Cersaie delivers the latest in tile—from Italy to the rest of the world.
The annual Cersaie tile exhibition in Bologna, Italy, is always an expansive showcase of both the latest and most extraordinary offerings from the international tile market. Several trends were omnipresent this year; wood-look tile is still hot, while textured and textile-inspired selections seemed to pop up in seemingly every space on the
show floor, which comprised 491 ceramic tile companies. Tiles with three-dimensional effects
were also creating a buzz at this year’s edition of Cersaie, in addition to patterns and styles you
would traditionally see on wallpaper. Large formats—more like slabs—were also popular on
the show floor, as were stylish outdoor options. The possibilities with today’s tile are endless—
designs with just about any visual are feasible and they now travel beyond floors and walls.
Read on for editor-selected product highlights from Cersaie 2016.
A. Les Couleurs Suisse AG of Zurich holds
the exclusive international rights to Le Corbusier’s
unique “Polychromie Architecturale” system and
has granted Gigacer Spa the license to use the
original Les Couleurs Le Corbusier colors in LCS
Ceramics, its porcelain stoneware collection for
architectural specification. Le Corbusier's fascination
with the balanced colors he found in nature, and his
"Architectural Polychromy" based on a structured
and artistic palette are still relevant today as shown
through the intriguing use of his designs.
B. The 3D Wall Collection from Atlas Concorde
comprises rectified monocaliber white body wall tiles.
The range of three-dimensional ceramic surfaces
breathes new life into walls with geometrical and
textured patterns ideal for contemporary environments. The Kite selection, pictured here, features
marked lines that come to life depending on the
viewer’s position and the angle of light.
C. Eve by Ceramica Bardelli is a collection of
handmade ceramic tiles with a matte finish. The line
was created in collaboration with Marcel Wanders,
an eclectic interior designer and art director of several
international design brands. Eve delivers elegance
with a touch of rustic to modern locations.
D. With the wood-effect glazed porcelain of
Tagina’s Rivamancina it is possible to create and
give life to any project, big or small. The collection
gives a nod to tradition with an eye focused on the
future. Large-format sizing allows end users to cover
more surface area and create a striking visual with
an aesthetic that includes intricate detail.
By Jenna Lippin | Photography courtesy of Ceramics of Italy