Tierras is a series comprised of colored-body porcelain tile and three-dimensional, extruded natural terracotta designed by renowned Spanish architect & designer Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. The Tierras collection is inspired by the concept of sedimentation and traditional Mediterranean craftsmanship. The base of the field tile is a solid black color, comprised of recycled ceramics. Eight different varieties of chromatically compatible lava, terracotta and clay are mixed and deposited on the black base to create the color palette in this series, resulting in saturated and earthy tones. This production process combines the latest in technological innovation with original craft techniques for a refined balance of contemporary and artisanal styles. There are two varieties in the Tierras Collection: The Industrial Collection and the Artisanal Collection.
“I needed a real tactile material, which did not pretend to be anything else. I was looking for a warm element, both visually and to the touch. It should remind of something familiar, terracotta and lava, and which is at the same time something different. A return to the base, a homecoming, but a new base, a new home.” - Patricia Urquiola
- Interior Design Magazine 2015 Best of Year Award Finalist
The Tierras Industrial field tiles are suitable for interior and exterior walls and floors, including heavy-traffic commercial flooring applications. The Tierras Industrial Frame pattern tiles are suitable for interior walls and light-traffic, residential flooring applications.
The Tierras Artisanal Collection is suitable for interior and exterior walls. Artisanal Base - Sand is also suitable for residential flooring applications.
Stone Source is a design-driven company that provides natural stone, porcelain tile, ceramic tile, glass tile, engineered stone and reclaimed wood. Headquartered in New York, the company has showrooms in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, East Hampton, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York and Washington DC, and offices in Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For over 25 years, the company has remained dedicated to serving the needs of architects and designers with a carefully-curated selection of high-quality surfaces. www.stonesource.com.