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 Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Interiors Issue 19 Prankster’s Paradise Is the nine-to-five grind approaching monotony? Arrive at the office early to even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance.