Mutina Launches Dialogues Tile Projects with Mural by Paul Thorel at Naples' Museo MADRE

Passaggio della Vittoria by Paul Thorel. Photography by Amedeo Benestante.

Embracing creative patronage, Mutina has launched Dialogues, a series of tile experiments by contemporary artists and designers—Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Scheltens & Abbenes, and Albert Moya among them. One example is Passaggio della Vittoria by Paul Thorel at the Museo MADRE in Naples, Italy. The 2,000-square-foot mural is composed of over 1 million porcelain and enameled-stoneware mosaics, each a 1/3-inch square and digitally printed with a gloss finish. The tiles’ size mimics those found along the vaulted Galleria della Vittoria, a tunnel that links the eastern and western parts of the city, while their pattern evokes the sea.

Paul Thorel. Photography by Matteo Pastorio.
Dialogues by Mutina. Photography by Matteo Pastorio.