Chymia, a collaboration between Mutina and Laboratorio Avallone, is the latest porcelain tile collection available exclusively at Parkside.
Chymia fluctuates between the discipline of graphic design, expressive gestures of mark making and the two extremes of black and white, where symbols and textures are combined to create patterns of light and shadow on the surface. Black forms the basis, in a distinctive tone created by designer Gennaro Avallone, with the patterns taking on various shades of black all the way through to white.
Each of the 22 (11 black, 11 white) designs is obtained by combining the principle black and white structures with 11 patterned textures, achieving a tile that can be used randomly in monochrome compositions. The range involved detailed research into glazes and raw materials, with traditional and modern technology combined to achieve the absolute colours used.
Chymia is a collaborative project by Mutina and Laboratorio Avallone, a Milan-based studio whose research reaches in to painting and sculpture to create unique objects of contemporary furnishing.
“Chymia is a collection that’s full of surprises,” says Marketing Manager, Sarah Holey. “Taking the apparent simplicity of monochromatic pattern, it reveals that careful experimentation and attention to the creation of pure colours can bring depth and new-found results to a seemingly traditional black and white palette. Infusing new meaning into checkerboard or bringing more depth and nuance to all-over black or white, it offers some hugely exciting opportunities for designers and we’re delighted to welcome it to the Parkside portfolio.”
Chymia is available in 300 by 300mm porcelain tiles for wall or floor use, supplied in individual patterns in black or white.
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