In one of the temples of Milanese motorcycling, where research, exclusivity and style take centre stage, the tyres do not bite into tarmac but an elegant porcelain tiled floor
This is the stylistic mix adopted for the two new US showrooms recently opened by Copenhagen-based clothing brand Ganni. The project combined a careful choice of materials with cheerful, lively colours in keeping with the brand's signature style while maintaining Scandinavian tradition and green credentials
Designed by architect Stefano Pigazzani, the new beauty salon in Portogruaro is inclusive and full of character thanks to its striking black-and-white colour scheme
A high fashion womenswear boutique in the province of Palermo stands out for its curved lines, warm, intimate atmospheres and sophisticated interplay of modernity and vintage elements
A colourful ceramic carpet marks out routes in the Eurostop shopping centre in Halmstad
A unique metal cladding envelops a luxury multi-level car showroom
The guiding principle behind the Italian fashion brand Luisa Spagnoli appears to be a perfect balance between stylistic and technological research and the brand's almost hundred-year heritage of skilled craftsmanship and high-quality fabrics
The Al Falaj Hotel in Oman's capital has opened a new tea lounge designed by the same architects who built the hotel itself
Discovery Place in Johannesburg, South Africa is a kind of microcosm designed to foster well-being, creativity and interaction between employees
In Selfridges Manchester Trafford, shopping for personal care products in the Hair & Beauty Hall is a multi-sensorial experience that also appeals to a personal sensibility for architecture
The new Parah Boutique store in Forte dei Marmi, designed by Foro Studio, stands out for its powder pink tones and natural textured surfaces inspired by a sense of authentic femininity and the brand's sophisticated spirit
Along with the atmospheres of Prague's old city centre, the stores in The Prague Style Outlets shopping centre recreate the forms of the capital's old buildings together with a touch of modernity
Torre Prada brings to completion the project for the Fondazione Prada complex which was opened three years ago. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city and features a striking optical-effect black and white paving consisting of porcelain laminate panels installed in a slightly curved and visually-striking layout
When completed, the Mondojuve shopping centre will become one of the largest structures of its kind in Italy with a multifunctional outdoor space serving as a year-round event and leisure venue
In the renovation project for this historic covered market, the existing structure has been enhanced by the design of the ceramic floor covering, which offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the original pattern through meticulous use of small size elements
The prestigious new headquarters of the financial group Alexander Forbes successfully combines energy efficiency and innovation with a parterre paved entirely with Italian ceramic tile
The Brookwood Village shopping centre designed by TVS Design stands out for its warm, welcoming atmosphere
As an expression of design culture, Singapore and its Plaza Singapura shopping centre bring together history, culture, architecture and the commercial soul of a city
The iconic "Il Centro" shopping centre building in Arese, one of Europe's largest retail spaces, stands on the site where the legendary Alfa Romeo cars were built
The Davide Signorin footwear boutique stands out for its marble-look surfaces
The iconic "Il Centro" shopping centre building in Arese, one of Europe's largest retail spaces, stands on the site where the legendary Alfa Romeo cars were built
High-quality stone-effect porcelain ventilated façades have been chosen for a residential building in Morbegno, where industrial heritage, landscape and contemporary architecture blend together through the use of rational materials and geometric shapes
The Residence is a display home where porcelain tiles from express the concept of contemporary luxury
In a large futuristic department store, architecture, history and graphic design have been united through skilful use of custom-made finishings and furnishings
The synaesthesia between food and cooking provided the inspiration for this renovation and expansion project in an 18th century building in the centre of Bolzano
The allure of Japanese culture is much in evidence in the new Muji store in Milan, the result of a renovation and expansion project in which the materials and design strategies were specially chosen to forge a link between the cultures of Italy and Japan
The new store located at 350 S Grand Ave in Bunker Hill District of downtown Los Angeles reflects the steady growth of the Moleskine brand
The Italian elegance of the Brunello Cucinelli luxury clothing collections is reflected in the porcelain finishings and floor coverings chosen for the terrace of the renowned fashion brand's recently-opened New York store
A project to convert a former printworks into a craft weaving shop in the central Italian town of Spello aims to introduce new functional solutions while preserving elements of the original architecture and blending in harmoniously with the location
Country life provides the inspiration for interior design
The recently expanded Eracle Sports Center, owned by Italian footballer Gianluca Zambrotta, offers an innovative range of multidisciplinary activities, recreational spaces and a spa close to the centre of Como
In this luminous, ethereal space devoted to the cult of wine, a welcoming table and bench, informal sofas and chairs and artfully-designed lighting create the ideal atmosphere for tasting wine in the company of friends
Bangkok 1982, Bangkok 2016: one building, two utterly different stories
The unmistakeable style of Toni&Guy's London's salon, where the Concept Stone porcelain tile collection from Gardenia Orchidea was chosen for its urban chic beauty
In Croissanteria Lab, a new pastry shop concept
A small, elegant boulangerie in a provincial Belgian town combines a range of surface coverings and large size tiles to create a cleanly styled space with a warm, welcoming ambience
Design, innovation, emotion, well-being, energy sustainability and visibility: the new BID ON Fashion store designed by Roberto Drigo is all of this and more
Wormland is a go-to store for metropolitan style menswear.
The Coop's refurbished shopping centres in Siena, Poggibonsi, Castelfiorentino, Borgo San Lorenzo and Agliana are all signed by Milanese architects Lombardini22, who also set new general guidelines for refurbishing and upgrading the Coop's structures and image.
The Thy Madame beauty salon recently opened in Pistoia is a point of reference for women with sophisticated tastes who in addition to having their hair styled are in search of an all-round aesthetic and emotional experience
A remodelling project by Andrea Piccinelli updates the identity of a well known, historic boutique in the centre of Pistoia, with styling with an international flavour and a focus on materials
Stories, memories, life, from the floor up! This concept store in Scandiano offers outfits and emotions.
This supermarket in Skopje is the latest addition to the Macedonian Tinex chain, which has always understood the value of a familiar, welcoming atmosphere.
Authenticity, freshness and health are conveyed with creative flair in LePur's flagship yogurt shop, designed by Stefano Avesani and Marcella Campa
An ultra-modern new shopping centre emerges behind a discerningly restored, historic Art Deco façade
Fashion, food and design: ceramic and luxury go hand-in-hand
This project in a historically important location has cleverly minimised impact on the environment by adopting an original underground solution
Not far from Notre Dame in Paris, a new concept in community supermarkets is transforming the daily chore of shopping into an exciting sensory experience that blends tradition with innovation.
A Baroque building in the heart of Turin's old city centre has been restored to its former glory as part of a meticulous renovation project combining old and contemporary decorative elements. Starting out from the choice of materials
The most prestigious sports centre on Australia's Gold Coast has been expanded with a transparent, lightweight multipurpose building resting gracefully on the coastal plainvvvvvv
Combining ancient and modern elements, the practice DFG Architetti has created a warm, welcoming project for Panificio San Giuseppe in Ragusa
Striking, iconic surfaces take centre stage in the Offside Sport store in Faenza
The new Morrisons store recently opened in the northern suburbs of Britain's capital city chooses Italian ceramics for its interiors
The extension has added 20,000 sq.m to the floor surface of what is now the biggest shopping centre in the region, featuring 220 stores, 48 restaurants, a multiplex cinema, a fitness centre and a family entertainment centre
The historic dock buildings are given a new lease of life in a carefully designed redevelopment project in which ceramic tile plays a key technological and emotional role
In this new Skechers store, materials that reassuringly evoke local traditions underscore the contemporary spirit of the brand's footwear
The thousand-year-old Sicilian food and wine culture meets the vintage spirit of Sicilia's bar-restaurants, the ideal places in which to feast on the culinary delights of Sicily in a retro style ambience
Opened in 2015 to a design by Nábito architects, the children's footwear store has a luminous, uncluttered style in which everything is made with its young customers in mind
Light and modernity take pride of place in the Lorenzo il Parrucchiere hairdresser shop, where functionality meets tradition
The Puma Store between physical movement and digital technology
In Klerksdorp, South Africa, a shopping centre narrates the rich history of the region through the use of sophisticated and essential forms and materials.
A judicious use of colour gives new life and architectural unity to the essential volumes of a new multifunctional centre
Located within the former gardens of the British Embassy on Bangkok's main shopping street, Ploenchit Road, Central Embassy is an ultra-luxury shopping mall with a futuristic aluminium façade inspired by ancient Thai temples
The balance between innovation and tradition that is part of the Lithuanian national character is clearly evidenced in the Shoe Gallery in Vilnius
Jersey Gardens Mall is a crossroads between pedestrian flows and retail activities.
Built on the site of a disused paper mill, the shopping centre fits perfectly into the surrounding urban history
This pharmacy located in the splendid Piazza Indipendenza in Bellinzona, a 3-minute walk from the road leading up to the Castle of Montebello, is owned by the Tamò family
The Archea firm of architects has redesigned the commercial spaces of Florence's San Lorenzo market in a modern vein for food artisans
Built near Catania, the "Centro Sicilia" shopping centre is an eloquent example of the power of modern architecture
Built in 1977, the large Orange County shopping mall has been completely renovated using Italian tiles
AC Milan's new headquarters designed by architect Fabio Novembre is an extraordinary communication tool
Two nineteenth century granaries built on the banks of the river Danube encounter the visionary architecture of Kas Oosterhuis
Opened in Milan's fashion district, the Sicis boutique showcases masterpieces of micromosaics
A St. Petersburg department store has been refurbished as part of an interior design project inspired by nature, a concept enhanced by the original use of porcelain tiles
In Dallas, Texas a covered plaza has been given a new lease of life as an oasis for all seasons, where fountains and vegetation are immersed in a controlled microclimate.
A meticulously crafted brand image based on the use of Italian ceramic tiles
Flagship store at 52 Corso Buenos Aires expresses new brand image
The new Oakley flagship showroom for the EMEA area opened in Milan
In the old centre of Augsburg, a portion of a 16th-century building has been converted into the store of Greenglam, a leading brand of natural and organic cosmetics
In a recently refurbished historic grocery store, ceramic tiles and wood complement traditional culinary products
An elegant retail and socialisation venue uses an array of finely waterjet-cut porcelain tiles to break away from traditional compositional layouts
Located on the south-eastern coast of the island of Hong Kong, the Stanley Plaza shopping centre offers a cosmopolitan shopping experience that combines nature and architecture
The Hirshleifer's Shoe store blends Italian culture with an American design idiom
A contemporary neoclassical building in the centre of Belgrade is home to a luxury watch boutique
A renovation project for a historic dealership features eye-catching graphics and bright colours, plus a ceramic tiled road for KTM's two and four-wheeled vehicles
In the giant shopping mall called The Avenues in Kuwait City, porcelain tile plays a key role in the store of a leading international luxury and fashion brand
The remodelling of a Helsinki shopping centre
The recent opening of a boutique store in the centre of Milan by one of the leading international fashion houses has highlighted the natural alliance between two world-famous areas of Italian excellence
A place that meets motorists' every need. A comfortable and relaxing rest stop offering high-quality functional services
One of the largest shopping centres in the Liguria region, it is inspired by the unique colours and landscapes of the renowned Cinque Terre coast
Porcelain floor tiles serve as the unifying element in a clothes retail space
"FARMACIA DOTT.CERIALI": NEW FUNCTIONS AND AN EFFECTIVE COORDINATED BRAND IMAGE
The personal style of the young Spanish designer at the Camper stores in Genoa, London and Glasgow
In a new and sophisticated fashion showroom, the ceramic surfaces take on more than just an aesthetic role
A vibrant new development by Renzo Piano puts ceramic on London's architectural map
The new Cvjetni multifunctional complex opened in Zagreb's central "Flower Square" in May last year adds to the elegance and discreet charm of this cosmopolitan city.
Made from 40% recycled material, the ceramic floor coverings in the Singapore Hard Rock Cafe appear to be studded with thousands of jewels, shimmering star-like reflections created by a blend of selected raw materials and haematite powder.
A permanent furniture show inside a shopping mall constructed around a large covered square.
PALE AND DARK STRIPS OF CERAMIC MATERIAL ENHANCE THE SPACES IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF WESTA BY OLIVER WEBER
NOT FAR FROM ZURICH, A LARGE, AIRY COMPLEX DEVOTED TO THE WORLD OF GARDENING COMBINES RETAIL AREAS WITH A LARGE HOTHOUSE-LIKE SPACE FOR PLANTS AND FLOWERS
THE NATURAL LIGHT AND THE DYNAMIC DESIGN OF THE CERAMIC SURFACES REVEAL THE COMPLEX STRUCTURE OF THE TROYKA SHOPPING CENTRE
CERAMIC TILE DELIVERS MAXIMUM FUNCTIONALITY IN A CAR DEALERSHIP
HOW THE CITY CHANGES. VIEWING MILAN THROUGH WELL-LIT SHOWROOMS
The redevelopment and expansion of Scarborough Town Centre in Toronto marks a strategic new approach to shopping centre design.
With its porcelain floor tiling, the Mazda dealership in Nef, Switzerland is an authentic showroom that represents a new architectural trend in the sector.
An optical store in the province of Milan provides an outstanding example of an appealing but discreet space that displays products to the full
With their large floor spaces and open areas, shopping centres are destined to redraw the landscape of the suburbs, in the best cases forging new territorial identities.
Barton Creek Square in Austin features more than 180 commercial spaces devoted to America's most prestigious brands
Five floors of design and exclusive offerings in a vintage building
Exercises of luxury and design from a new player on the international fashion shopping scene.
Completely refurbished, the shop has now been expanded with a first-floor restaurant.
The ceramic floor tiling in the Focus Mall in the Polish city of Piotrkòw Trybunalski, opened in 2009, explores the theme of urban itineraries through a design concept that combines harmony with strong visual impact.
The 50,000 square metre mall also serves as a social meeting point in the Aniene valley
Chanel's style is reflected in the spatial layout and materials, a combiantion of luxury and artificial nature
An innovative ceramic tile installation layout and unusual colours lend architectural strength to a building with simple shapes
BASEL (SWITZERLAND). WITH ITS FLUID VOLUMES AND GLOSSY SURFACES, THE CRISTOFOLI SHOWROOM IS A FUNCTIONAL SPACE THAT EXPLOITS THE BEAUTY OF THE CERAMIC TILES TO PROMOTE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DESIGNERS AND CUSTOMERS.
A new shopping mall in Norway exploits the aesthetic qualities of ceramic tiles to organise pedestrian routes and flows
A return to minimalist design in the Lea Ceramiche Showroom in Milan represents a splendid tribute to the architecture of the masters of rationalism
German cars meet Italian aesthetics in St. Petersburg
IMAGE COORDINATED WITH THE REFERENCE BRAND AND COMPOSITIONAL MODULARITY COMBINED WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
A SHOPPING MICRO-CITY WITH AN ANCIENT HEART AND AN OUTER SKIN THAT GLITTERS LIKE TRENTINO ROCK
Italian ceramic tiles played a key role in the spectacular remodelling project for Terminal 4 in Arizona's largest airport
The Granada Mall: a space of intercultural relations
LE TORRI COMPLEX, A CONTEMPORARY AGORA IN VILLA VERUCCHIO (PROVINCE OF RIMINI)
An elegant ceramic tile carpet forms the backdrop for a kaleidoscope of colours from the world of textiles
In Weimar, home to Goethe and the Bauhaus movement, the renovation of a large historic building features the use of porcelain tiles with a high aesthetic and technological content from Ceramica del Conca
Outlets, tertiary centres, fashion districts and shopping malls: contemporary places whose exceptional design characteristics must be enhanced by an appropriate use of materials
The Avenues Mall is the largest shopping centre in Kuwait and in under a year has become the country's leading attraction
Market, shops, public spaces: architecture for a new urban location