Ceramics of Italy’s North American tour in NYC
Javits Center in New York Jewelry Show, West 34th Street, New York, Stati Uniti
From May 21-24, at New York City’s Javits Center, 19 Ceramics of Italy manufacturers was showcase their newest collections at ICFF 2017. Taking place during NYCxDESIGN – New York City’s official citywide celebration of design – the show provided the perfect opportunity for Ceramics of Italy members to display ceramic tile and sanitaryware products within the broader design context. The Ceramics of Italy multi-brand pavilion in booths 2219 + 2319 was organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency, which was also host an information point for those looking for more information on the Italian ceramics industry.
“Due to continued advancements in tile manufacturing technology, this year’s ceramic tile introductions are bolder and bigger than ever before,” states Vittorio Borelli, President of Confindustria Ceramica. “At ICFF, guests in the Ceramics of Italy booth had the opportunity to see examples of prominent design trends from large format porcelains to three-dimensional ceramic wall coverings as well as a selection of new sanitaryware products.”
The pavilion provided a diverse sampling of Italian ceramics newly available in the North American market. There were products made in collaboration with well-known designers, architectural mosaics, tiles with naturalistic motifs such as wood and marble, and textile-inspired lines, to name a few, suitable for a variety of applications such as residential, commercial, indoor and outdoor. Participating companies included: Altaeco, Atlas Concorde, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, Emilceramica, Fap, Fincibec, Florim, Gambini Group, Gruppo Beta, GS Luxury Group, Kale Italia, Marca Corona, Mirage, Mosaico+, Ornamenta, Refin, Settecento, Simas, and Vallelunga. Throughout the space, representatives from Ceramics of Italy and the exhibiting brands were readily available to answer questions and comment on design trends, installation techniques, technological advancements, and sustainability.