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The Italian ceramic industry resumes production

After resuming the shipment of finished products on 3 April, Italian ceramic companies are now restarting their production activities. This is an important step that allows companies to return to […]

Ceramic tiles for healthy buildings and high indoor living quality

One of the most topical issues in architecture today is the need to create spaces that combine appealing aesthetics with high standards of indoor living quality and avoid sick building […]

A century of Bauhaus: its legacy and the modern era

One hundred years is a highly significant number and certainly a cause for celebration. But the veritable explosion of events held to mark the centenary of the Bauhaus have far […]

Cersaie 2020, the evolution of Archincont(r)act

Archincont(r)act is a highly innovative event in the world of international trade fairs and is set to see major development at Cersaie 2020 in terms of both concept and exhibition […]

Ceramic materials, from colours to virtual reality

A focus on ceramic products in their countless colours and the use of virtual reality to visualise finished installations were among the most interesting trends in ceramic products and their […]

Find out more about the wide world of tile installation

You can’t see it, but it’s crucially important. It’s technical in nature but has a big impact on aesthetics. It’s not a tile, but it’s closely related to tiles. Just […]

Video clips exploring the many different applications of ceramics

Best known for its use on architectural surfaces and furnishings, ceramic tile is in fact a high-value material that adapts well to a wide range of applications. While the aim […]

The Italian ceramic industry and the UN’s SDGs

The Earth’s future depends on shared choices that must be made by all the world’s countries without leaving anyone behind. In its 2030 Agenda, the UN has defined 17 Sustainable […]

The home, the mirror of our inner selves

The home is increasingly a manifestation of lifestyle. It communicates our sense of being and feeling, a kind of declared self-realisation and a mirror onto our inner selves. It is […]

Open Cersaie embraces the contract sector

Open Cersaie, the new configuration of the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, adds yet another element to the overall mosaic that will be completed at the 2020 […]

Awards for architectural projects carried out using Italian ceramic tiles

In just under a month the deadline will expire for submissions to Ceramics and Design, the architecture competition for the best projects carried out in Italy by Italian architects, divided […]

Ceramic tile, the importance of high-quality installation

Ceramic floor and wall tiles are attractive, durable, healthy, easy to clean and maintain, resistant to frost, fire and smog, and ideal for covering large surfaces efficiently and with exceptional […]

You only buy what you know

Communication, the act of providing information, therefore plays a key role in the decision-making and purchasing processes. These considerations were the starting point for the communication campaign entitled ‘The values of ceramic’.

From an individual product to a complete installation

After exploiting the potential offered by Industry 4.0 technologies, the Italian ceramic industry is now taking a further major step forward in terms of its manufacturing capability. While the function […]

The outstanding value of Italian ceramic tile

Most products attain outstanding levels of performance in terms of some of their parameters but perform less well with respect to others. It is only a select few that maintain […]

The ever-faster information flows in the world of ceramics

Are we heading towards a world in which ceramic manufacturing will find itself at the centre of a data cloud? If we look closely at what is happening today, this […]

Manufacturing excellence takes the spotlight at Cersaie

There are very few exhibitions that can boast an attendance of more than 110,000 visitors, and almost none where international visitors make up almost 50% of the total. Cersaie is all of this and more.

Cersaie, the value of high-quality tile laying

For the first time ever, Cersaie is bringing together all the activities and companies involved in ceramic tile installation in a single space. Located in the new hall 31 A, the 2750 square metre Tiling Town will host all the institutional spaces and stands of companies operating in the world of tile laying.

The ninth star, that of Richard Rogers

Tuesday 25 September will be another memorable day for Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. When Richard Rogers takes the stage in the Palazzo dei Congressi to give this year’s Keynote Lecture, he will become the ninth Prizker prize laureate to take part in the Building Dwelling Thinking cultural programme.

The beauty of Cersaie 2018

True beauty is never the result of a single aspect of excellence but stems from a harmonious combination of many elegant and carefully-balanced elements. This universal principle applies not just […]

In search of Freespace at the Venice Biennale

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (26 May – 25 November 2018) is devoted to the theme of Freespace. With the aim of promoting the collective demand for architecture, Freespace centres around the concept of space that is “free” in both economic and material terms and can be experienced as a common good.

The importance of design in the use of Italian ceramic tiles

Once upon a time, there were Italian ceramic tiles with their well-known dimensional, aesthetic and technical characteristics. This was a world in which Italy enjoyed an undisputed leadership position in […]

The growing importance of large-size ceramic panels and slabs

As part of an ongoing process of technological and engineering development, 2018 has seen the start-up of a number of new plants for the production of large-size ceramic panels and slabs. This new technology complements the other well-established manufacturing processes and offers fresh business potential for the Italian tile industry.

IT & Big Data for future ceramics

With all probability, 2017 will end with an absolute record of investments in technology for ceramics, driven by the launch on the market of ceramic slabs, an economic situation showing positive signs in different markets, and by the Industry 4.0 tax incentives envisaged by the Italian Government.

The importance of installation in Italy and worldwide

The idea that Italian ceramic tiles are integral to a 'coating system' - envisaged in its broadest sense of wall or floor coating, outdoor or indoor, is getting more and more consolidated everywhere.

Industrial design on display at Cersaie

Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, is ready to open its 35th edition, where products of outstanding quality in terms of beauty, design and technology will be on display for five days.

Travelling the digital ceramic highway

The new website cerinfo.iconicsrl.com is an integrated information system that combines digital channels with the newly restyled Cer Magazine Italia. It serves as a hub of communication reaching out to all market players, a bridge between the Italian ceramic industry and the various parties involved in the purchasing cycle of this area of Italian excellence.

Ceramics as opportunity

The construction industry is going through a period of gradual transition in which quantity must be replaced by quality, new build by renovation and urban regeneration, and low-efficiency buildings by structures capable of producing more energy than they consume.

Bumblebees and Italian ceramics

It is the bumblebee paradox, i.e. the belief that this insect, because of its shape, should be incapable of flight; yet it does fly with no problems at all.

Italian ceramics, 360° green tiles

There is a particular feature that makes Italian ceramic industry stand out with respect to other world competitors: the stress it gives to sustainability, which, apart from being a peculiar quality to products and processes, lies at the bottom of the industry’s global business approach.