Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency recently announced the official call for entries for the 2020 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. Now in its 27th year, the competition recognizes top North American architecture and design firms and design students for their creative use of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile.
Designing a Better Chicago, a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon and theMART, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and the Design Museum of Chicago, recently announced the selection of the design team for its large-scale Chicago Riverwalk installation. Chicago-based design firms, Kwong Von Glinow and UB Studio, will unveil their project in June 2020.
Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, recently announced it is accepting submissions for both the 2020 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards and Rock Star Awards. Submissions of tile and stone projects for entry to the CID Awards, and nominations of young professionals for Rock Star Awards, will be accepted online through Friday, December 20, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST.
Seldom has it been possible to bring so many illustrious names together in one program. Cevisama’s 2020 Architecture and Design Forum will be featuring a glittering line-up, with names that are genuine landmarks on the international stage. These include two Pritzker Prize winners, American Thom Mayne and RCR Arquitectes; renowned Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels; award-winning team, Barozzi/Veiga; and three more of contemporary architecture’s famous names, Antón García-Abril (Ensamble Estudio), Belinda Tato (Ecosistema Urbano) and Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT).
Extensive planning is underway for the 52nd edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important annual event for the commercial interiors industry, which is scheduled to take place from June 8 to 10, 2020, at theMART in Chicago, IL.
After a lengthy design process, Ceramiche Caesar recently presented its new livery: a new company website, which clearly and completely outlines its many services and products for designers and professional users.
Walker Zanger, one of the industry’s leading natural stone and tile design resources in North America, recently announced the launch of Botanicals, a collection of large-format decorative porcelain tiles in a playful palette of floral and leafy prints.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have two technical focus articles. One is about flatness tolerances, self-leveling underlayments and radiant uncoupling mats. The other technical focus article is about advances in tile backer boards. Also, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Robert Smeton, owner of Artisan Granite & Tile LLC, read a review of Cersaie 2019, and much more!