2021 Fall-Winter Tile Trend Report

To possibly offset the dreariness of the pandemic, this year’s edition of Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramics Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - which took place in Bologna, Italy at the end of September - was popping with exuberant colors, intricate patterns, and tactile surfaces.

Amazzonite by Energieker

Five surface style trends

Floral decorations, continuity between interiors and exteriors, 3D effects, a natural material look and pictorial surfaces are among the recurring themes in the world of ceramic tiles.

Nuda Flaminia

Nature is a need

Well-being and safety are the two main bathroom design trends in evidence at Cersaie 2021. Nature is closely connected with both, combining a visual sensation of calm with the sense of reassurance that comes from projects with a low environmental footprint.

Cersaie 2021

Cersaie 2021 attended by over 62,000 visitors (including 24,000 from abroad)

Safe participation was ensured by the Green Pass. The exhibition offered an extensive programme of cultural initiatives and events. The Contract Hall and Cersaie Digital were the new features of this year's show.

The entire ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing value chain is represented at Cersaie 2021

The innovative strategy of bringing together all segments of the downstream value chain at a single event has played a key role in the success of Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.

Carlo Aymonino Fedeltà al tradimento” Triennale Milano, 14 maggio - 22 agosto 2021 (foto Luca Sgubbi)

Small Talks Reloaded – to travel is to study

Eleven famous architecture firms, after conversations in 2020 in digital mode, finally meet in person at Cersaie to discuss the theme of "travelling again"

G124 Renzo Piano: mending the Italian suburbs

A spotlight on young people, inclusion, nature, suburbs and creativity at the exhibition G124 Renzo Piano at Cersaie 2021

Odile Decq Benedetta Tagliabue

The sensitive architecture of Odile Decq and Benedetta Tagliabue

The importance of the tactile and sensorial aspects of architecture was the key theme explored by the two internationally renowned architects who addressed the conference “Sensitive Architecture” at Cersaie 2021.

Ceramica italiana sostenibilità

Italian ceramics, a sustainable choice

The sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry is based on four pivotal points: process sustainability, product sustainability, sustainability certifications, and social responsibility. Watch the video

Cersaie 2021 returns with 600 exhibitors in 15 halls

Cersaie is making its return from 27 September to 1 October in the Bologna Exhibition Centre, where some 600 exhibitors from 26 countries will completely occupy no fewer than 15 halls.