The Italian ceramic tile industry finds itself in one of the most paradoxical situations in its history. On the one hand, it is flooded with orders for its products from Italy and other countries around the world; on the other, it is facing huge increases in the costs of all production factors
Les chiffres du Cersaie 2021, le Salon International de la Céramique pour l’Architecture et des Ameublements pour salles de bains, qui s’est tenu à Bologne la dernière semaine de septembre confirme la centralité de cet événement dans le paysage mondial.
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.
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.
Increased interest in home renovation and all relevant building products and materials is giving a boost to the international construction market and opening up major new areas of growth for the Italian ceramic tile industry
Ceramic tile data report a strong sales recovery on all main markets in the first few months of 2021. This positive dynamic transcends the statistical bounce due to the calculation basis, and it is also accompanied by highly interesting prospects in the medium and long term.
In the two and a half years since they were first launched on air, the 23 videos making up the digital campaign on the values of ceramics entitled “Ceramics. A safe choice” have been viewed 14 million times on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram in markets around the world.
Cersaie will be back as an in-person show from 27 September to 1 October 2021 in the Bologna Exhibition Centre, where it will occupy all the available floor space (as […]
The exceptional nature of the current situation opens up new opportunities in all sectors, including the world of architecture and construction where Italian bricks, tiles and ceramic sanitaryware play a leading role
In mid-February, the organisers of Cersaie revealed the dates for the 2021 edition of the show, confirming its customary late-September scheduling while at the same time announcing an important new feature
According to numerous studies of consumer behaviour conducted in Italy and abroad over the past few months, the pandemic has enhanced the perception of the places we live in, their […]
December is traditionally the time for conducting a preliminary analysis of the year that is about to end. Taking stock is always a useful exercise, but this year it is […]
“But ceramic… is a safe choice”, the third step in the promotional campaign entitled “The Values of Ceramics”, has been on air in Italy since the end of July with […]
The Covid-19 pandemic is transforming our world in profound ways, some of which are of great relevance to the international construction industry. And although these transformations are taking place against […]
Saturday October 17th was the closing day of Saie – Riparti Italia (“Restarting Italy”) which hosted the Ceramics and Brick Area, a 200 sq m space promoted by Confindustria Ceramica to […]
The revival of the great design masters, starting with Gio Ponti, is a modern trend in which ceramic also meets the need for healthy spaces.
“But ceramic… is a safe choice” went online in Italy at the end of July and is set to launch in key European markets in September. After being introduced to […]
The organisers of Cersaie have worked hard to explore the possibility of holding an international level trade fair, but they have had to recognise that the general conditions determined by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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, 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 […]
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 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 […]
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’.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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.
The new website www.ceramica.info 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.
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.
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.
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.