The name of the SEEDS collection, “semi” in Italian, is intended to pay homage to the tradition of Seminato, an ancient Italian technique from which contemporary Terrazzo originated. As the word itself suggests, the technique consisted in spreading the marble fragments on the still fresh mortar. The gesture made in the act of sowing has an ancestral meaning in itself: we owe our evolution to nature, which has taught us this.
The poetic image of the traveling seed, at the mercy of the wind and the sea, landing on beaches in unknown lands ready to germinate to give birth to a new plant, is the great metaphor that MIPA wants to use to communicate the urgency and the need to imagine a future made of care, recovery of emotions and enhancement of simple gestures.
SEEDS is a call to the origins.
The colour that distinguishes the entire collection is that of sand. A single background colour, warm, on which the marble fragments rest in the eight colours that make up the palette with a sophisticated aesthetic result.
The new SEEDS collection was born thanks to the collaboration with Laura Renna, a visual artist MIPA has a longstanding relationship with, hosting her studio inside the company. In her artistic research, Laura is used to face themes such as tradition, nature and space.
All of the SLABS materials are available in multiple standard sizes,
but other sizes can be custom-made.