Italy Interpreted

Palladiana by Ceramica Bardelli.
Palladiana by Ceramica Bardelli.

Continuing Tile Addict’s preview of Ceramics of Italy at Coverings we view some of the highlights of a packed programme of events running throughout the show.  For the ninth consecutive year, Ceramics of Italy is sponsoring of the Installation Design Showcase: an interactive exhibit that aims to pair Italian ceramics with creative design and expert installation. This year, Coverings has partnered with Bear Tiny Homes; a Georgia-based company that builds tiny homes focused on accessibility.

Smot by Dado Ceramica
Smot by Dado Ceramica

Ceramics of Italy is working with designers from Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry and installers from Visalia Ceramic Tile to bring a luxe cottage concept to life. A wide range of Italian products will be used, from wood-look planks to tiles rich in texture, to create an intimate, rustic-modern escape.  The Tiny Home will be open throughout the show.  To celebrate the finished product, attendees are invited to visit IDS: Deconstructed (Thursday, May 10 at 3pm) in Hall C, Booth 8804 to explore the completed home and question the design and installation team.

Lab by ABK
Lab by ABK

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Tile Competition, Ceramics of Italy will organize a special event on May 9 at 12:30pm in Room B401 titled Ceramics of Italy Celebrates 25 Years of Design.  Architects, designers and tile industry professionals are invited to attend a private Italian lunch and exclusive first look of the film Timeless Tiles: The Italian Legacy, directed by Francesca Molteni and architectural historian Fulvio Irace, featuring projects and interviews from notable architects throughout North America.  Afterwards, Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor at Interior Design, will moderate a discussion on Italian tile and its role in thoughtfully conceived architecture and design with guest speakers from Studio Libeskind, Ziger/Snead Architects, ZAS Architects and others.  The afternoon will conclude with a guided walking tour of the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion where over 120 Italian brands will demonstrate the latest trends and innovations in tile. Interested participants can register at and on-site in the Ceramics of Italy booth.

Oblique by Tonalite
Oblique by Tonalite

For more information visit or follow Ceramics of Italy on Facebook (@CeramicsOfItalyNA) and YouTube (@LaCeramicaItaliana) as well as Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (@CeramicsOfItaly).

For more on the featured products visit:

Ceramica Bardelli
Dado Ceramica
ABK Ceramica

A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2018.

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