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Tile of Spain announces 2015 Passport to Creativity contest winners

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.07.52 PMMiami—Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), has announced the four winners of the 2015 Passport to Creativity contest.

The design professionals selected to participate in a seven-day, architectural tour and trip to Spain are:

  • Jonathan Martinez, senior designer, Antrobus + Ramirez
  • Gloria Graham Sollecito, AKBD kitchen & bath designer, Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. and author of design blog, Kitchens for Living
  • Daniel Cantwell, registered architect, owner, DHC Design
  • Jason Money, AIA, LEED associate, BarlisWedlick Architects

To enter the contest, architects and designers had to showcase their own creative flare. Tile of Spain asked that participants submit a photo of themselves with a Spanish tile in their own imaginative and creative way.

The Tile of Spain Passport to Creativity Tour will run from Feb. 6-13, 2015, where winners will have the opportunity to explore Sevilla and Valencia. The trip also includes a guided visit to Cevisama 2015, factory and booth tours and a press conference.

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Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

Ribadeo by Vives adds a jolt of color to the hydraulic cement trend interpreted by many ceramic manufacturers.

By Emily Bowbridge

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

Valencia, Spain—In the 1960s, Bob Dylan sang about boots of Spanish leather, but in the 21st century, praises are being sung for Spanish ceramics and tiles. The 31st edition of Cevisama attracted approximately 70,000 visitors from 78 countries to shop the latest stone, ceramic, and sanitary ware and building and design solutions from 673 exhibitors. Armando Ibáñez, president of Cevisama, noted that nearly 25% of the visitors were from international markets. Continue reading Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

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Tile of Spain proves that ‘Material Matters’ at NYC event

NEW YORK—On Oct. 20, a panel of architects and specialists gathered here at the Times Center, for an event sponsored by Tile of Spain, the U.S. brand for the Spanish Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER). Along with product displays from nine ASCER-aligned companies, a panel discussion featuring Spanish architect Angela Garcia de Paredes, principal of Paredes Pedrosa Architects in Madrid; Richard Southwick, director of preservation at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York; Ignacio Fernandez Solla of Façade Team Arup Spain, and ceramic tile consultant Patti Fasan was moderated by Metropolis Magazine editor in chief Susan Szenasy. Continue reading Tile of Spain proves that ‘Material Matters’ at NYC event

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Keraben shows us how it's done

I recently had the honor of taking part in ASCER’s Reign in Spain trip to several cities in Spain, culminating at Cevisama, the world’s second largest trade fair for all things tile. Quite literally, it was all things, from building facades to drainage systems to bookshelves. Look for additional posts about the trip and the show to come in the very near future. Continue reading Keraben shows us how it's done

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Coverings 2010 puts emphasis on education

Officials for Coverings 2010 are preparing for what promises to once again be the largest gathering of tile products, exhibitors and industry professionals in North America when the show convenes Tuesday, April 27 and runs through Friday, April 30, in Orlando, Fla.

Education plays a key role at Coverings and this year is no different, as seminars for distributors and retailers span a range of subjects and feature high-caliber experts to offer tips and tactics for sharpening the competitive edge and improving profitability. Coverings veteran James Dion will address what is arguably the most pressing issue facing this segment in his presentation, “The Consumer in 2010. What Will Get Them Back?” This session will be devoted to a discussion of the top 10 trends shaping consumer behavior in 2010 and is designed to provide valuable insight into how applying these trends can result in greater profits. Dion takes the stage Wednesday morning, April 28. Continue reading Coverings 2010 puts emphasis on education