Italian tile company Mutina is based in Modena and draws on the country's long tradition of tile making.
The company's strength lies in commissioning design luminaries such as Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka to create innovative designs. We particularly like the Ceramica Bianca Glazed Tiles, designed by Italian architect Silvia Giacobazzi, which are available in the US from Stone Source.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March, 4 2011.