Diarama comes from the desire of giving birth to a collection characterised by a wide range of chromatic shades, that come to light spontaneously and randomly by stratifying colours, as it happens in paintings. It’s a study about pure colour, applied on different ceramic basis like a second skin.
The collection is made of glazed porcelain stoneware in a single format of 9,4x18,7 cm and is composed by various glazed chromatic references, applied on 7 different matte coloured clay bases.
Diarama respects the environment and it doesn’t contain V.O.C.
Each reference comes from the application of the same glaze on the top of the different coloured base, which react in an unpredictable way and create an array of always unedited nuances, distinguished in two macro-groups called Light and Dark. These are complemented by Diarama Black and White, where the glaze applied on the 7 bases is respectively black, Iron, or white, Chalk. Combined together, they create the black & white combination: Dusk. Diarama Mix overturns this principle. Different coloured glazes are applied on the same black or grey base, creating Black Chroma and Grey Chroma.
Designer and tireless researcher Hella Jongerius joined the Mutina team in 2018. She designed the Diarama collection.
“I’ve used the tiles as canvas, to see how different bodies of coloured clay reacted when a glaze was applied on top of them. I didn’t want the upper surface to simply appear to be coloured, but mixed, as if it were an oil painting.”