September 8, 2011

Designer Tiles

DZINE is excited to carry three Italian manufacturers of tile; Domenico Mori, Salvatori, and Mutina. The range in styles and materials varies between the manufacturers, but they all have in common a rich history in Italy and the production of high quality tile.

A family-run business composed of artistic craftsmen, Domenico Mori was founded in 1860. Domenico Mori, the founder's great grandson continues the company legacy, producing hand made tiles in small batches.

Piero Lissoni showcased Domenico Mori tiles in his Duemilaotto kitchen for Boffi. The tiles cover the hood of the kitchen. The off-white 1/2-inch thick tiles have a couple of different, subtle patterns on them that are artfully mixed to create a beautiful, unique hood that compliments and softens the clean lines of his kitchen design.

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Salvatori Tile has been making a name for itself in the natural stone industry since the late 1940s. Salvatori demonstrates their interest in contemporary design through their unique floor and wall collections made with their range of natural stone materials. They are an innovative company, always researching new design possibilities and looking for new materials.

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Salvatori was showcased by architect John Pawson in his "House of Stone" exhibition for the 2010 Think Tank Exhibition, Milan. Pawson built a house using Lithoverde from Salvatori that was cut with meticulous accuracy. The structure was lit with LED lighting to enhance the simplicity of the architecture and the texture of the stone.


Lithoverde- Piombo


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Lithoverde is the only natural stone in the world comprised of over 98% post-industrial material. Stone scraps are layered to form a block which is then infused with soy-based poly-amid binder to strongly bind the layers together. The block is then just like any other stone, it can be cut into slab or tiles, or carved for various other multi-dimensional products.


Mutina is a young company but boasts a history in the production of ceramics for over 30 years. Since 2006, a team of young managers has given the company new energy and challenges.
















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Mutina's collections are characterized by hand-crafted details that enhance the qualities of the materials used. Graphic themes, plain, multicolored offerings allow for tailor made tile arrangements and the possibility to combine and interchange tiles from various ranges. Mutina is constantly updating it's catalog to stay current with design trends.


















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"Folded" Tile Design by Raw Edges

Mutina works with several notable designers to provide new and interesting designs. Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka are just two of the designers that Mutina employs. Patricia Urquiola designed the Dechirer collection for Mutina. The collection explores the expressive potential of ceramics, incorporating patterns and colors that are inspired by the nature and the consistency of concrete.














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Tokujin Yoshioka designed the Phenomenon collection for Mutina. Yoshioka was inspired by the irregular patterns and textures found in nature, which is reflected in the unique textures of the tiles. The white color emphasizes the intriguing depth and dimension in the tiles.



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We invite you to stop by DZINE today to see our new tile manufacturers!

2 comments:

  1. Salvatori is a crowd favorite… It's likely because of the trend in contemporary pieces today that he has become so popular. If designers continue to make more of these, people will have more options. That's good in home renovation or construction.

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  2. Beautiful furnished floors, semi precious stone and translucent panels are sufficient to change the entire ambiance of the place.

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