Miami, Fla.—Spanish companies traveled to Italy this September to showcase their latest collections at Cersaie 2022, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. The annual event brings together architects, interior designers and tile producers to explore the latest innovations and trends in the ceramic tile sector.
Spain is a regular participant at the show and this year was no exception with 69 Spanish companies presenting their latest ceramic offerings during the weeklong fair. The contingent of Spanish ceramic manufacturers represented the second largest group of exhibitors, behind Italy, according to show organizers.
Here are some highlights of the designs seen at Cersaie 2022, according to show organizers:
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind about the elegance of tile. From subtle shading and color ways that are used by designers in residential and commercial settings, to creative uses of naturally forming striations that give added depth to walkways and flooring, these large format tiles are statement-making.
Grand uses of small formats
Creative use of small format, mosaics and deco tile provide an almost endless palate of choices for designers. Bound by rules of their own making—or no rules at all—each wall tells its own very personal story.
Today’s urban styling
Homeowners have expressed a desire to have the interior of their homes reflect the built environment around them and tile companies have responded with a plethora of products that are both chic and stylish while articulating a rough-hewn urban ambiance.
Wood and tile is a perfect marriage
The natural world is made even more wondrous when elements can be combined for the best outcome. Tile companies have perfected the art of wood-like tile, which remains an important solution for projects that desire the look but require the ease of maintenance that tiles provide.
A life lived indoors and out
If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s the appreciation of the natural world and how engaging with nature nourishes the soul. These companies excel at providing anti-slip, easy-to-maintain porcelain solutions that enhance Mother Nature’s natural offerings.
When every surface begs to be touched that’s when you know a space has been designed with intention. Tiles are the perfect material when a room or project needs to elevate every element in perfect harmony.
Like an artist’s signature at the bottom of a painting, or a chef’s gently placed garnish, finishes matter. The beauty of tiles is that you are not constrained by limited choices; tiles are available in various finishes. Glossy finishes by definition reflect the light from every direction, illuminating even the smallest deco tile and giving it life. Matte finishes provide a more serene but no less interesting palette.
Geometry in design is the ability to move from linear to non-linear in an organized fashion. The shapes that tile companies are producing allow for the creative exploration of how to move from a single starting point to something grander.