06 February 2012 / Events

Cersaie Preview: 30 years of ceramic creativity

Cersaie 2012, the thirtieth edition of the famous International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishing is about to open its doors and welcome anyone operating in the creative and innovative world of design and architecture to this key event.
The 2012 edition of this fair scheduled to take place from September 25 to 29 in the Bologna tradefair district, will be, like every other year, an ideal opportunity to plunge into all the latest and most exciting, new trends in tiling. This is a journey into the heart of an all-important material that has innumerable different faces and endless applications. But not only.
 is also packed full of meetings, talks and conferences. It is a generator of cultural stimuli and intellectual debate that you really cannot miss!

Must Visit events to note down in your diary!
This year’s calendar is jam-packed with special events. These are all listed on the Cersaie website, but we can’t resist recommending just a few musts:

  • Tuesday September 25, at 2 pm in the Galleria dell'Architettura - Design goes sci-fi with speakers:  Cini Boeri, Bruce Sterling and Stefano Mirti.
    A meeting that seeks to trace a common thread in architecture and literature: the path that both art forms use when evoking and creating new worlds and constructions.
  • Wednesday September 26 at 11 am in the Galleria dell'Architettura - Historical and artistic heritage in Emilia Romagna after the earthquakewith speakers: Giovanni Chiaramonte, Carla Di Francesco and Fulvio Irace. A conference that focuses on the experience of the dramatic earthquakes that struck the Emilia region last May.
  • Thursday September 27 at midday in the Galleria dell'Architettura – Ceramics and design, with speakers and architects: Cino Zucchi, Sebastiano Brandolini and Michele Capuani.
  • Friday September 28 at 11 am in the Europauditorium - Palazzo dei Congressi – Keynote lecture by Eduardo Souto de Moura with speakers: Eduardo Souto de Moura and Francesco Dal Co. A not-to-be-missed vis-à-vis meeting with the Portuguese architect de Moura, winner of the Pritzker prize for his courageous normality and perfect design simplicity.

Exciting news at the Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola stand!
 offers a new collection inspired entirely by the creative potential of stone. Pretiosa is a tile that can be positioned in various ways and also offers a varied and completely new range of colours.

Vein, on the other hand, is a new ImolaCeramica collection offering a unique concentration of technical and aesthetic innovation. Here, porcelain stoneware has been enhanced with a unique style created by evoking the veining of classic marbles. Elegance, innovative formats and a wide and excitingly subtle colour range.

Last, but not least, are the new trends presented by LeonardoCeramica, a brand that has always focused on state-of-the-art, hi-tech solutions. This year, its research has embraced new, larger tile sizes, in line with new furnishing and tile trends that currently favour larger formats and the greater sense of style and space they bring to both domestic and public environments.

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