Chymia evokes the alchemical process of transformation of raw material. A metamorphosis that develops by the will to explore and overcome the limits of matter. The project come to life through the collaboration with Laboratorio Avallone, Milano-based studio led by Gennaro Avallone, whose’s research reaches into the applied arts, drawing on the arts of painting and sculpture to create unique and very special objects of contemporary furnishing.
Chymia consists of a brand new interpretation of black and white, developed with the aim of making a break with traditional styles, to restore strength and an original quality to ceramic as a material, with unexpected outcomes. The collection consists of a series that fluctuates between the discipline of graphic design and the expressive gestures of mark-making as well as between the two extremes of black and white, in which symbols and textures are combined to create patterns of light and shadow on the surface.
Black and White
The design of Chymia allows to experiment original interior solutions, giving birth to an entire range of heterogeneous inspirations where modernity is the common thread.
Chymia + Accents
"There has been an elective affinity between Mutina and Laboratorio Avallone for over twenty years, a harmony that enables us to share our passion for the intrinsic qualities of ceramics. Materials for me are a means to an end and have come to represent that alchemical transformation when the skills of designing and creating fuse in all their complexity. I would like artists and their creations to be considered in their entirety, taking into account the close relationship between the creative thought, the design and the technique, here with the significant metamorphic ability of earth from which Chymia originated".