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Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2012

Design inspired and imaginative architecture using Italian Ceramic Tiles
Enter the 2012 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
Win $15,000 in prizes and a trip to Italy

The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, are proud to announce the 2012 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries. The competition, now in its 19th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2012 – the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – joining a delegation of top consumer and design journalists. Ceramics of Italy will award an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.

The competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2007 and January 2012 are eligible for entry.

• Institutional
• Residential
• Commercial/Hospitality

A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality and aesthetic appeal. The official criterion for the jury includes: overall design of the project, innovative use of tile, tile design, quality of installation, degree that tile enhances the setting and the project’s sustainable attributes.

Submissions must be completed no later than February 17, 2012. Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference during Coverings, which will be held April 17-20, 2012, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. In addition, a video of the winning projects will be on presented in the Italian pavilion during this internationally acclaimed tile and stone trade show.

For more information contact Novità Communications at 718-857-5389 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Links- - Portal to Italian tile industry - Institutional website for the Italian ceramic tile industry - ICE US-based website for Italian ceramic tile featuring dealer links

What do I win?
The winning architect receives a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2012 as part of a delegation of design and lifestyle journalists.
PLUS a check for $4000 will be presented during the International Press Conference held annually at Coverings.

The winning contractor/distributor team receives a check for $1000.

When is the deadline for submission?
February 17, 2012

What type of projects are eligible?
Commercial, Residential or Institutional new construction or renovation projects completed within the past 5 years. Projects can be domestic or international.

How do I know if a manufacturer is a member of Ceramics of Italy?
Ceramics of Italy is an umbrella organization comprised of over 200 manufacturers of Italian tile. Click here for a complete listing.

Since it is a ceramic tile competition, are projects featuring glass mosaic tiles eligible?
Projects must feature products produced by at least one company listed in association list above. As it is a competition celebrating CERAMIC/PORCELAIN, a percentage of the products featured should be CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.

Does the project have to be exclusively Italian tile? Can I use mixed medium?
Yes, you can use mix-medium, but a significant portion of the project should include Italian CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.

Can I enter the competition if I have submitted a project before?

Can I enter the competition if I have won the project before?

Can I submit more than one project?
Yes, there is no limit to the number of accepted entries.

How much does it cost to submit?
There is no charge for entry.

How do I submit?
Click Submission Form on the toolbar, then simply fill in the required fields, provide a detailed description and upload high-resolution images of the project. If completed correctly, you should receive an ID# that corresponds with your submission.

Who can I contact with additional questions?
Our PR agency, Novita` Communications, is happy to assist in any way.
By phone: 718-857-5389
By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fiandre starts its calendar of appearances at international architecture and design events in 2012 at Batilux: Exclusive Architecture & Construction on January 19 and 20 in the Principality of Monaco.

A meeting place for experts in the field, a hotbed of new solutions, products and innovations for the constructions of today and tomorrow, Batilux showcases a highly selective range of exclusive products and cutting-edge solutions for architecture and construction.

In a truly elegant, refined setting, a place where the future is a challenge for everyone, both actors and spectators, in search of more and more unique, innovative solutions, Fiandre offers its world record: Maximum, the world’s biggest porcelain stoneware tile. A single tile can cover 4.5 square metres, with all the lightness and flexibility of an incredibly thin tile: 6 or 3 mm, implying a whole new way of covering walls and floors. Aster Maximum and Marmi Maximum are tools for the architecture of the future, in which the technical properties traditionally associated with Fiandre’s outstanding porcelain stoneware meet the transparency, immensity and flexibility of a material with huge application potential.

Maximum Fiandre: the material of your future!


Batilux, January 19-20 2012

Grimaldi Forum, Espace Ravel,  10 Avenue Princesse Grace

BP2000, Monaco Cedex


Taking the opportunity of the presentation of all our novelties in Cersaie Fair 2012, we have restyled our web site to offer you an updated view with the unique purpose of providing the best service to you as users and customers.

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