Freshii Wynwood Adds a Splash of Color

Like we said on our latest Trending Tiles entry “This season the small format ceramics entered with force, for both pavement and cladding.” The health-minded restaurant Freshii took note of this trend for their new store in Wynwood. They used the Italian line U Color with small format diagonal tiles to create a modern, colorful and dynamic space.

Grand Opening of Wynwood Showroom

Our showrooms are a very special place. In them we recreate what makes us passionate about our business. They are designed to show the beauty of European tiles and the unique styles we select each season.

Our Wynwood showroom is reopening, now better than ever. The opening party will be from 8 to 10 March. Three days of celebration with entertainment, appetizers, wine and art.

2045 NW 1st Ave. Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP with Paola at 305 599 0002 ext. 0

Immersed in the art mecca of Miami, we offer this space that blurs the lines that separate contemporary art and high-end tiles. Our goal is to create a warm, sensory experience of art and inspiration.

The results have been extraordinary.

The new Wynwood showroom is twice as big the previous one, and it boasts of a renewed visualization concept to express what our product achieves in the homes of our clients. This exhibition has 4 times more tiles displayed, a range designed for an international audience, with an exquisite aesthetic sense. The best tiles from Italy and Spain, selected to embody the light and energy of the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

You are the center of the celebration, we are waiting for you at Italgres in Wynwood.

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.


Pop-Art with tiles standout in Second Avenue subway

The new subway under Second Avenue in New York city debuted this New Year’s Day and it’s a great ode to Pop-Art.

The tile art features designs from four artists who embody the New York culture. They were selected in 2009 from a pool of 300 artists who applied for the project.

Sara Sze in 96th street, Vik Muniz in 72nd street,en la 72, Chuck Close in 86th street and Jean Shin in 63th street were in charge of making art of this daily transit routes. Kara Walker, Zhang Huan and Sienna Shields also contributed some pieces to the stations.

“With every public works project, I believe there is an opportunity to elevate the everyday, to build a public space where community can gather and where culture and shared civic values are celebrated”

Andrew M. Cuomo

Do you know any other outstanding public art?

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.

2016 Color Trends- Energetic Yellow

2016 Color Trends- Energetic Yellow

The color of the sun evokes energy and happiness. Yellow is a warm color that brings light into your rooms.

In excess yellow can create too much tension, so we recommend using it only with decorative elements or as a focal point that draws attention to a contrasting area of the room, mixed with pristine whites, other yellow tones and greys that lessens the intensity of the bright yellow.

The combination possibilities are infinite. Our team at our Showrooms will guide you through all your options. Come visit us at our Doral or Wynwood locations.

Color trends-Serene Blue

2016 Color Trends- Serene Blue

A reminder of the classic British weather,  blue with gray or clear tonalities has been part of this year’s trends.

This is the color of confidence and calm. It’s perfect for living rooms and bathrooms, and clearer tones can be used in bedrooms.

However, too much blue can be depressing, especially in darker tones. That’s why we encourage you to consider create contrast in your designs with white, high ceilings, dark toned floor tiles and plants that freshen up the environment. Green or aqua accessories can also bring a certain marine relaxation.

For more guidance on how to create your dream rooms come to our Showrooms in Doral and Wynwood.

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