The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the association comprised of over 200 manufacturers of Italian ceramic tiles, are jointly holding the 2010 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition. The contest, now in its 17th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.
For the 2010 edition, architects and interior designers based in North
America are invited to submit domestic and international new construction and
renovation projects completed between January 2005 and January 2010. A panel of
design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality
and aesthetic appeal. The official criterion for the jury includes: overall
design of the project, innovative use of tile, tile design, quality of
installation, degree that tile enhances the setting and the project’s
Award recipients will be announced at the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Press
Conference during Coverings, which will be held in Orlando, FL from April
27-30, 2010. In addition, an exhibit of the winning projects will be on display
in the Italian pavilion during this internationally acclaimed tile and stone
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a five-day
trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2010. To recognize the
contributions of the contractors and distributors involved in the winning
works, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will award an additional $1,000 to be shared by
the team; as the association understands that it is these valued partnerships
that help bring all the pieces of the project together.
Further, after last year’s trial run, the 2010 submission process will be
completely digitalized. Applications are available on the competition’s
official website, www.tilecompetition.com. Simply fill in the required fields, provide
a detailed description and upload high-resolution images of the project.
Deadline for all material is must be completed no later than
February 19, 2010.
U.S. A+D community focus of tile design competition
December 16, 2009