Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be showcasing a range of contemporary collections at its institutional booth during the Dwell on Design Conference from June 26-28 at Los Angeles’ convention center.
Ceramic Tiles of Italy says it was tapped to be part of a special sustainable design exhibit by DESIGNBOOM called Kitchen Ecology. Six Italian tile manufacturers (Floor Gres, Atlas Concorde, Casalgrande Padana, Lea, Emilceramica, Pastorelli) were selected by Dwell magazine to supply LEED-compliant and Eco-Label tiles to the DESIGNBOOM exhibition space.
Further, Ceramic Tiles of Italy is on the program of the show’s Design Inspiration series. "Tile 101: Beyond the Surface - Innovative Design Applications for Ceramic Tile” is free to attendees June 27 at 4 p.m. Amber Bravo, a contributing editor at Dwell will talk about trends, types and applications of Italian tiles, using historical examples of tile installations to support the present day case studies.
Attendees will also get to lounge on the sit_down_please exhibit of avant-guarde chairs clad in Italian tile. Straight from NY’s Meatpacking District for Design Week, these chairs will be on display and available for a “testdrive” outside the show’s AIA lounge. Originally designed by young architects to demonstrate the versatility of the material for the Milan Furniture Fair, this exhibit features: Michela e Paolo Baldessari for Aquileia (Leia); Diego Grandi for Lea Ceramiche (Double C); Massimo Iosa Ghini for Ceramica del Conca (In Attesa); Michael P. Johnson for Etruria Design (Golden Ratio); Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Settecento Ceramica d'Arte (Arrow) and Paolo Ulian for Ragno (Side Shadow).
Finally, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be a sponsor of the AIA Restaurant Design Awards and take part in an award ceremony to recognize creative local design and architectural firms.
For more information, visit www.italiantiles.com.