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Ceramics of Italy contest deadline extended

ceramics of italy_newBologna, Italy—The submission deadline for the 2014 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has been extended to Feb. 12.

 Organizers are seeking entries for the most original and imaginative spaces by North American architects and designers using Italian ceramic tile. 

The winner will win $4,000 and a five-day trip to Italy to attend the Cersaie show.

Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics, comprises more than 150 ceramic tile manufacturers), the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is the longest-running competition of its kind. 

The 2014 edition is open to architects and designers based in North America who have used Italian ceramic or porcelain tile in their residential, institutional and commercial/hospitality projects compeleted in the past five years.

 The competition is completely digital and free to enter.

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Call for entries for 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

Confindustria Ceramica, the Italian Association of Ceramics comprised of over 150 Italian ceramic tile manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Commission announced the official call for entries for the 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. Now in its 20th year, the competition honors the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who have featured Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential, and commercial/hospitality projects. It celebrates the pairing of innovative design ideas and products from leading manufacturers of Italian ceramic tile in creating spaces that are well appointed, versatile, timeless, and sustainable. Recent winners include Fractal Construction, Leo A. Daly and RSP Architects. Continue reading Call for entries for 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

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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