Product watch: new collections and collaborations from M+

Challenging preconceived ideas of dimensions and surfaces, M+ has introduced three new collections to enrich its range: Primal, XXL and Crack! are three different stories united by the desire to break the mosaic mold…

still life with M+ Primal rework mosaic tile collection

M+ continues its journey of reinterpreting surfaces while opening up to new collaborations and new formats as it takes the idea of mosaics in unconventional directions. The first of the collaborations comes in the form of Primal, a design based on research into the recovery of antique floors where elements of different materials coexist harmoniously. Primal is designed by LO STUDIO and Massimo Nadalini for M+, and is a series of porcelain tiles designed for both wall and floor coverings, indoors and outdoors.

“We wanted to design a material that would escape an exact cataloguing”, explained LO STUDIO and Massimo Nadalini. “We started from the patches of ancient floors in which the original surface, worn or broken, is sealed with portions of new material creating irregularities and randomness of patterns on the surface”.

large format black tile in Primal xxl range for M+

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From an inspiration that translates into a surface that is not perfectly smooth, characterized by chromatic changes and an aesthetic distributed in a non-homogeneous way, Primal is made of glazed porcelain stoneware, with a thickness of 10 mm, available in five colours in the 90x90cm format and in three colours in the 60×120 cm format.

Primal has 2 derived products – hence the REWORK collection – which continue the design DNA of the collection in the form of Crack! and XXL.

Rework XXL, is designed for M+ by Marialaura Irvine. It is a contemporary mosaic composed of small and large segments, square and rectangular, mounted on fiberglass mesh. XXL makes no difference between horizontal or vertical surfaces. Its geometries adapt to any type of environment, thanks to the different textures of the individual elements. Textures that vibrate when touched by light, creating three-dimensional effects on the surface. XXL is a mosaic in glazed porcelain stoneware that can be used on the floor and on the walls, indoors and outdoors.

mosaic tiles from M+ Rework XXL

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To compose the surface, rectangles and rods in different sizes are mounted on fiberglass mesh to obtain sheets of 300×300 mm. The collection includes two modules with different layouts. The distribution of the elements on the sheets and the random laying allow the installer to create surfaces with a great decorative impact. XXL is available in all of Primal’s colour variants, which is the ideal complement.

Crack! mosaics by M+ in Soot colourway

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In Crack! cuts of matter from the out-of-square geometries enter a regular grid, where the joints mark the rhythm of the gaze. Crack!, the collection designed by LO STUDIO and Massimo Nadalini, shifts the point of view from the tiles to the structure that contains them. The result is a seamless surface, in which elements and joint make up a single pattern. It is a glazed porcelain stoneware mosaic that can be used both on the floor and on the walls, both indoors and outdoors. The collection consists of elements with irregular edges that are mounted on fiberglass mesh to obtain modules of 300×300 mm. The collection includes four modules with different layouts, to be laid randomly based on the direction of the elements. Crack! collection is available in all of Primal’s colour variants, which is the ideal complement.

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