Nanidor and the SuperFriends collection by Matteo Cibic

The Nanidor and SuperFriends collection by Matteo Cibic for Mutaforma plays on the dichotomy of simplicity:  ON/OFF, 0/1, form/function, project/product, dense/sparse, matt/glossy, classic/pop, serious/playful, rational/emotional.


The superior flexibility of the composite, stratified and clever glass by Mutaforma – composed of minuscule TILLA® picotesserae (as small as 1.5×1.5 mm) – allowed Matteo Cibic to design a collection of hypnotic, rhythmic and molecular geometric patterns on large stucco surfaces in two shades of grey.  A collection that unveils an unusual, minimal and vibrant side of mutaforma’s future-oriented material.

The Nanidor collection is also dichotomic in and of itself.

It is “minimal” in the sense that Cibic’s designs limit the density of mutaforma glass but increase the stucco mass, and “vibrant”, for the geometries convey an unremitting, delicate and captivating sense of movement.

The SuperFriends

The patterns designed by Matteo Cibic are suggestive coverings as interior decoration, especially suitable for hotels, spas and wellness centres.

His SuperFriends objects – friends of patterns, and people – do not fall within any strict category.  They are ambiguous and playful creations, where Design is toned down by Matteo Cibic’s signature irony.

The conceptual interplay of opposites that forms the basis of the collection peeks through the product design and manifests itself in the coverings: dense/sparse, matt/glossy.