Casa Décor ’06, an international producer of interior design exhibitions, unveiled its premiere U.S. show house in Miami in November. The exhibition renovated and transformed the historic Miami Women’s Club into a showcase of over 60 interior and exterior installations created by some of the world’s most noteworthy interior designers. More than 40,000 visitors crossed the threshold of the show house to admire the work of some of today’s most influential and noteworthy interior designers from around the globe.
Sponsoring Casa Decor Miami was ICEX (The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade) and the Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in Miami, in collaboration with ASCER (The Spanish Associate of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers). Tile of Spain, a branded manufacturer encompassing 220 ceramic tile manufacturers, was honored to have had seven of their manufacturers hand-selected by Casa Decor’s designers to be featured in the many renovated rooms celebrating modern interior design. Those tile manufacturers chosen for the exhibition were: Azulejera Alcorense, Halcon Ceramicas, Onix, Porcelanosa, Roca, Rocersa and Tau Ceramica.
When designing the Second floor “Fendi” dining room, “A Touch of Glam,” Designer Osirys Mendez chose to adorn the elaborately elegant room with an equally eye catching tile floor. The ARA G series, 12-by-24-inch porcelain tile was surrounded with matching ARA G 1 –by-24-inch frosted insert crystal listellos, illuminating the space with metallic shine. Azulejera Alcorense is one of the leading ceramic tile companies in Spain, and now, with their expansion into Miami, in the U.S. as well. They specialize in ceramic wall and floor tiles, and porcelain tiles.
Designers of the 1st, 2nd and 4th floors of Casa Decor chose Onix Mosaico to put their design stamp on the showhouse. These sparkling spaces boastfully employ glass mosaics in a multitude of uses. The first floor Bar & Lounge creatively takes the glass mosaic concept in a new direction by making the small glass tiles the surface for their bar and long side counter. The bar shimmers with opalescent white tiles contrasted by the counter in a deep black iridescent. Onix specializes in making glass mosaics and offers fourteen different product lines allowing for countless mosaic combinations. The tiles are made from 100 percent recycled glass.
For more about tile produced in Spain, contact Tile of Spain Center at the Trade Commission of Spain, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 1114, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Call 305-446-4387 or visit www.spaintiles.info.