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Azulej
Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina

Azulej by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. Azulej is a series of glazed porcelain tile. The horizontal, vertical and diagonal patterns support patchwork applications or carefully constructed repeats.

Description

Azulej is a series of glazed porcelain tile designed by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina and available in the United States exclusively through Stone Source. Azulej won the 2013 Wallpaper Design Award for Best Trend.

The collection's material composition, which is inspired by hydraulic cement, combined with its digital print glazing, offers a modern take on ancient handcrafted majolica tiles. Tonal variations in the glaze, as well as the layered complexity of the patterns themselves, reference the handcrafted nature of classic majolica. The horizontal, vertical and diagonal patterns furnish versatility in application -- supporting patchwork compositions or carefully constructed repeats.

About Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola's professional career began in Italy, influenced by figures such as Bruno Munari, the intellectual founding father of the Milan school. Patricia considers herself a Spaniard, or rather an Asturian of Basque descent. Urquiola trained at the Polytechnic Universities of Madrid and Milan. In Milan she worked with Vico Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni before opening her own studio there in 2001. She alternates product design projects for major international companies - from Alessi to B&B Italia, Moroso, De Padova, Rosenthal and Axor, to mention but a few - with architecture projects for private homes, hotels and showrooms. Patricia's work has earned her numerous international awards: the Wallpaper Design Awards in 2006 and 2013, Elle Decoration International Design Award, and Designer of the Year for the first time in 2003 and several times in the following years, as in 2009 with Mutina Déchirer collection. Her creations, including Déchirer have been selected for ADI Design Index and The International Design Yearbook.

Colors + Sizes

The series is comprised of 3 color ways (Bianco, Grigio and Nero) in a matte, 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87") tile. Each color way includes a 8"x8" through-body field tile as well as a pre-selected Combination set, or a collection of 27 individual 8"x8" tiles for a total coverage of 12 sq./ft.  Only nine of the 27 patterns are available for individual sale (Cubo, Diagonal, Estrella, Flores, Gira, Prata, Renda, Trama and Trevo); the others are available solely through the Combination set. Tiles are rectified and mono-caliber.

Azulej is stocked in limited quantities in the following colors and nominal (and actual) sizes:
Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Combination Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87") set of 27 patterns
Combination Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87") set of 27 patterns
Combination Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87") set of 27 patterns
Cubo Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Cubo Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Cubo Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Diagonal Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Diagonal Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Diagonal Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Estrella Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Estrella Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Estrella Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Flores Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Flores Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Flores Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Gira Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Gira Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Gira Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Prata Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Prata Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Prata Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Renda Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Renda Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Renda Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trama Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trama Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trama Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trevo Bianco - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trevo Grigio - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")
Trevo Nero - Matte: 8"x8" (7.87"x7.87")

Applications

Azulej is suitable for interior walls and floors including heavy-traffic commercial flooring applications.

Installation + Maintenance

Tiles can be installed using standard installation methods for thinset adhesives. A grout joint of 1/8" or greater is recommended. Use high quality adhesive from manufacturers such as Laticrete and Mapei, following manufacturers’ recommendations, depending on conditions. Clean with a neutral detergent.

Colors
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Bianco Grigio Nero

Patterns
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Cubo Bianco Cubo Grigio Cubo Nero Diagonal Bianco Diagonal Grigio Diagonal Nero
Estrella Bianco Estrella Grigio Estrella Nero Flores Bianco Flores Grigio Flores Nero
Gira Bianco Gira Grigio Gira Nero Prata Bianco Prata Grigio Prata Nero
Renda Bianco Renda Grigio Renda Nero Trama Bianco Trama Grigio Trama Nero
Trevo Bianco Trevo Grigio Trevo Nero

Combination Set
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Bianco Combination
Grigio Combination
Nero Combination

Installations
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