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Vincent Van Duysen Joins the Mutina Team

Ceramic surfaces for large-scale architecture, a three-dimensional terracotta element to create partitions and a decorative design object

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30/09/2022 - Architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen officially joins the Mutina team. Three projects kick off the collaboration. Kosei is a collection of ceramic surfaces designed for large-scale architecture. Renga is a three-dimensional terracotta element conceived as a brick to create partition walls. Yama is a design object for interior decoration.  
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Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina

The presentation took place a few days ago in the brand-new Spazio Mutina, which officially welcomed the public and the press for the first time at Cersaie 2022. In perfect Mutina style, the spectacular space unveiled six new projects (three by Van Duysen, two by Tokujin Yoshioka, and one by Patricia Urquiola), together with the re-edition of Phenomenon, the 2010 collection created with Tokujin Yoshioka. 
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Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, Cersaie 2022 installation, Copyrights Archiproducts

The three collections designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina 

Kosei means "composition" in Japanese. Vincent Van Duysen proposes ceramic surfaces inspired by lava rocks. Conceived for large-scale architecture projects and developed specifically for floor applications, the Kosei collection is highly versatile. Eight formats (60x180cm, 60x90cm, 60x60cm, 15x90cm, 15x60cm, 15x30cm e 15x15cm) and five colours (Bone, Storm, Grey Green, Terra e Dark Grey) allow infinite combinations. 
Kosei Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, Copyrights Gerhardt Kellermann 4Pin it

Kosei Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, Copyrights Gerhardt Kellermann

The collection is produced with the extrusion method, a production process that makes it possible to obtain a high-quality product with superior technological features and an authentic and natural feel, but which is also resistant and durable. The procedure takes place in an industrial facility unique in the world, in which it is possible to produce large slabs by extruding full-body coloured bodies totally free of glaze. The products developed with this process have greater compaction, which improves their resistance to bending, stains and water.

Renga, Vincent Van Duysen's second project for Mutina, is a Japanese term that literally means "chain poem". It is a three-dimensional terracotta element conceived as a single brick to create partition walls. It is also an architectural object - a vertical parallelepiped with a square base measuring 15x15x25 cm. Four cylinders at the corners give it a softer appearance.  
Renga Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, Copyrights Gerhardt Kellermann 5Pin it

Renga Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, Copyrights Gerhardt Kellermann

Vincent Van Duysen's third project for Mutina Editions is Yama, a design object with a strong sculptural presence. Yama means 'mountain' in Japanese. The Belgian architect was inspired by pebbles moulded into soft shapes when they are dragged by river currents. The project works with the concept of reduction, reproducing the effect of a stone being cut by humans in several stages. It is a tribute to the work of designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi. 
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Yama Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina Editions, Copyrights Gerhardt Kellermann

The new Spazio Mutina 

Cersaie 2022 was the occasion to officially open the doors of the new Mutina headquarters designed by Patricia Urquiola in collaboration with the Mutina Design Division. An ample evocative industrial space, whose bays and large ceiling trusses welcome the Mutina universe with a constant interaction between nature and light.  
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New Mutina Space, Copyrights Mutina

A succession of installations presents different Mutina products with their ever-changing shapes, functions and colours. The story of the constant dialogue with designers, which has always been Mutina's driver, is entrusted to displays that become narratives of the many fortunate encounters that shaped Mutina's history. 



Greenery plays a prominent role in the new premises, with a vast area designed by agronomist and landscape architect Flavio Pollano in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola. The traditional formality of gardens is abandoned for ecological connections and compatibility, with the introduction of 3800 plants from 240 different species and varieties. 

"We inhabit our space like a tailor-made suit carefully stitched together over seventeen years," Massimo Orsini, Mutina CEO. 

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Renga module

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