effects which are enhanced by the glossy glazed version, which adds warmth and colour to the spaces, making the atmosphere lighter.