Designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina
“Renga is a micro-architecture, conceived to be multiplied like brick constructions. This makes it possible to create a great variety of forms within a space.” Vincent Van Duysen
Renga – a term used in Japanese culture to indicate a traditional form of poetry characterised by the alternation of long and short stanzas that can be literally translated as «chain poetry» – is the new three-dimensional element designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Mutina, conceived as a brick with which to create partition walls, but also as a decorative object in its own right. The collection features one single terracotta element in a 15x25x15 cm format. Inspired by masonry, a fundamental aspect of Van Duysen’s work, Renda has a strongly architectural design: a vertical parallelepiped with a square base, the four corners of which are covered by four cylinders that create softer overall appearance. Renga is produced with the casting technique, using a coloured liquid stoneware mixture so as to obtain a very tactile and matt surface. In this way, each piece is unique and characterised by always slightly different hues. It is available in three shades: Ivory, Brown and Grey.
Material Unglazed porcelain stoneware casting
Nominal sizes 15xh25x15 cm (6”x10”6”)