Searching for the Best Tiles at Cevisama 2017

We’re super excited this year about Cevisama 2017. The annual trade show that takes place in Feria Valencia highlights the best European tiles with more than 700 exhibitors and 78,000 professionals visiting from all over the world. Stay tuned to our recap of the most noteworthy exhibitions this year.

The trends that visitors of Cevisama will be able to notice this year combine timelessness and neutral materials with an ever increasing range of formats, from the largest possible sizes to the smallest. Faithful reproductions of stone, marble, wood and cement are still very much in evidence, whilst other outstanding effects include pure metals, steel, terrazzo and ‘stracciatella’ finishes.

Capitols Grounds

Westin Indianapolis Starbucks Opens with a Touch of Italgres Luxury

‘Capitol Grounds’ store #3136, opened last week in Westin Indianapolis. The store was proudly outfitted by Italgres Tiles.

This is a ‘We Proudly Serve’ Starbucks coffee outlet opposite our existing gift shop (store #522) in the hotel lobby.

Pictured here are some of the team that made this happen:

From left to right:

Sal Cracchiolo (Director of F&B), Tia (Supervisor), Adriana (Associate), LaNesha (Associate), Silvana Bower (Indianapolis Store Manager), Beth Evers (Milwaukee Store Manager), Nicole Rodriquez (District Manager)

Westin Indianapolis

Address:  50  S Capital Ave, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Store Phone: TBD (contact store 522 for now)
Store Fax: TBD
Store Manager for both locations is Silvana Bower.

 

Picture by Keith Hunter for Archdaily.com

Richard Murphy gets the RIBA House of the year 2016

The house of the year of 2016 of the Real Institute of British Architects is the perfect example of innovation in design. The award is given to the new houses designed by an architect from the United Kingdom, and this year that person it went to Richard Murphy Architects.

The house is located in Edinburgh and was created by and for Richard Murphy. Each one of its 540 ft2 is naturally illuminated, besides making an intelligent use of its spaces to create a comfortable and complete home.

When the temperature changes during the year the house “opens” to receive the warmth of the summer and “closes” to retain the heat during the winter.

The architects describes his home as “a quarter Soane, a quarter Scarpa, a quarter eco-house and a quarter Wallace and Gromit, the latter referring to the various ingenious devices in the house. In fact the house is beautifully composed and uniquely his own”.

Check out his wonderful piece and tell us how you incorporate eco-design into your projects.

Our work in 2016: Enhancing the Homes of Art Lovers

“A world of art at your feet” is more than a nice phrase, it’s the work we do every day when we provide our clients with exclusive styles to outfit their homes. Our goal is to enhance your lifestyle with our handpicked tiles from Europe.

2016 hasn’t been much different. We’re proud to have been invited into many homes from Miami to Pakistan who trusted us to make their vision a reality.

Thanks for letting us be a part of building your dreams.

We’re ready to make 2017 another year of luxurious and innovative spaces and keep learning. We hope you join us too.

Happy Holidays!

Cersaie 2016

The Cersaie 2016 exhibition, epitome of elite tile design in Europe, had quite energetic audience in 2016. During the last week of September, surrounded by the magnificent architecture of Bolonia, U.S. buyers, especially from Florida, were discrete among the European trends. Meanwhile, Italgres was indulging in the cutting edge and innovative materials from factories like Lamborghini and VIVA:

Among our favorite trends from the event:

  1. WOOD: There’s a lot of new stuff in the large formats ( 8”x48” , 10”x60” , 10”x72” and 12”x90” or even bigger) and rustic designs. We also saw some modern wood designs, which had been lacking. The wood effect has been a strong trend although at this point it’s hard to see something interesting. The best wood tiles are still coming from FLORIM. We also saw some small format wood tiles (4”x12” or even smaller), straying away from the large format that had become standard in this style.
  1. CEMENT: This was the second biggest trend, and it has been a solid choice for the past few years. The novelty here was the format. We saw a lot of 48”x48”, 60”x60” and even bigger. Colors and effects stayed mostly on the same styles as previous years. Textures were outstanding with natural and lacquered finishes.
  1. STONE: We saw a lot of stone designs in regular and large formats.
  1. MARMOL: We saw mostly slim and large formats (48”x96” and 60”x120”). There was a lot of calacatta, statuario, carrara and dark travestinos with different polished, soft and matte finishes. However, only a few exhibitions had real quality and variety.
  1. HYDRAULIC: This was a very prevalent trend. It’s been growing a lot for the past 5 years and it continues, although the good ones can only be found in specific factories.
  1. SMALL PIECES: There was an attempt to introduce small formats that in the rustic and the modern styles. Among the formats in the exhibition there was 2”x5”, 2”x12”,4”x4”, etc.

There was also a lot of mixed materials at Cersaie 2016, a lot of tiles had textile designs, mixes of cement with textiles, wood with textiles or all together.

This exhibition gave us a bit of a window into next year’s trends. You can be assured that we’ll be bringing you the best of them to our stores.  

2016 Color Trends- Wild Green

2016 Color Trends- Wild Green

Dark tonalities of green have been trending this year. It used as the primary color of a room, serving as the focus point of a wall, combines with furniture of neutral colors that don’t compete with the green.

This is an ideal color for those who like the freshness of nature and need environments that inspire tranquility.

Come to our Showrooms in Doral and Wynwood where we’ll show you all the ways you can mix tiles with this wonderful color.

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