"The Ceramics of Italy pavilion will once again affirm the Italian industry's position as a leader in setting design trends for ceramic and porcelain surfacing," said Vittorio Borelli, President of Confindustria Ceramica. "Italian ceramic tile and sanitary ware continues to influence design -- stylistically and in terms of manufacturing processes -- and participating in ICFF gives architects and designers direct access to the latest designs and cutting-edge technologies that our members produce."
Participating companies in the Ceramics of Italy pavilion include Ascot Ceramiche, Atlas Concorde, Ceramiche Cerdisa, Ceramiche Cisa, Ceramiche Refin, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola, Cotto d'Este, Edimax, Emilceramica, Fap Ceramiche, Fincibec, Fondovalle, Kale, La Fabbrica, Marca Corona, Mirage, Ornamenta, Rondine, Settecento, Simas, Tagina and Vallelunga, with several representing multiple brands.
Manufacturers will showcase products recently made available in the North American market that represent the breadth and beauty of Italian tiles -- with designs referencing a multitude of creative disciplines: pop art, architectural blueprints, traditional clay working, and graphic design, in addition to the innovative reimaginings of natural materials.
Leading up to ICFF, Ceramics of Italy will offer a sneak peek of participating brands on its expansive social media network including Facebook (@CeramicsOfItalyNA), Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (@CeramicsOfItaly), and post engaging content live from the show.