Renowned interior designer, Tomas Alia, of Madrid, creates magic with his use of ceramic tile in this year’s Casa Décor Madrid, sponsored by Tile of Spain.

Opening May 9, 2007, Casa Décor Madrid invites visitors to discover six spectacular ceramic skyscrapers. One, in particular, called the Ceramic Concert, is a special project developed for the 25th anniversary of Casa Décor Madrid, by prestigious Madrid-based interior designer, Tomas Alia, famed for his work on multiple venues in Madrid, and winner of Spain’s National Prize for Interior Design.

According to Alia, “The ceramic material and the architecture of the space have been the fundamental and binding elements in the development of the project.” Alia made it known that the versatility of Spanish ceramics, allowed him to fully express his creativity.

Alia’s piece for Casa Décor is an impressive tower of tile that opens towards the sky that receives light from above. The sculpture is almost 20 feet tall, immediately commanding the attention of any visitor.

The presence of these ambitious projects in Casa Décor Madrid is an initiative sponsored by Tile of Spain. The objective behind Tile of Spain’s participation in Casa Décor is to show, through prestigious sampling of tile decoration, the versatility and functionality behind the use of Spanish tile and the possibilities Tile of Spain offers to interior designers, architects and consumers alike.

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) is the private organization whose primary objective is to support Spain’s ceramic tile manufacturers and the industry as a whole by stewarding and promoting the Tile of Spain brand worldwide. A strong global leader, the ceramic tile industry of Spain comprises 220 manufacturers concentrated primarily in the province of Castellón.

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