BOLOGNA, ITALY -- The fifth edition of the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award for innovative design in the Italian ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing sectors will be held during the 36th edition of Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, scheduled from September 24 to 28, 2018 in Bologna, Italy. The award is organized in cooperation with Association for the Industrial Design (ADI) as part of the cultural activities of the “building, dwelling, thinking” program.

During the first few days of the show, a panel of experts consisting of Silvia Stanzani (designer), Oscar G. Colli (co-founder of the magazine, Il Bagno oggi e domani) and Valentina Downey (chairman of ADI, Emilia-Romagna delegation) will appraise exhibited products in the ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing segments, and select those that have most successfully combined innovation with design excellence.

The products chosen during these two days will be shortlisted for submission to the ADI Design Index 2019, an annual publication by the ADI, containing the best of Italian design put into production and selected by the ADI Permanent Design Monitor. This index covers all types of products and systems as well as theoretical, process and company research in the field of design.

The presentation ceremony for the fifth edition of the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the presence of members of the jury and representatives of Confindustria Ceramica in the space in Hall 30 devoted to “The Sound of Design,” a multidisciplinary event featuring a range of high-value products that epitomise the excellence of Italian style. The aim of the event is to use the world of music to explore the ways in which design has adapted to fashion through the decades.