The last year and a half has taught us the great power of nature. The growth of spending time outdoors in the natural world has changed all aspects of life, including tile.
The 38th edition of Cersaie was held in Italy earlier this autumn. The largest international exhibition of ceramic tile brought 63,000 visitors to Bologna where 623 exhibitors were featured. And despite the fair being canceled in 2020, it didn't prevent manufacturers from creativity this year.
The 2021 edition showed various digital printing technologies, such as three-dimensional tiles, virtual tile garden, large-scale botanical and floral designs. In addition, the event featured nostalgic designs and ceramic tile murals designed in earth tones. The pastels consisted of sage, rose, mint, and also light shades of blue.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Emilceramica presented Sixty whose designs are perfect for architectural applications. The collection features a plain and natural creation with patterns, as well as an alluring tile with a relief look. The line offers seven shades that give an 80s feeling and was inspired by the graphics of the 70s.
Fap Murals is an expressive collection that features romantic murals with plant motifs and geometrics depicted on large panels. Fap Ceramiche's collection that mimics wallpaper is defined by glossy lacquer compositions that will bring life to any space.
Atlas Concorde presented Boost Natural. The collection reinterprets the raw earth and combines an ancient material with the latest ceramic technologies.
Naxos’ Tuscany collection is inspired by the landscape, villages, and vineyards of the countryside. While the Pictura collection that consists of porcelain-made stoneware evokes the hand-applied frescoes that decorated the walls of rich family homes.
Marca Corona’s Multiforme combines various decorative elements to make new unique designs. The floor and wall covering series, made with three different techniques, is inspired by resins and concrete.
Ornamenta’s Mini Operae collection consists of ceramic wall coverings and includes the application of gold materials. Meanwhile, the Bloom collection demonstrates the beauty of marble, creating a mesmerizing effect.
Tonalite’s Safari collection was inspired by sunsets and landscapes and consists of gorgeous tiles made of natural colors. And the Wabisabi collection offers wavy-surface tiles that follow the idea of beautiful imperfection.
Ceramica Sant’Agostino presented a lot of new collections, one of which is Deconcrete made in concrete with mosaic flakes. And the FusionArt line mixes wood with concrete to create a new form.
Architect Giuliano Andrea dell'Uva Carpet collection designed for Ceramica Francesco De Maio is based on Mediterranean colors. The truly gorgeous rugs will look great no matter if you place them inside or outside the house.
Sensi of Casa dolce casa was created by Matteo Thun for Florim and consists of natural raw materials. The soft and neutral colors complement the recycled products and create harmony with nature.