Like Moby Dick
Keynote speaker at Cersaie 2017, Diébédo Francis Kéré was awarded the most prominent international award in architecture. Among the reasons for the award, the aptitude demonstrated in "finding brilliant, stimulating and revolutionary ways" to some of the crucial questions of contemporary architecture.
With another record year of exceptional projects showcasing inventive uses of Italian tile, Ceramics of Italy officially announced the winners of the 2022 Tile Competition. With the competition’s five categories – Multi-Family Residential, Single-Family Residential, Commercial, Institutional, and Student – all proving to be highly competitive, the international jury ultimately chose five winners and three honorable mentions based on visual appeal, use of Italian tile, sustainable attributes, and overall design.
A video clip and brochure illustrate the four pivotal points on which the sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry is based: process sustainability, product sustainability, sustainability certifications, and social responsibility. Ceramic tiles lead the way with the first ISO international sector standard for sustainable products.
Italian ceramic products cater for the new home design requirements of flexibility and customisation, the need for intimate spaces and the desire for visually-striking effects that brighten up the home
A short film and a publication entitled "Atlas of Italian Ceramics, Surfaces for Architecture and Urban Space from 1945 to 2018" describe how Italian companies have sold their products all over the world, contributing to the visibility of the “Made in Italy” trademark and promoting the uniquely Italian vision of modern living.
Italian ceramic tile is a material that comes in enormous array of designs and colours and in sizes ranging from just a few centimetres to side lengths of 1.5 metres. It can be used on floors and walls and for bathroom and kitchen countertops.