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Grigio

Finish: Natural
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Primavera

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Primavera

A series of unglazed porcelain tile designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. Primavera is the contrast between the natural element and the artificial world, translated into porcelain. The designers have reproduced a slab that resembles a natural element with all its irregularities, perceptible to sight and touch, by throwing small colored ceramic inserts in a completely random way. This allows beautiful imperfections on the surface of the tiles for a unique and interesting texture.

About Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby opened their London studio in 1996. Their multidisciplinary approach pushes the boundaries of industrial design towards art and architecture. They joined the Mutina team in 2013. They designed Lane, Mews, Mistral and Puzzle collections. Their work includes collections for Knoll, Vitra, B & B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos, limited edition pieces and commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin designed for the Royal Mint. The first extensive monograph on the pair was published by Rizzoli New York in 2011. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and Honorary Doctors of Art. Their work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, such as the V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute.

Primavera

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: Yes
  • Other Countertops: Yes
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Heavy Commercial

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Not Applicable
  • Initial Cleaning: Deterdek/Fila CR35
  • Protection Natural Effect: Not Applicable
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Not Applicable
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: Fila PS/87
ABRASION RESISTANCE

High

This material has relatively high abrasion resistance. It rates as a 7 or higher on the Mohs scale. Quartzite or granite typically fall into this range. This material is less likely to scratch than marble, limestone, onyx, slate, etc.

ABSORPTION

Low

This material is virtually non-porous. No sealer is required and it is less likely to stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use TCNA standards for setting in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and tensile strength required for your project.

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Grigio

Finish: Natural
Material: Porcelain Tile and Slabs
Collection: Primavera

Care + Maintenance

  • Pre-Grouting Protection: Not Applicable
  • Initial Cleaning: Deterdek/Fila CR35
  • Protection Natural Effect: Not Applicable
  • Protection Color Enhancing: Not Applicable
  • Standard Maintenance: Fila Cleaner
  • Special Maintenance: Fila PS/87

Applications

  • Exterior Cladding: Yes
  • Exterior Pavers: No
  • Interior Walls: Yes
  • Interior Floors: Yes
  • Kitchen Countertops: Yes
  • Other Countertops: Yes
  • Wet areas: Yes
  • Traffic: Heavy Commercial
ABRASION RESISTANCE

High

This material has relatively high abrasion resistance. It rates as a 7 or higher on the Mohs scale. Quartzite or granite typically fall into this range. This material is less likely to scratch than marble, limestone, onyx, slate, etc.

ABSORPTION

Low

This material is virtually non-porous. No sealer is required and it is less likely to stain.

ACID SENSITIVITY

Minimal

This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.

FREEZE-THAW

All Exteriors

Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use TCNA standards for setting in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and tensile strength required for your project.

A series of unglazed porcelain tile designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. Primavera is the contrast between the natural element and the artificial world, translated into porcelain. The designers have reproduced a slab that resembles a natural element with all its irregularities, perceptible to sight and touch, by throwing small colored ceramic inserts in a completely random way. This allows beautiful imperfections on the surface of the tiles for a unique and interesting texture.

About Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby opened their London studio in 1996. Their multidisciplinary approach pushes the boundaries of industrial design towards art and architecture. They joined the Mutina team in 2013. They designed Lane, Mews, Mistral and Puzzle collections. Their work includes collections for Knoll, Vitra, B & B Italia, Cappellini, Venini and Flos, limited edition pieces and commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the £2 coin designed for the Royal Mint. The first extensive monograph on the pair was published by Rizzoli New York in 2011. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and Honorary Doctors of Art. Their work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, such as the V&A and Design Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute.