Chymia Tile Collection

Designer/Artist: Laboratorio Avallone
Brand: Mutina

Chymia evokes the alchemical process of transformation of raw material. The project came to life through the collaboration with Laboratorio Avallone, a Milano-based studio leg by Gennaro Avallone, whose research reaches into the applied arts, drawing on the arts of painting and sculpture to create unique and special objects of contemporary furnishing.

The collection consists of a series that fluctuates between the discipline of graphic design and the expressive gestures of mark-making as well as between the two extremes of black and white, in which symbols and textures are combined to create patterns of light and shadow on the surface. Black and white are never separate but co-exist.