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.