Ronan Bouroullec Unveils 6 New Ceramic Works for Mutina Editions


World renowned French designer Ronan Bouroullec is stunning us yet again with another incredible collection that showcases his distinct creative eye. Created for Italian ceramics company Mutina, Bouroullec unveiled six new designs for the brand’s limitedly produced and handmade Editions series. The collection of five vases and a candelabra highlights the beauty of handmade-in-Italy ceramics with its subtle imperfections, as well as the superiority of an ancient glaze formulation that gives each piece its unique colors and tones. The objects are signed and stamped sequentially, reiterating its exclusivity.

A close-up view of the bottom of a brown ceramic object. The base is inscribed with "Ronan Bouroullec Mutina 2024 / 01

A glossy green ceramic vase with round protrusions on both sides, placed on a light wooden shelf with cubbyholes against a plain white wall

Talea is inspired by nature and translates to “cutting” in Italian, referring to a piece of a plant that is cut off and used to propagate a new plant. The six balls on the sides of the vase are reminiscent of buds that grow as the plant regenerates itself. “It is an ode to life and care in the form of design,” Bouroullec shares.

A person holds a large, cylindrical vase with blue handles, placing it on a wooden shelf unit.

brown and green ceramic vase with protruding balls on the sides

Two cylindrical vases, one brown and one green, with gridded inserts on wooden shelves. A hand is adjusting the brown vase on the left

Finestra Giorno and Finestra Notte are similar vases with differing panels which Bouroullec says is “a gateway to an imagined world.” Giorno, which means day, features a grid structure in a window-like container while Notte, or night, has circular volumes applied to its box.

green vase with grid box attached

brown vase with grid box attached

hand holding brown vase with grid box attached

brown vase with grid box attached

Person holding a green cylindrical vase with a rectangular brown and blue section attached.

green vase with brown and blue panel with three circles attached

brown vase with green and blue panel with three circles attached

hands holding brown vase with green and blue panel with three circles attached

 a green cylindrical vase with a rectangular brown and blue section attached.

 a green cylindrical vase with a rectangular brown and blue section attached.

A person extends a hand holding a plant leaf inside a metal vase with open-framed structures, three similar structures are next to it

Camino and Camini have a ceramic framework that supports a cylindrical vase made from anodized aluminum. If the design feels familiar, that’s because it is. “Camino feels like home. A familiar structure, open to welcoming life and hosting it as it grows,” recalls the designer. Camino houses a single vase while Camini holds two.

two metal vases supported by ceramic framework, one vase has a plant in it

hands holding a metal vase supported by ceramic framework

hands holding a metal vase supported by ceramic framework

stem with one leaf inside metal vase with a ceramic framework

two vases, one with a plant stem inside, on a brown shelf

plant stem inside a metal vase supported by a ceramic framework

plant stem inside a metal vase supported by a ceramic framework

blue and brown candelabra on a white table

Last but not least, Bouroullec dreamed up three candelabras called Candeliere, where he “envisioned a module that could cross a table, defining textures and balances, creating relationships through life.” The modular system, which is made of cylinders that connect to a parallelepiped, allows users to create various combinations.

blue and green candelabra holding four white tapered candles

brown and green candelabra holding 3 white tapered candles

blue and green candelabra holding 2 white tapered candles next to connecting elements

green brown and blue ceramic elements

blue and brown candelabra holding 3 white tapered candles

blue and green candelabra holding 2 white tapered candles

hand lighting a candle held in place by a green and brown candelabra

three lit candles held in place by a green and brown candelabra

Each design is only available in a limited run of 100, with an additional five Artist’s Proofs. To shop the new Mutina Editions by Ronan Bouroullec, visit mutina.it.

Photography by Gerhardt Kellermann.





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