LONDON, ENGLAND -- For the second consecutive year, Ceramics of Italy and the Italian Trade Agency ITA are event partners of Clerkenwell Design Week, the UK’s most important independent design festival to be held from May 23 to 25, 2023 in St. John’s Square, London, England.

As usual, this 12th edition of the event revolves around the showrooms on Clerkenwell Road, the street with the highest concentration of architecture firms anywhere in Europe. The Italian ceramic industry’s group participation consists of 11 member companies (Casalgrande Padana, Ceramica Sant’Agostino, Ceramiche Keope, Ceramiche Refin, Cerdisa Gruppo Ricchetti, Ce.Si., Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, Industrie Ceramiche Piemme, Marca Corona, Mipa and Simas) and is hosted in a dedicated area complete with display corners. The Ceramics of Italy / Italian Trade Agency ITA info point will provide comprehensive information on the Italian ceramic industry, as well as news on the next edition of Cersaie in Bologna, Italy. 

 This year, the partnership between the Italian Trade Agency ITA and the event organizers will include an additional set of activities designed to maximize the opportunities for networking and for building business relationships with UK and European market players. One of these is the participation of the Ceramics of Italy pavilion in theMeet the Buyer Tour, organized by Joe Simpson, a tile blogger with 15,000 followers: The tour will consist of a group of 12 professionals who will visit six showrooms, includingCeramics of Italy’s temporary space, each day for all three days of the event. TheMeet the Buyer Tourwill be an important opportunity for companies to introduce themselves to three different groups of professionals and to share contacts, potentially leading to valuable future partnerships.

With more than 130 showrooms, over 200 exhibitors and 10 design destinations, Clerkenwell Design Week attracts visitors from all over the UK, as well as from France, Benelux and Northern Europe.