Refueling the Italgres vision in Cersaie 2017

“Ceramics is breaking away from its traditional format to become something new; Developments in technology and design are projecting this material into the future as part of a process of constant metamorphosis” Fabrizio Mariani, Enrico Montecchi – Cersaie 2017

The world of ceramics is complex beautiful and ever evolving. That is why we love it.

Throughout this week we’ll be in Bologna for Cersaie 2017, the biggest ceramics even in Europe and our favorite event of the year.

We always look forward to coming here and seeing how this industry grows in leaps and bounds, molding this material in the most beautiful, intricate and original designs.

Italy is at the vanguard of innovation when it comes to tiles and this year is no different. In the pictures below you’ll see some of our favorite designs so far. From unique patterns and textures to amazing finishes with undulating reliefs. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

Miami’s Urban Landscape: The Magic City’s Twist to “Manhattanization”

Miami’s urban landscape has been going through an architectural resurgence in the past few years. The “Manhattanization” of the city comes in a personalized package, utilizing Miami’s curved aesthetic and marine flow. The interior and exterior design of these structures center around the city’s staple white and blue color base that creates fresh and illuminating spaces as opposed to the gray cement bricks that characterize the big apple.

“The global travel destination earned its Magic City moniker following a mid-aughts construction boom (dubbed “Miami Manhattanization”) that continues to transform the skyline at rapid fire.” Ryan Waddoups

Bjarke Ingels’s Coconut Grove condominiums are the perfect example of the unique Miami take on the high-rise urbanization that is creating more and more appeal for the city.

Read more about Miami’s transformation. Photos courtesy of Rasmus Hjortshoj, Robin Hill, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

A Minimalist Portrait of Madrid’s Architecture by Joel Filipe

The artist and digital designer based in Madrid, Joel Filipe, shows us his love for the architecture of his home town. His style is cold and minimalist, leaving only the sheer magnitude of the geometric figures and a softer, blue, side of Madrid. He says this project is  “made to challenge the viewer in visualizing the perfect marriage between architecture and photography.”

Learn more about his captivating architectural photography in this interactive presentation.