Numi consists of squared tiles with a different, partially glazed geometric form. These heaven shapes create a pattern which magnifies into architecture.
Numi marks the beginning of the collaboration between Mutina and the German designer Konstantin Grcic. For the first time, Grcic works with the ceramic surface he came to value the beauty of this simple and ancient material. A lump of clay that becomes floor, coating. The idea of matter as something composed of so many units, is really fundamental.
Numi is made of signs, handmade signs, specific signs, imperfect signs which become black stroke’s geometries. Sublimated through delicate contrasts and interpreted on a “soft” cement with natural and dusty pigments. Precise signs slowly become well-defined geometries, express through transparent and shiny patterns realized on a matt surface, creating delicate contrasts among matters.
In the flesh these little gems are even better, I simply adore the play on light and surface reflection. From Urban Edge Ceramics
Numi by Konstantin Grcic for MUTINA