Ceramics of Italy at ICFF | by Kristin Coleman
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
For the 30th edition of ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, taking place May 20-23 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion will showcase the latest designs and technologies in Italian ceramics. Organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency, 15 premier Italian brands will display products ranging from sleek sanitaryware to ceramic and porcelain tiles popping with color and pattern, demonstrating the innovation and versatility of Italian ceramics within the broader context of architecture and design.
The member companies located in the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion (booths 2219 + 2319) will highlight new collections that are at the forefront of sustainability, innovation and design trends. Tiles showcased in the pavilion will include large format porcelains, internationally recognized designer collaborations, metal, stone and marble looks that capture the intricacies of each natural material to an impressive level of accuracy, and patterned tile collections with themes ranging from nostalgia to botanical motifs. This diverse range of ceramic tile collections demonstrate the extensive understanding Italian companies have of architects’ and designers’ needs.
Participating companies represented in the pavilion include: Atlas Concorde, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, Emilceramica, FAP, Fincibec, Florim, Gruppo Beta, GS Luxury Group, Kale Italia, Marca Corona, Mirage, Refin, Settecento, Vallelunga and Ceramica Vogue. Representatives from Ceramics of Italy and the exhibiting brands will be available throughout the show to answer questions and comment on design trends, installation techniques, technological advancements, and sustainability.
The Ceramics of Italy Pavilion at ICFF is an excellent opportunity for architects and designers to network and speak with the manufacturers directly, to learn more about the wide range of Italian ceramic products that are available for commercial, residential and institutional design needs in North America.