Casalgrande Padana

FAP Ceramiche

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will make its Canadian show debut at the 13th annual IDS Interior Design Show, held from January 27-30, 2011 in the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission, Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics), and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the multi-brand booth (#240) will feature ceramic tiles from Italy’s leading manufacturers with special mini-exhibits presented by Appiani, Casalgrande Padana, FAP CeramicheandMirage Granito Ceramico. Mesh-mounted mosaics, oversized porcelain slabs, squares and hexagons will be on display as well materials ranging from faux woods to fashionable fabrics and Ferrari red to Mediterranean blue.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will also present a seminar with speakers fromInterior Designand CS&P Architects during the show’s Trade Day focused on trends, sustainable products and inspirational projects.

Mirage Granito Ceramico

Trade Commissioner, Executive Director for the USA, Italian Trade Commission, Aniello Musella, states, “We are committed to supporting our Italian manufacturers who want to expand their business into new markets. IDS is an important opportunity for Italian manufacturers to meet face-to-face with Canada’s vibrant A&D community.”

Franco Manfredini, president of Confindustria Ceramica, adds, “Canada remains a critically important market for us. We continue to receive a number of great projects for our Design Competition from architects, designers and dealers alike. In 2009, we honored Stone Tile International with our annual North American Distributor Award. It is testament to the strength of the economy and the world is really taking notice of Canada's performance during the crisis.”

Ceramic Tiles of Italy is the trademark for Italian manufacturers of ceramic tiles that are members of Confindustria Ceramica. For more information on Ceramic Tiles of Italy, visit the