Stone, marble, cement and metal are today’s most on-trend surface finishes in the field of ceramic sanitaryware. They respond to a desire for contact with the earth and with nature in general while bringing a new and highly distinctive character to any bathroom space.
The 2022/2023 ceramic tile trends hold up a mirror to our times and reveal a very different world to the one that came before it, a world shaped by the new social behaviours, patterns of consumption and working practices that established themselves during the pandemic. Without doubt, we are living in an age of ceaseless transformation
At the 2022 edition of Cersaie, the world’s preeminent exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, naturalistic was the name of the game. Earthy hues, warm tones, and botanical patterns were evident throughout the show while new types of natural material looks presented an element of wonder and surprise.
Italian ceramic products cater for the new home design requirements of flexibility and customisation, the need for intimate spaces and the desire for visually-striking effects that brighten up the home
The increasingly popular vintage trend combines twentieth-century geometries and decorations with the latest technological innovations in terms of water saving, production process efficiency and materials research
An exceptional achievement both for the Italian ceramic industry and for Cersaie, the world’s foremost exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings which has been collaborating with ADI and its Emilia-Romagna Observatory for more than seven years.
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.
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.
Over the last year we have all had to make minor or major adjustments to the way we use our living spaces, and the tile producers’ proposals for the coming months could hardly fail to take these transformations into account.
Reducing water consumption is one of the most important goals of a sustainable bathroom. This is the idea behind the Italian government’s “Water Bonus” incentive aimed at encouraging the replacement of bathroom fixtures and taps with new-generation models
Despite the cancellation of Cersaie and other design tradeshows around the world, Italian manufacturers continue to invent new designs and invest in technologies to keep expanding the versatility and value...
Renovating a home or purchasing sanitary fixtures for a new property are actions that inevitably have environmental consequences. This is why it is becoming increasingly urgent to make decisions that strike the right balance between cost, aesthetics and sustainability
The latest porcelain tile collections are no longer adopted exclusively as floor and wall coverings but are increasingly being used to define and divide up spaces by means of their colours and textures, and they are even taking on a new role as furnishing and interior design elements
The elegance of marble, the natural colours of wood, the timeless appeal of stone and decorations inspired by Italian craftsmanship are the dominant trends amongst the Italian ceramic tile companies’ 2020 collections
An age-old material is discovering fresh creative and productive opportunities through the use of cutting-edge design and manufacturing technologies. Traditional skills are being revisited with a view to consolidating and preserving time-honoured craft techniques.
First held at Cersaie 2016, the Press Cafés aim to promote discussion of ceramics in architectural design through informal meetings between industry professionals, companies and editors of leading Italian magazines in the sector, such as AD and Interni.
The pervasive and increasingly sophisticated presence of technology – albeit virtually invisible and highly user-friendly – sparks a desire for rough, minimalist and aesthetically low-profile bathroom furnishing solutions where re-used materials are combined with latest-generation or industrial-inspired surfaces.
The bathroom is currently the most exciting domestic space in terms of aesthetic and technological research. Today’s this space is focusing not just on functional performance but also on its emotional and multisensorial components.
The bathroom brings together several different sectors including furnishings, taps and sanitaryware, each of which is proposing new products featuring latest-generation materials and extra-luxury finishes
An aesthetically designed, ultrafunctional, welcoming and sustainable all-round living space is a fairly accurate description of the contemporary bathroom, reflecting a desire to transform what was once seen as a purely utilitarian space into an environment with a strong design content.
Underfloor heating – also known as in-floor heating or radiant floor heating – is often considered a very recent innovation, but as some people may remember it was already in use in the period between the 1950s and 1970s.
Intense, desaturated colours, soft touch surfaces, visually striking washbasins with rounded, organic shapes: the latest bathroom furnishing trends draw on elements inspired by the natural world to create a relaxing, homely atmosphere. Without forgetting the technology that discreetly underpins every function.
With market statistics suggesting that the worst of the storm is over, Italian companies can congratulate themselves on their hard work and above all their determination to remain true to their nature.
Once again this year Cersaie is showcasing tile collections produced by companies from all over the world, and once again “made in Italy” is enjoying the lion’s share, offering a parade of creativity and technology that never ceases to amaze – even in a market that has become accustomed to the extraordinary quality of Italian products.