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Cristina Daminato / Mud is Mood

Born: 1986

Hometown: Terni

Based in: Montecastrilli

My name is Cristina, I am an architect and a product designer, specializing in ceramic design. After a Master Degree in architecture gained with lode at the University of Roma La Sapienza, I have collaborated with Castiglia Associati, an industrial design Studio, where I developed living, kitchen and bath furnishing system for national and international company. Having a background in architecture and interior design, in 2016 I decided to start with my own brand of home accessories called Mud is Mood. After having worked alongside international artist and clay technologist Nicola Boccini, I realized my passion for working with clay. It was a sort of love at the first sight. For the first time my ideas came off of the sketchpad and became concrete shapes. My passion for ceramics was born together with the Mud is Mood project. What fascinated me the most was its moldable and primordial nature and the possibility of developing infinite shapes. I make my pieces in small batches and entirely by hand, creating a balance between the tradition of Umbria (Italy) and the way I feel about the objects that I design. I work from my house and creative studio in the green countryside of Umbria.


Cristina Daminato / Mud is Mood In The Studio

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Question IconWhat inspires you?

I draw my inspiration from the harmonious interaction between shapes, colors, and human moods. I believe that soothing colors combined with with pure shapes can have a positive influence on your mood, and this is the basis of the Mud is Mood concept: to create emotions that can make people feel good.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

The study of shape is where my inspiration and creativity sparks ( A huge part of my inspiration and creativity starts from the study of shape). Each product that I design must entice curiosity in people, which is why all Mud is Mood collections are made of playful, stackable and multifunctional objects.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Modularity, soothing colors and minimal

Collections Featuring Cristina Daminato / Mud is Mood

6 Collections

Design Collectibles to Spruce Up Your Home Office

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Last updated: November 22, 2023

Minimalist Design

Minimalist Design

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Last updated: January 19, 2023

Holiday Gifting 2022: Design Under $1,000

Holiday Gifting 2022: Design Under $1,000

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Articles Featuring Cristina Daminato / Mud is Mood

2 Articles



Scuola d'Arte Ceramica "R.Ranieri" Deruta

Italy, 2017

Laurea in Architettura Università Roma La Sapienza

Italy, 2012


1000 Vases Milano Design Week 2021

Italy, 2021

Milano Design Week 2019

Italy, 2019

Milano Design Week 2018

Italy, 2018

Bologna Design Week 2018

Italy, 2018