Ceramic connections

Our homes are becoming increasingly fluid and interconnected in terms of spaces and functions: ceramic surfaces are ideal as a common thread uniting the various rooms

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FONCER, the Supplementary Pension Fund for the Italian ceramic industry

The FONCER supplementary pension fund is one of the first examples of corporate welfare promoted by a business association in cooperation with the trade unions.

The Mediterranean house: sustainable living

The Mediterranean house serves as a model in the search for new forms of circular economy in the construction industry by responding to the challenge of climate change while drawing from the architectural tradition. This type of dwelling is closely linked to the characteristics of the local area and is traditionally constructed with extensive use of Italian ceramic products and locally sourced materials.

The Italian ceramic industry’s “sustainable toolbox”

Following its social media launch over the summer and world debut at Cersaie 2022, the communication campaign focusing on the sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry is continuing with expanded content, more diversified tools and an even wider target audience.

Italian ceramic products meet the Minimum Environmental Criteria for public administration projects

Italian ceramic products meet the Minimum Environmental Criteria laid down by the Italian Ministry of the Environment for use in public administration building contracts.

The feel-good effect of Made in Italy

A passionate promoter of his Italian heritage, Sam Giunta founded Classic Ceramics (Importers) Pty Ltd in 1972 following his first visit to Saie in Bologna the previous year. Today his company has a staff of more than 50 people nationally with offices, showrooms and warehousing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

The Italian ceramic tile industry’s efforts to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

The Italian ceramic tile industry keeps constantly abreast of the risk factors associated with manual load handling. In recent years, the industry has introduced a number of technical/organisational measures and adopted shared protocols aimed at improving occupational well-being and preventing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders.

2022 Fall-Winter Tile Trend Report

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.

Photovoltaic tiles

The Italian ceramic tile industry is working to integrate photovoltaic technology into ceramic tiles in order to develop a cladding material that will be capable of reducing the energy consumption of buildings and optimising the exchange of heat between the interior and exterior. The first prototypes have shown promising results for use in the most innovative green building projects.