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Architectural Materials From RICE

The Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus and Mutina Tex tiles offered by RICE inspire new ideas through versatility and timelessness.

Architectural Materials From RICE


March 2nd, 2016

For the past 15 years, RICE has taken pride in its offering of timeless architectural materials that support and inspire architects and designers. Here are two examples.

#1 Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus

The usage of real metals on floors and walls has long been a challenge due to their susceptibility to wear and tear. With a metal-like aesthetic, Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus is made of ceramic porcelain and hence, does not rust. It remains safe for the elderly and kids, thanks to its Microban antibacterial technology, which also hinders the growth of unsightly stains and odours to ensure material longevity. 

Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus

At 5.5mm thick, it is lauded as one of the pioneers in slim tiles. Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus presents a lot of options on where it can be laid, from floors to walls, and from interiors to exteriors. Existing tiles need not be hacked to make way for the adaptable of Cotto D’Este Iron 5 Plus, which can be efficiently laid over – all the user has to do is to trim the tiles to desired dimensions.

Mutina Tex

#2 Mutina Tex

Designed by London-based studio, Raw Edges, Mutina Tex creates marvel in tile art with the infinite mixture of textures and shades. The neutral colour scheme consists of three shades in five differing textures. As a result, playful patterns can be composed simply by mixing and matching the various options.

Mutina Tex

Each tile comes in a rhombus format and is designed to be modular. For instance, multiple tiles can be formed to create hexagonal shapes. Mutina Tex also comes in Runners – installations with set patterns at a fixed size (2000mm x 920mm). They comprise varying colours set on mesh.


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