Collection by Jordan Kushins

Cersaie 2010


Cersaie is the biggest trade show of the year for ceramic tiles, and each September Bologna becomes a hub for showing the latest innovations featuring the multi-faceted material. From roofing to flooring, interior walls to exterior siding, Italians brought their a-game to the Fiere, and for those of you who have never been to a trade show here’s a peek at what we saw.

If you couldn’t ID Karim Rashid’s shower basins for Ceramica Cielo from the characteristically bold, bright, and...
A view from above.
Mutina had my favorite booth of the fair, for sure.
The “Bitten Mosaico” tiles from Patricia Urquiola looked like a minimalist computer chip.
Another winner from Urquiola for Mutina: Cloud relief.
Laminam is a pioneer in producing large, thin, porcelain, photovoltaic tiles.
Cersaie’s keynote speaker was SOM architect David Childs, whose firm was chosen to head-up the plans for reconstruction...
Venerable Italian designer Enzo Mari addressed a group of students on stage and a packed house in the auditorium.
I’m not generally drawn to Piero Fornasetti’s designs but I did love these graphic suns from Ceramica Bardelli.
The medieval Palazzo di Re Enzo was a beautiful venue for the evenings’ events, which included a press conference and...

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