New York Office - Italian Ceramic Tile Center
33 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

Trade Shows and Events

 
  Tile Competition 2014 winners in residential, institutional, and commercial categories.  
 
Tile Competition 2014 winners

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  NemoTile Company is the recipient of the 2014 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award.  
 
NemoTile Company

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  CERSAIE - International Exibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings
September 22-26, 2014
Bologna, Italy
 
 
the Best in Italian Ceramics at ICFF 2014

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  Ceramics of Italy Design Competition 2015  
 
Ceramics of Italy Design Competition 2015

For its 22nd edition, North America-based architects and interior designers are invited to submit new or renovated, domestic and international projects in the institutional, residential, and commercial/hospitality categories that have been completed between January 2010 and January 2015. read more...
 
  Toyo Ito, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2013, will give a keynote lecture at Cersaie 2014.
Thursday, September 25, 2014.
 
 
Toyo Ito Cersaie 2014
 
  23 Manufacturers Showcasing the Best in Italian Ceramics at ICFF 2014
Jacob Javits Convention Center, May 17-10. Booth 1432/1424
 
 
23 Manufacturers Showcasing the Best in Italian Ceramics at ICFF 2014

From May 17-20, 2014, Ceramics of Italy will return to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at New York's Jacob K. Javits Center with its biggest multi-brand pavilion to date. The Italian Trade Commission/Ceramics of Italy booth (1424-1432) will contain mini exhibits from 23 leading Italian ceramic producers, showcasing the latest designs and cutting edge technologies in tile and bathroom furnishings. Participating companies in the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion include: Appiani, Atlas Concorde, Ceramica Bardelli, Ceramiche Cerdisa, Ceramiche Cisa, Ceramiche Refin, Cotto d'Este, Edimax, Emilceramica, Fap Ceramiche, Florim Ceramiche, Gamma Due, M.I.P.A., Mirage Granito Ceramico, Mosaico+, Cotto Veneto, Sant'Agostino, Serenissima Cir, Settecento, Simas, Tagina, Vallelunga, Vogue.

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  April 30, Las Vegas Convention Center. 4:00PM, Room S219  
 

Ceramics of Italy Press Conference and announcement of the winners of the 2014 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
Followed by Aperitivo Italiano and 2014 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award.

 
 
2013 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award

Mosaic Tile Company is the recipient of the 2013 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award.

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  A&D VIP Tour at Coverings  
 

Building on a successful initiative that launched last year, Ceramics of Italy is hosting a special A&D VIP Tour during Coverings. Interested individuals can register at bit.ly/coveringsvip.

 
  CERAMICS OF ITALY READY TO VIVA LAS VEGAS AT COVERINGS 2014  
  Coverings 2014

In celebration of its Silver Anniversary, Coverings is headed to the entertainment capital of the world for four days of tile, stone, and glittering lights. From April 29 – May 2, 2014, the Las Vegas Convention Center will be the ultimate meeting ground for industry experts, architects and designers, and Ceramics of Italy is pleased to once again be the go-to source for design inspiration and hospitality on the trade show floor.
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  Cersaie, September 23-27, 2013, Bologna, Italy  
 
CERSAIE 2013

Join us at Cersaie in Bologna, an International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, an annual platform for innovation and forward-thinking design.

 
  Accredited Multi-City Design Seminars Across Canada.
Toronto May 28, Montreal May 29, Vancouver May 30.
 
 
Ceramics of Italy will host a three-city seminar with Azure Magazine and Interior Designers of Canada highlighting the latest innovations and design trends in Italian tile. Catherine Osborne, editor of Azure, along with prominent designers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will share their favorite products and trends from Cersaie – the world's largest exhibition of tile and bathroom furnishings – during a one-hour IDCEC accredited presentation. A tabletop display from Italian manufacturers and local tile distributors as well as a tasty Italian reception will accompany the seminars.
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  Ceramics of Italy presents new ceramic tile collections to New York's design community at ICFF 2013  
 
Italian style meets southern hospitality at Coverings 2013

​Ceramics of Italy will once again draw crowds in its 5th year participating in the ICFF from May 18-21, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. At this renowned event focused on modern design, Ceramics of Italy booth# 1432 will serve as a multi-brand exhibit featuring 8 popular Italian tile manufacturers: Atlas Concorde, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola, Fap Ceramiche, Florim, Refin, Sant'Agostino, Settecento and Tagina. It will also include a special exhibit on the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, celebrating 20 years of exemplary projects.
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  Ceramics of Italy Contest - Win a trip to Italy to Cersaie 2013  
 
Italian style meets southern hospitality at Coverings 2013

Visit the Italian Pavilion (Booth #1432) at ICFF or any ceramic tile dealer exhibit or show room located in the Tri-State area from May 13 - 21, 2013. Snap a photo of your favorite Italian ceramic tile and post it on Instagram for a chance to win a trip to Italy for Cersaie 2013!
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  ITALIAN STYLE MEETS SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT COVERINGS 2013  
 
Italian style meets southern hospitality at Coverings 2013

With Coverings making its Atlanta debut from April 29 - May 2, 2013, Ceramics of Italy will offer its own brand of southern hospitality during the premier tile and stone event. The Ceramics of Italy booth (#2231) designed by e+i studio will serve as a central hub of activity and hospitality on the tradeshow floor.

 
  CERAMICS OF ITALY BLOOMS AT SPRING TRADE SHOWS  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY BLOOMS AT SPRING TRADE SHOWS

Ceramics of Italy will make its first appearance at the HD Expo (May 15-17) in Las Vegas. The institutional booth #1860 will highlight new wall and floor collections from Italy's leading manufacturers ideal for hospitality settings. Atlas Concorde, Fap Ceramiche, Giovanni De Maio, Marca Corona, Mirage Granito Ceramico and Petracer's Ceramics will illustrate the versatility of their collections - from hard-wearing tile ideal for high traffic hotel lobbies and restaurants to anti-slip surfaces perfect for spas, pools, or outdoor terraces - in a series of mini-exhibits in the booth.

Immediately following the HD Expo, Ceramics of Italy will move to the east coast for the 24th Annual ICFF (May 19-22) at the J. Javits Convention Center in NYC. The multi-brand booth #1432 will house nine of Italy's tile manufacturers including: Atlas Concorde, Ceramiche Refin, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola, Cotto d'Este, Fap Ceramiche, Mirage Granito Ceramico, Palagio Engineering - Gruppo Vivaterra, Sant'Agostino and Settecento mosaici.

 
  Ceramics of Italy turns up the heat in Orlando  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY TURNS UP THE HEAT IN ORLANDO

This year Coverings will return to Orlando, Florida from April 17-20, 2012. The Ceramics of Italy pavilion will feature an exciting new booth (#4623) designed by e+i studio, a dynamic architecture and design firm based in NYC. The 3,000 square foot pavilion will be transformed into a colorful topography-inspired piazza with a large open gathering space and tile-clad steps reminiscent of a piazza church. From the floors and walls to the steps and countertops, nearly every surface in the pavilion will be wrapped in Italian tile - from ceramic mosaics to large and thin-format porcelains.
Surrounding the central stand "Piazza Ceramica" will be nearly 50 exhibits from Ceramics of Italy member manufacturers showcasing their stylish and sustainable new tile collections. MORE

 
  Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference
February 16, 2012
8AM - 5.30PM
McGraw-Hill Auditorium, New York, NY
 
 

Ceramics of Italy is proud to sponsor Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference presented by the Architect's Newspaper & Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. This one-day event is the first in a series of conferences created to help designers and builders understand the ways in which technology can transform design aspirations into reality. Collaboration between architect and fabricator empowers each to stretch their imagination, creating challenging and inspiring projects. As industry leaders, Italian tile manufacturers continue to raise the bar in sustainable advancements, innovative thin and large formats, and new technologies like photovoltaic panels and ventilated wall facade systems.

Please register to know more from our industry professionals and to participate in roundtable discussion with Michael P. Johnson, a professor of architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Arizona.

 
  Ceramics of Italy Returns to IDS 2012  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY RETURNS TO IDS 2012

Ceramics of Italy heads back to Toronto for the 2012 IDS Interior Design Show held from January 26-29, 2012 in the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, the Ceramics of Italy institutional booth will feature mini-exhibits from some of Italy's leading manufacturers: Appiani, Atlas Concorde, FAP, Giovanni De Maio and Vogue. The multi-brand booth (#1534) will showcase 1160sq feet of the newest ceramic tile and design trends presented to the Canadian market for the first time.

Ceramics of Italy is also proud to host a free seminar "Dolce Ceramica: Tile Trends and Design Tips from Italy" with Style at Home Editor-in-Chief, Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability.
Check out our new videos.
 
 
Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability

To exemplify Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability, the industry sponsored two seminars at Dwell On Design 2011 held in Los Angeles Convention Center, June 24-26.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition winner Hagy Belzberg, of Belzberg Architects, presented: "Sustainable Materials. Case Study: Kona House." While the Kona Residence in Kona, Hawaii features many 'green' qualities including a sophisticated water catchment system, photovoltaic panels, and teak siding, the focus of this case study is the choice of Italian porcelain tile used throughout the home. Italian tile was chosen because of its high performance in harsh environments and its ability to withstand the extreme sun, chemicals from the local volcano and sea salt. Click here

Ron Jones, sustainability expert and Editorial Director of GreenBuilder, presents "Sustainable Ceramics. Case Study: ReVision House." The presentation on this energy-saving retrofit home, designed by Patricia Gaylor, focuses on ceramic tile used throughout the Orlando (FL) home because of its durability, lifespan, non-toxic emissions and resistance to extreme weather conditions. Click here

 


 
  CERAMICS OF ITALY BLOOMS AT SPRING TRADE SHOWS  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY BLOOMS AT SPRING TRADE SHOWS

Ceramics of Italy will make its first appearance at the HD Expo (May 15-17) in Las Vegas. The institutional booth #1860 will highlight new wall and floor collections from Italy's leading manufacturers ideal for hospitality settings. Atlas Concorde, Fap Ceramiche, Giovanni De Maio, Marca Corona, Mirage Granito Ceramico and Petracer's Ceramics will illustrate the versatility of their collections - from hard-wearing tile ideal for high traffic hotel lobbies and restaurants to anti-slip surfaces perfect for spas, pools, or outdoor terraces - in a series of mini-exhibits in the booth.

Immediately following the HD Expo, Ceramics of Italy will move to the east coast for the 24th Annual ICFF (May 19-22) at the J. Javits Convention Center in NYC. The multi-brand booth #1432 will house nine of Italy's tile manufacturers including: Atlas Concorde, Ceramiche Refin, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola, Cotto d'Este, Fap Ceramiche, Mirage Granito Ceramico, Palagio Engineering - Gruppo Vivaterra, Sant'Agostino and Settecento mosaici.

 
  Ceramics of Italy turns up the heat in Orlando  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY TURNS UP THE HEAT IN ORLANDO

This year Coverings will return to Orlando, Florida from April 17-20, 2012. The Ceramics of Italy pavilion will feature an exciting new booth (#4623) designed by e+i studio, a dynamic architecture and design firm based in NYC. The 3,000 square foot pavilion will be transformed into a colorful topography-inspired piazza with a large open gathering space and tile-clad steps reminiscent of a piazza church. From the floors and walls to the steps and countertops, nearly every surface in the pavilion will be wrapped in Italian tile - from ceramic mosaics to large and thin-format porcelains.
Surrounding the central stand "Piazza Ceramica" will be nearly 50 exhibits from Ceramics of Italy member manufacturers showcasing their stylish and sustainable new tile collections. MORE

 
  Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference
February 16, 2012
8AM - 5.30PM
McGraw-Hill Auditorium, New York, NY
 
 

Ceramics of Italy is proud to sponsor Metals in Construction 2012 Facades Conference presented by the Architect's Newspaper & Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. This one-day event is the first in a series of conferences created to help designers and builders understand the ways in which technology can transform design aspirations into reality. Collaboration between architect and fabricator empowers each to stretch their imagination, creating challenging and inspiring projects. As industry leaders, Italian tile manufacturers continue to raise the bar in sustainable advancements, innovative thin and large formats, and new technologies like photovoltaic panels and ventilated wall facade systems.

Please register to know more from our industry professionals and to participate in roundtable discussion with Michael P. Johnson, a professor of architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Arizona.

 
  Ceramics of Italy Returns to IDS 2012  
 
CERAMICS OF ITALY RETURNS TO IDS 2012

Ceramics of Italy heads back to Toronto for the 2012 IDS Interior Design Show held from January 26-29, 2012 in the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, the Ceramics of Italy institutional booth will feature mini-exhibits from some of Italy's leading manufacturers: Appiani, Atlas Concorde, FAP, Giovanni De Maio and Vogue. The multi-brand booth (#1534) will showcase 1160sq feet of the newest ceramic tile and design trends presented to the Canadian market for the first time.

Ceramics of Italy is also proud to host a free seminar "Dolce Ceramica: Tile Trends and Design Tips from Italy" with Style at Home Editor-in-Chief, Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability.
Check out our new videos.
 
 
Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability

To exemplify Ceramic Tiles of Italy commitment to sustainability, the industry sponsored two seminars at Dwell On Design 2011 held in Los Angeles Convention Center, June 24-26.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition winner Hagy Belzberg, of Belzberg Architects, presented: "Sustainable Materials. Case Study: Kona House." While the Kona Residence in Kona, Hawaii features many 'green' qualities including a sophisticated water catchment system, photovoltaic panels, and teak siding, the focus of this case study is the choice of Italian porcelain tile used throughout the home. Italian tile was chosen because of its high performance in harsh environments and its ability to withstand the extreme sun, chemicals from the local volcano and sea salt. Click here

Ron Jones, sustainability expert and Editorial Director of GreenBuilder, presents "Sustainable Ceramics. Case Study: ReVision House." The presentation on this energy-saving retrofit home, designed by Patricia Gaylor, focuses on ceramic tile used throughout the Orlando (FL) home because of its durability, lifespan, non-toxic emissions and resistance to extreme weather conditions. Click here

 


 
  MARAZZI SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING IN NYC  
 

Marazzi, a leading manufacturer of Italian tile, opened a new showroom in New York on November 10. The 5,000-sq.ft space is located @ 30 West 21st Street, above NY Stone Manhattan, between 5th & 6th Avenue.
Marazzi Group is the world's leader in the design and manufacturing of porcelains, glazed ceramics, mosaics and natural stones, available in a range of sizes, colors ad thicknesses. Showcasing an array of design-forward, sustainable collections, including also porcelain stoneware and ceramic slabs for vertical surfaces offered by Marazzi Tecnica, this new showroom will be a source of inspiration for architects and designers that specify tile in their projects.

 
  CERAMICS OF ITALY EXHIBIT DESIGN WINNERS  
 

Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, and hosted by Architizer, a dynamic online community of architects, the Ceramics of Italy Exhibit Design Challenge called on architects from around the world to submit their designs for a 3,000 square foot pavilion to be built at Coverings this spring.

Given relatively free artistic reign and a reasonable budget, entrants were asked to incorporate a restaurant and café, space for an information desk and re-usable components to reflect the Italian tile industry's commitment to sustainability.

Over 80 architecture firms signed on for the challenge. Proposals were reviewed by representatives of Confindustria Ceramica, Architizer, and an advisory committee of previous exhibit architects including Bernard Tschumi, Laurinda Spear, and Michael P. Johnson. MORE

 
  CERSAIE WRAP-UP  
 

In September Bologna Fairgrounds bustled with over 81,000 visitors for the 29th edition of Cersaie. This year's international exhibit of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings featured nearly 1,000 exhibitors from 31 different countries, and was applauded as being one of the first trade fairs outside the environmental sector to enforce stringent sustainability measures as part of Cersaie for Sustainability.

Keeping with the theme of responsible design, this year had a special focus on Japan. As part of Cersaie's "Building, Dwelling, Thinking" conference, two of Japan's most influential figures in architecture, Kazuyo Sejima of the Pritzker prize-winning architectural firm SANAA and Kengo Kuma, delivered the show's keynote speeches.

Every year, the show serves as a launching pad for the industry's newest tile designs and technological developments. To have an idea of this season's hottest trends in tile. CLICK

 
  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR DWELL ON DESIGN 2011  
 

For the third year in a row, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will connect with design trade and savvy consumers on the west coast at Dwell on Design from June 24-26, 2011 at the LA Convention Center. The Ceramic Tiles of Italy booth #1045 will feature sustainable and design-forward collections from its leading manufacturers. As part of this year's exhibit, the association will host two seminars focused on sustainable characteristics of ceramic tile in two cutting edge residential case studies.

On Friday June 24, 2011 (3:00-3:25pm) Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition winner Hagy Belzberg, of Belzberg Architects, will present: "Sustainable Material. Case Study: Kona House."

Then on Saturday, June 25 (11:30-11:55am), Ron Jones, sustainability expert and Editorial Director of GreenBuilder, will present "Sustainable Ceramics. Case Study: ReVision House."

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  Celebrating the Best of Italian Ceramic Tiles in Architecture & Design:
Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2011
 
 

The Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition showcases the work of North American architects and designers who use Italian tile in their projects. Now in its 18th year, the annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics and the Italian Trade Commission, continues to yield great results. With steep competition in each of the three categories: Residential, Commercial/Hospitality and Institutional, the international jury had a decidedly difficult task. After narrowing down the finalists, they selected a winner and an honorable mention in each category based on the project's functionality, visual appeal, original use of tile and overall design. The winning installations demonstrate how the A&D community is 'thinking big' by using larger, slimmer formats and choosing tiles with recycled content and environmental certifications.

The recipients were presented at the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Press Conference on Tuesday, March 15 during Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning architects receive $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2011. Ceramic Tiles of Italy awarded an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.   MORE

 
  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY COVERS NYC DURING DESIGN WEEK  
 

For the third year in a row, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy flag will fly outside showrooms across the city. In honor of the 2011 ICFF and New York Design Week, the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica have organized a citywide dealer campaign to recognize local dealers of Ceramic Tiles of Italy.

From May 13-21, 2011 select Manhattan dealers will be offering special incentives on Italian Tile. They include: AFNY, Artistic Tile, Cancos, Ceramica Arnon, Complete Tile Collection, Chelsea Arts Tile & Stone, Hastings Tile, Nemo, NY Stone Manhattan, SICIS, Town & Country, Walker Zanger.   MORE.

 
  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY at AIA 2011
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, May 12-14
 
 

Following Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas Ceramic Tiles of Italy will continue its US spring tradeshow circuit with the AIA National Convention. Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will host a multi-brand exhibit in New Orleans for the AIA National Convention, May 12-14, 2011.

The theme for this year's show is "Regional Design REVOLUTION: ecology matters," which is fitting for the host city. Supporting this subject, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy booth# 3041, designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda of D&L, will showcase an array of design-forward and sustainable new tile collections from Italy's leading producers: Casalgrande Padana, FAP Ceramiche, Palagio Engineering–Gruppo Vivaterra, Refin. As large and thin format tiles continue to emerge, the Italian tile industry is re-inventing the way tiles are produced, shipped and installed.

In addition, manufacturers are constantly embracing new technologies such as photovoltaic panels and ventilated wall façade systems that meld the time-honored history of tile with the future of architectural innovation. The booth will also include an information point where show-goers can pick up company catalogs and promotional materials.

For updated information on spring activities,
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  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY at ICFF 2011
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, May 14-17.
 
 

Whether used as a state-of-the-art architectural solution or an elegant design element, Italian ceramic tile is a durable, sustainable, and versatile material that provides endless possibilities for the A&D industry. Following Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas and AIA 2011 in New Orleans, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will continue to spread this message in markets across the country.

Immediately following the AIA show, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will quickly migrate to New York for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair from May 14-17, 2011. Considered a global summit for what's best and what's next in design, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy booth# 1632, sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, will feature vignettes from eleven different manufacturers including Appiani, Atlas Concorde, Casalgrande Padana, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola, FAP, Giovanni de Maio, Italgraniti Group, Mirage Granito Ceramico, Petracers' Ceramics, Rondine and Vogue. These producers will prove to the New York crowd that Italian tile is an industry leader in innovation, quality, design and trends.

For updated information on spring activities,
visit CTI's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

 
  Florida High Performance Green House Wins Coverings Project:Green Remodel Featuring Italian Tiles from Coem, Fioranese & Trend
 
 

The Italian tile industry was well represented in Coverings PROJECT Green competition, taking home two top honors. Featuring a range of eco-friendly tiles from Coem, Fioranese and Trend, the "Florida High Performance Green House" project in Cape Coral, Florida, won one of four Best in Shows for PROJECT: Green, Residential Remodel selection at the Coverings 2011 conference.

Designed by Green Building Consultant Paul Shahriari, the home focuses on the cost/benefit of green building using a triple bottom line structure (environment, economic and social). Thanks to their green attributes and high performance characteristics, Shahriari chose porcelain tiles from Coem's Quartz range for exterior use and Fioranese's Nu_Travertine series for the interior. Coem's "Pietre Naturali" collection brings texture and a natural color variation to the lanai and outdoor living area. Inside, 18"x18" tiles from Fioranese's "nu_travertine" were selected for their modern lines and the gentle linear pattern they create throughout the main floor of the home.

The project also includes an innovative line of mosaic tiles from Trend and their Trend Q surface material in the kitchen and laundry room.   MORE

 
  PROJECT: Green award for "Best in Show: Residential Remodel"
 
  Andy Frame Photography www.andyframe.com

The ReVISION House Orlando '11 recently won a PROJECT: Green award for "Best in Show: Residential Remodel" at the Coverings 2011 Conference. PROJECT: Green is sponsored in conjunction with Environmental Design & Construction and highlights sustainable projects featuring tile and stone from the past two years. Products from 9 Italian tile manufacturers were used both indoors and out.  MORE

 
  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY HONORS HAPPY FLOORS WITH 2011 NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTOR AWARD
 
 

After considering the work of hundreds of leading tile distributors across the United States and Canada, Ceramic Tiles of Italy is pleased to recognize Happy Floors as the 2011 recipient of the Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award. Each year at Coverings, this award is presented to a prominent North American distributor in appreciation of their dedication to the promotion of Italian ceramic tiles in the marketplace. With 95% of its porcelain tile inventory made in Italy and sales representatives based in every major metropolitan area in the U.S., Happy Floors is able to provide high-quality, design-forward products to residential and commercial customers across the country. MORE

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Hosts The Best Show in Town
Celebrating New Products in Las Vegas for Coverings 2011

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy is pleased to welcome the international design world to the Italian Pavilion for Sin City's newest show in town: Coverings, March 14-17, 2011. The Ceramic Tiles of Italy Pavilion will be a showcase for design-forward and sustainable collections Made In Italy.

The Ceramic Tiles of Italy central exhibit (Booth #4444), designed by minimalist architect Michael P. Johnson, will mix contemporary Italian design with a bit of Sin City flair. Dressed to impress a Las Vegas crowd, the booth will feature a range of collections from Italian manufacturers, selected for their color, modular forms and innovative sizes, many of the tiles used in the booth design also contain a percentage of pre- and post-consumer recycled content.

For the first time in the Italian Pavilion's history, the exhibit will be built on an elevated flooring system. A solution for uneven floors as well as an area to hide the passage of mechanical and electrical services, this system is ideal for a modern office or home renovation. The booth will also feature two ventilated wall façades, clad in large format porcelain tiles to demonstrate the ease of installation and technical benefits of this energy-saving system.  MORE

 
  Educational Forum for Design Professionals presented by the A&D Building and NKBA Manhattan
March 15, 2011. A&D Building, 150 E 58th St, New York, NY

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will hold two CEU accredited sessions on the program during the NKBA Educational Forum in the Architects & Designers (A&D) Building in New York. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the entire building is devoted to interior design. The session will offer architects, designers, decorators an opportunity to view the newest ceramic products unveiled at Cersaie 2010, the international exposition for ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, as well as tile installation secrets for kitchens and baths.

11:15-12:15PM: Tile as an Integral Part of Interior Design, presented by Jen Renzi, design journalist and Author, The Art of Tile. Jen Renzi will share her expertise with a New York audience. She'll speak about the latest trends in the tile industry, from large-format tile and superthin porcelains to faux-wood looks and wallpaper patterns, and show off some of her favorite installations.

4:00-5:00PM: Tile Installation Techniques, presented by Mike Granatowski, National Manager, Architectural and Commercial Projects, Mapei Group. Leading tile manufacturers continue to produce beautiful and innovative ceramic and porcelain tile, with a consistent trend towards larger format tiles in a variety of shapes, sizes and thicknesses. It's important that the setting materials are properly selected. From fast-drying, waterproofing membranes to stain-resistant grout, Mike Granatowski will talk about how these sustainable innovations and rapid-setting technologies will make the installation process easier and quicker.

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Hits Canada
Presents Multi-Brand Exhibit and Trends Seminar @ IDS 2011

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will make its Canadian show debut at the 13th annual Interior Design Show, held from January 27-30, 2011 in Toronto. Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the multi-brand booth (#240) will feature ceramic tiles from Italy's leading manufacturers with special mini-exhibits presented by Appiani, Casalgrande Padana, Fap Ceramiche and Mirage Granito Ceramico. Mesh-mounted mosaics, oversized porcelain slabs, squares and hexagons will be on display as well materials ranging from faux woods to fashionable fabrics and Ferrari red to Mediterranean blue.
Ceramic Tiles of Italy will also present a seminar during the show's Trade Day focused on trends, sustainable products and inspirational projects. At the "What's New, What's Next" Trends presentation at 2pm on Friday, January 28, Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor of Interior Design magazine will cover highlights from her recent trip to the tile capital of the world – Bologna, Italy. She will be joined by Anna Kowalczyk, Lead Designer at the Toronto based firm, CS&P, who will share recent projects featuring inspiring Italian tile design. MORE

 
  2011 ReVISION House Orlando
Orlando, FL

 
 

Italian Trade Commission and Ceramic Tiles of Italy are sponsors of the ReVISION House Orlando'11 project. Green Builder Media's Vision House Series presents realistic housing options for American families and provides real, cost-effective, sustainable solutions appropriate for today's economy. This year's ReVISION house, designed by eco-guru Pat Gaylor, will explore sustainable building materials in a complete retrofit renovation. This innovative, energy-saving case study house will be filled with Italian ceramic tile. IBS attendees (International Builder's Show, January 12-15 2011, Orlando, FL) will be able to take tours and learn directly from the design team ways to incorporate sustainable practices into their projects using ceramic tiles. MORE

 


 
  Italian Tile in Hospitality

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy is reaching out the hospitality market in a whole new way and brings the European mindset about hotel guestrooms to the US. Already gaining in popularity in coastal areas and condos, Italian tile is starting to make its way in the hotel bedrooms across America. Recent seminars have underscored numerous reasons why Italian ceramic tiles are an excellent flooring option beyond the atriums and restaurants - for hotel suites and guestrooms. MORE

 
  Total Solutions Plus 2010
Naples Grand Beach Resort, Naples, FL, November 4-6, 2010

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will participate at the NTCA Total Solutions Plus program. This year's event will be held in conjunction with the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association Management Conference and will also include the membership of the Tile Council of North America. Total Solutions Plus is an educational and technical conference and tabletop display for tile and stone contractors, distributors and manufacturers. Ceramic Tiles of Italy will offer visitors educational materials including our popular Ceramic Tiles of Italy Green Card, a tool that summarizes the top 10 reasons why Italian ceramic tile is sustainable.

 
  What are the latest trends in tile?

 
 

The 83,000+ international attendees who attended Cersaie can sum up that answer in a four simple words: Style, Sustainability, Surroundings and Slim. This annual platform for design-driven products and state-of-the-art architectural solutions was recently held in Bologna, Italy from September 28 - October 2, 2010. With over 510 tile manufacturers present, the fair gave visitors a preview of the hottest, most innovative ceramic and porcelain collections before they hit the marketplace. On the style front, interesting cutouts, lace, oversized flowers, skinny stripes and mid-century modern stood out on the tile runway. In line with the times, visitors experienced a bounty of organic influences ranging from rustic wood-looks to natural stone and concrete. And who can forget about sustainable design and technological innovation? New slim formats, digital printing and tiles with antibacterial properties and photovoltaic panels were introduced by numerous companies at the show and will surely make a big impact on the A&D community throughout the year. MORE

 
  Cersaie 2010. Building Dwelling Thinking and Climate Change. September 28 - October 2. Bologna, Italy.

 
 

Now in its 28th year, Cersaie has made a name for itself as the premier International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. With an exhibit space of 176,000 square meters and 1,036 exhibitors from 34 different countries, the 5-day trade fair, held from September 28 - October 2, 2010 at the Bologna Fairgrounds, is a showcase for cutting-edge products, modern designs and foremost trends. Like the 2009 conference program, this year's edition will address key issue facing the architecture and design industry and feature a number of well-regarded speakers. MORE

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy 2010 Design Competition Winners

 
 

The winners of the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2010 were announced at the International Press Conference during Coverings trade show in Orlando. This year's winners represent a veritable 'who's who" in design industry. In the Commercial category, the award went to Karim Rashid for his bold use of tile, which he designed for Refin and DesignTaleStudio, in the Prizeotel Hotel in Bremen, Germany. MORE

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Returns to Florida for AIA 2010. Showcases Range of Innovation and Design-Forward New Tile Collections (Miami, FL, June 10-12)

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will continue its US spring tradeshow circuit with the AIA National Convention. The theme for the 2010 show is "Design as Exploration" and the CTI booth (# 379) has been coordinated to meet this overarching message. Designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda of D&L, it will showcase a range of new tile collections from Italy's leading producers. From commercial retrofits to new facilities clad in large format porcelain tiles, these products carry with them the time-honored history of tile and the future of architectural innovation. They are just one example of the diverse array of design-driven and sustainably-focused introductions that will be on display in the 2010 booth. More than 50 different pieces will be laid out on six well-lit tables so that guests can actually touch the products and move them around to compare the pieces with others on display. MORE

 
  Design-Driven Tiles On Display at ICFF (New York, Jacob Javits Convention Center, May 15-18)

 
 

Just two weeks after Coverings, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be back in action. This time, New York City will be the backdrop. The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian manufacturers, have set up a number of opportunities for trade professionals and design-savvy consumers to see what�s available in the marketplace. To start, products from 13 different companies will be on display in the CTI booth (#1420), designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda, at the ICFF. Beyond the show CTI will be actively promoting its local high-end retailers, dealers and distributors. Like last year, eye-catching flags bearing the Ceramic Tiles of Italy signature logo will be placed outside the entrances of participating Manhattan-based distributors of Italian tile. MORE

 
  A Treat for the Senses at Coverings 2010 (Orlando, April 27-30)

 
 

Ceramic Tiles of Italy and its member manufacturers are ready to treat Coverings attendees to a true Italian experience. In its second year the CTI central exhibit (booth #4623) designed by minimalist architect Michael P. Johnson will be clad in tile from countertop to bottom to show the versatile, durable and hygienic properties of this building product. The exhibit will feature a ventilated wall fa�ade clad in large format Italian porcelains, which will be used to demonstrate the ease of installation and technical benefits of this energy-saving system. Show attendees will enjoy typical treats including traditional pasta dishes, wines, cappuccinos and espressos each and every day at the booth. MORE

 
  Educational Seminars from Ceramic Tiles of Italy: the industry is spreading the word about the benefits of choosing ceramic and porcelain tiles made in Italy.

 
 

Beyond the Surface: The Skinny on Italian Tile. February 16, 2010

Beyond the Surface: The Skinny on Italian Tile was a hit in Phoenix. Sponsored by Ceramic Tiles of Italy and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the travelling program featured CEU accredited sessions from industry experts and gave attendees an opportunity to see what�s new in the local market.
The event began with a tour of the award-winning MobFab project, designed and constructed by students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
The program was followed by two CEU accredited sessions. The first, presented by design journalist Jen Renzi, was focused on trends in the Italian tile industry. It was followed by a 1-hr seminar on installation and specification of large format tile presented by Gerald Sloan and Michael Whistler of NTCA.

Product Placement 2.1, February 22, 2010 @ Nemo Tile Company, New York.
Product Placement 2.1, the fifth-installment of this popular event, was all about tile. The sessions, moderated by design journalist Julie Taraska and PR/marketing powerhouse Kimberly Oliver, concentrated on emerging trends, technologies and inspirations.

 


 
  Trade mission of US Journalists and Architects to CERSAIE 2009 Bologna, Italy - September 29-October 3

 
  This year marks the 27th anniversary of Cersaie, the world's largest international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. In addition to top products, Cersaie will host "Building, Dwelling, Thinking", a conference program focusing on new industry trends, remodeling, sustainable architecture and social design. The event will feature more than 50 speakers and include a keynote presentation by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. His session called "Creating Architecture" will focus on his internationally recognized projects and is sure to be inspirational and informative.

The Ceramic Tile Center of the Italian Trade Commission in New York, together with Confindustria Ceramica - the industry association - has invited a delegation of US journalists and architects to attend Cersaie 2009 in Bologna, Italy.

Media representatives from prestigious trade and consumer magazines, such as Architect, Architectural Record, Contract, Dwell, Interior Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Metropolitan Home and others will be able to experience the show's cutting-edge products, modern designs and foremost trends firsthand, and share their findings with the American marketplace.

As part of the 2009 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition Award, the principal/project manager from each of the three winning architectural firms will also join the delegation. These include: Cooper Carry (commercial category winner), Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (residential category winner) and Baldinger Architectural Studio (institutional category winner).

For more information about the trade show visit: www.cersaie.it.

Image: Cersaie 2009 poster by Mario Botta.
 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy at dwell on design
Los Angeles, CA June 26-28, 2009
Los Angeles, Convention center (both #2019)

 
 

After a whirlwind spring season, with exhibits at Coverings (Chicago), AIA (San Francisco) and ICFF (New York), Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be making one more stop at the "West Coast's largest modern design event" - Dwell on Design on June 26-28. Organized by the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the industry association, Ceramic Tiles of Italy is setting up a small institutional exhibit (booth #2019) that will showcase cutting-edge designs and innovative formats.

In addition, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will host a "Tile 101: Beyond The Surface" seminar on Saturday, June 27 at 4pm as part of the Dwell Innovation Conference. Amber Bravo, a contributing editor at Dwell, will talk about trends, types and applications of Italian tiles, using historical examples of tile installations to support the present day case studies.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will also be a part of the sustainable design exhibit by DESIGNBOOM called Kitchen Ecology with a range of LEED-compliant tiles on display and will show a collection of avant-garde tile-clad chairs designed by young architects in the show's Registration Area.

View our seminar "Tile 101: Beyond The Surface. Innovative Design Applications for Ceramic Tile" by Amber Bravo at Dwell on Design 09 LA.

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  CERAMIC TILES OF ITALY PAVILION AT ICFF 2009

 
 


For the first time, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be exhibiting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair that will take place in New York, May 16-19, as part of the i Saloni Worldwide pavilion.

This exceptional participation is part of a special promotional program, promoted and supported by the Ministry of Industrial Development aimed at strengthening the Made in Italy in the US and we invite you all to come to New York and see the best Italy has to offer.

Ceramic Tile of Italy pavilion, designed by the internationally acclaimed Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, will feature 13 leading Italian manufacturers and will offer a unique overview of the latest formats, technologies and designs.

Click on company logo to learn more about Ceramic Tiles of Italy exhibitors at ICFF.

Click here to view our videos: Ceramic Tiles of Italy at ICFF 2009 and Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition Exhibit in Meatpacking District.

Click here for Schedule of Events at ICFF.

Click here for read about Ceramic Tiles of Italy pavilion at ICFF designed by Michele de Lucchi.

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Click here for a list of participating Manhattan dealers and retailers

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  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Announces 2009 Design Competition Winners

 
  Commercial Winner: Cooper Carry for Newport Center Renovation
Institutional Winner: Baldinger Architectural Studio, Inc. for the Disability Empowerment Center of Arizona
Residential Winner: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Additional information and images are available by visiting the competition's official website. The 2010 edition is underway - keep checking the site for updates and details.

 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy at AIA 2009
San Francisco, April 30 - May 2
The Moscone Center

 
 
In its continuous effort to promote Italian tiles in the US, the Italian Trade Commission, together with Confindustria Ceramica, the industry association, participated at the AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition, an event organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The convention took place in San Francisco from April 30 to May 2. The state-of-the-art exhibit, designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda and launched for the first time at AIA 2008 in Boston, featured the latest trendsetting tiles and technical achievements from Italy. The design of the booth with its inventive concept of an open space, allowed guests to easily navigate the area and experience the carefully chosen selection of products. Company catalogs and educational materials were available for guests to take along with them for reference.

In addition to the institutional presence at AIA, on April 30, the opening day of the show, speakers Michael P. Johnson, Michael P. Johnson Design Studio and Paul Shahriari, Green Mind, Inc., addressed the AIA audience on the topic of ceramic ventilated facades and their sustainable characteristics. The AIA accredited seminar "Ceramic Ventilated Facades On the Rise: Design/Cost Impact of Innovative and Energy-Efficient Exterior Porcelain Facades" .
 


 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Announces 2008 Design Competition Winners  
  When American designers work with Italian materials, great things happen. The 2008 winners of the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition serve as an outstanding example of American design and Italian innovation. Award recipients in each category were announced during the International Press Conference held at Coverings and include:

Commercial Winner: BKA Architects, Inc for the Samsonite Corporate Headquarters
Institutional Winner: Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects for the Cleveland Job Corps Center for the Department of Labor
Residential Co-Winner: Division1 Architects for the Roberts Residence
Residential Co-Winner: Koji Tsutsui for the Industrial Designer House
Legend Award Winner: Michael P. Johnson Design Studios


Additional information and images are available by visiting the competition's official website. The 2009 edition is underway � keep checking the site for updates and details.
 
  A look back at Coverings 2008  
  New product innovation soared in the Italian pavilion. Manufacturers set forth their trendsetting introductions and the trade responded enthusiastically. Fashion-forward patterns, surface textures and shimmering metallic colorways were seen at every Italian exhibitor booth. These new tile collections are landing in dealers and distributors across the country. The 2008 edition of Coverings also marked the final year for Bernard Tschumi�s masterpiece. The crowd-favorite booth went out in high-style as it was clad in elegant gold and platinum tiles. Big plans including a brand new design for the Ceramic Tiles of Italy booth are in the works for the 2009 show, which will be held from April 21-24 in Chicago, IL.


Photo by Frank Oudeman 
 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy at AIA 2008  
  The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica launched a new informational booth at the AIA Convention in Boston, MA (May 15-17). Designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy exhibit was a crowd favorite. The design of the booth with its inventive concept of an open space, allowed guests to easily navigate the area and experience the carefully curated selection of products. Company catalogs and educational materials were available for guests to take along with them for reference.


Photo by Oscar Einzig 
 


 
  Ceramic Tiles of Italy Flies High at Coverings 2007  
  New introductions from leading producers of Italian tile were used to construct this modern masterpiece. With its banded tile floor, futuristic mesh-mounted tile curtains and glowing banner tubes, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy booth, designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, takes innovation to new levels.
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  Top Design - A look at the seven leading projects selected in the 2007 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition  
  The "Evensong Spa," developed by testani design troupe and CMD Architects, was selected as one of two winning projects in the commercial category of the 2007 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition. The entranceway features a stunning circular maze-pattern created out of slate inspired Sant'Agostino floor tiles from the "Gemstone" collection and tiny white rock. This Italian tile collection also extends from the manicure and pedicure areas, to the men's and women's locker room floors, shower, steam room and whirlpool walls.
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  Neocon Tile Ceramic Tiles of Italy Makes a Lasting Impression on NeoCon Crowd  
  NeoCon World's Trade Fair, held from June 11-13, 2007 at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, marked the final stop on the spring tradeshow circuit for Ceramic Tiles of Italy. The state-of the-art exhibit, designed by Mitchell Mauk and his team, was part of the ASCTEX pavilion and featured the latest trendsetting tiles from Italy. The innovative space served as a resource center, offering visitors a wealth of educational materials and assorted company catalogs.
 
  AIA Italian Tile Ceramic Tiles of Italy at AIA 2007  
  With its signature red and white color scheme and sleek geometric design- the Ceramic Tiles of Italy exhibit at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio, TX was a crowd favorite. Developed by Mauk Design, the oversized exhibit served a number of functions including an information point; a space for AIA accredited seminars and a showcase for new Italian tile introductions.