A tiled kitchen wall or bathroom floor appeals because of its visual regularity; when locked together just so, the ceramic blocks create huge planes of ordered geometry. But some tiles have the capacity to exist and be displayed as design objects in their own right—like those in the collections created by a raft of international artists and designers for the Italian tile makers Mutina. Inspired by the abstract sculptures of mid-century pioneers such as the American David Smith and Belgian Georges Vantongerloo, Kinfolk’s creative team explore some of the striking ways in which leftover tiles can assume a complex 3D form. This post is produced in partnership with Mutina. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Interiors Issue 45 Home Tour: Ollivier & Gladys Chenel A pas de deux inside an antiques-filled Paris apartment. Design Fashion Issue 45 Lisa Yamai Snow Peak's president wants you to get out more. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Design Issue 45 Mac Collins Four questions for an emerging designer. Design Issue 45 Last Night What did jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe do with her evening? Partnerships Issue 45 Julie Cavil Five questions for Krug’s cellar master.