As part of the cultural activities of the Building Dwelling Thinking program, the Italian Industrial Design Association ADI, in cooperation with Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings being held in Bologna, Italy from September 22 to 26, is organizing the first edition of the "ADI Ceramics Design Award" at Cersaie 2014 for the most innovative products in the Italian ceramic sector.

During the first two days of the show, a panel of experts consisting of Carlo Branzaglia (Chairman of ADI, Emilia Romagna Delegation), Oscar G. Colli (Co-founder and former editor of magazine Il Bagno oggi e domani) and Silvia Stanzani (designer) will select the products that have been most successful in combining ceramics with innovation and design excellence.

The group of chosen products will make up a shortlist for submission to the ADI Design Index 2015, an annual publication by ADI containing the best of Italian design put into production and selected by the ADI Permanent Design Monitor. The selection covers all types of products or systems, theoretical and critical research, process research and company research applied to the field of design.

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Hall 33 in the auditorium of Cer-Sea, a 21,528-square-foot exhibit exploring architectural redevelopment of seafront areas in different seasons of the year, and will be attended by members of the panel and representatives of Confindustria Ceramica.

Through this partnership, the Cersaie cultural program enjoys the free support of ADI, while ADI members taking part in Building Dwelling Thinking events qualify for professional training credits.