A panel of judges unanimously awarded first prize to Juan Miguel Martínez Díez of the Advanced School of Art and Design of La Rioja, and to his work "Ladrillo seco-sombra" ("Dry-shade brick"). Judges commented that his design was "simple and viable to produce tile for use on facades that affords thermal and acoustic insulation with distinct aesthetic appeal."



“Artechnology” (the symbiosis of art, design, architecture and technology) will soon come to light during the 26th edition of Cevisama, February 5-9 in Valencia, Spain.

Cevisama has become an international reference point for trends, design and innovation, an event aiming to draw both Italian and North American designers, organizers said.

The international tradeshow for ceramic tiles, surface coverings, bathroom and kitchen equipment, raw materials, glazes, frits and machinery (machinery only even years).

For more information, visit www.feriavalencia.com/cevisama. (See page 8 of this issue for a glimpse of what new designs and products await Cevisama attendees)

Juan Miguel Martínez Díez's work "Ladrillo seco-sombra" ("Dry-shade brick") garnered top honors during Cevisama's annual International Ceramic Tile Design competition.

Students from La Rioja, Valencia and Portugal Honored in Cevisama design competition

The winners of the International Ceramic Tile Design competition that CEVISAMA runs every year have been named.

panel unanimously awarded first prize to Juan Miguel Martínez Díez of the Advanced School of Art and Design of La Rioja, and to his work "Ladrillo seco-sombra" ("Dry-shade brick"). Judges commented that his design was “simple and viable to produce tile for use on facades that affords thermal and acoustic insulation with distinct aesthetic appeal.” The first prize consisted of 3,600 euros.

was awarded to "Mantel" ("tablecloth"), a project entered by Cristina Planells del Barrio, Inelen Ortín Miralles, Belén Moratalla García and Estefanía Narbón of the Fine Arts Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The jury appreciated the decorative nature of this tile, which featured contemporary take on traditional motifs. This prize was 2,400 euros.

The 1,200 euro third prize was awarded to "Earth Scales" by Conceiçao María de Sousa Teixeira of the Advanced School of Art and Design in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. The jury selected this entry for the prize for its dual structural and decorative function.

The jury also awarded honorary mentions to "Magnet Tale", a project by Maite del Mundo Torres (of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia) for being an original idea - seeking out new properties in ceramic tile materials and opening up new lines of experimentation. A second honorary mention was awarded to "Hélice" ("Helix") by Diego Navarro Mateu of the International University of Catalonia for converting a static covering into something dynamic, using a single tile.

The winners received their prizes during the Architecture and Design Forum’s closing ceremony.

A total of 280 entries were received this year.