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Ceramics of Italy announces 2015 Tile Competition winners

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Orlando—Now in its 22nd year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has announced seven outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, the competition attracted high quality submissions in each of the three categories: Residential, Commercial and Institutional. An international jury of design industry experts reviewed and evaluated the projects, ultimately selecting three winners and four honorable mentions.

The finalists were officially announced at Coverings in Orlando on April 15 during the Ceramics of Italy international press conference. Winners received a prize of $4,000 as well as a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie, the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile, being held Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

The winners were as follows:


Firm: DKOR Interiors

Project: A Contemporary Moody Home

Location: Aventura, Fla.

Tile Manufacturer: Atlas Concorde

Distributor: Atlas Concorde

Contractor: Amazon Construction

Residential Honorable Mention

Firm: Natalie Kraiem Interiors

Project: Brooklyn Kitchen

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tile Manufacturer: Rex Ceramiche

Distributor: Florim Solutions

Contractor: Partinico Construction

Residential Honorable Mention

Firm: Tectonic Design

Project: Hanes Residence

Location: Andersonville, Tenn.

Tile Manufacturer: Cotto d’Este

Distributor: Ciot

Contractor: Private


Firm: RSP Architects

Project: Target Northern Campus

Location: Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Tile Manufacturer: Provenza, Casamood, Ceramiche Caesar

Distributor: Tile by Design, RBC Tile

Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company

Commercial Honorable Mention

Firm: Alexander Gorlin Architects

Project: Bell Works

Location: Holmdel, N.J.

Tile Manufacturer: ImolaCeramica, Mirage

Distributor: New Jersey Tile and Stone

Contractor: Interface Tile


Firm: Shinberg.Levinas Architects

Project: Carlos Rosario International Culinary School

Location: Washington, D.C.

Tile Manufacturer: Lea Ceramiche

Distributor: Atlantic Link

Contractor: Jud Tile

Institutional Honorable Mention

Exterior Installation Recognition of Excellence

Firm: Gertler & Wente Architects, LLP

Project: ChristChurch Presbyterian

Location: Atlanta

Tile Manufacturer: Marazzi

Distributor: Marazzi NY

Contractor: Southern Wall Systems