Fringe by Michael Anastassiades
Fringe – ornamental border made of threads or strips
is the first collection designed by Michael Anastassiades for Mutina.
It is a tile divided into a series of parallel segments of two widths,
directly engraved onto the surface.
The pronounced grout spacing forms a “brick like” design
and can be woven into multiple patterns
through a simple interplay of a change in orientation.
The result is a series of seamless carpets
with or without borders which demarcate spaces,
perfectly adapting to each environment.
Fringe is produced in a single size of 12,3×12,3 cm, declined in two variants:
Thin, with segments of 6 mm, and Bold, with segments of 15 mm, conceived to be modular with a joint of 3 mm.
Each Element is available in five colors: White, Antracite, Grey, Red and Rose.
The final product is suitable for floor and wall institution in both
residential and commercial spaces, indoor and outdoor. We advise the use of a coloured epoxy grout, to guarantee great chromatic stability over time and resistance to wear. Depending on the colour of the used grout, in tone or in contrast, the end result changes significantly.
“I ALWAYS LIKED HOW OPEN PLAN INTERIORS ALLOW FOR DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS TO TAKE PLACE IN MULTIPLE LAYOUTS. YET, THE SPACE ALWAYS SEEMS TO DIVIDE ITSELF NATURALLY IN CLEARLY DEFINED AREAS, AS A SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE FLOOR. YOU CAN IMAGINE THESE TAKING PLACE OVER A SERIES OF PERFECTLY FITTED RECTANGULAR CARPETS, EACH WITH A DIFFERENT PATTERN, MARKING A TERRITORY FOR EACH ACT. THE MOST INTERESTING MOMENT IS THE POINT WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE TO THE NEXT, THE ACT TO FOLLOW DEFINED BY THE FRINGE AROUND THE BORDERS.”