Designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina
In collaboration with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Mutina’s research into three-dimensional elements led to the fabrication of a single piece in tape casting terracotta that is geometrically sophisticated and wellbalanced. The bases of the elements are multiples of the height, symbolising the versatility of the compositions. A variety of compositions are possible including horizontal, vertical, closed and open, and they are all adapted to both internal and external architecture.
"Mistral is inspired by the echo of ancient architectures. During a visit to the Italian countryside, we noticed how terracotta vent tiles were also used to provide natural ventilation in rural barns and out-buildings. We started thinking about their function as a partition, shielding or revealing certain details, creating cones of light and shadow within the solid stone walls of the ancient farmstead. This was what brought us to Mistral."- Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Material terracotta prodotta per colaggio tape casting terracotta
Nominal size * 12,5·25,5·12,5 cm/* 4”·10”·4”