Main image: I Cotti Fatti A Mano
Visitors to this year’s Cersaie, the international ceramics exhibition aimed at architecture and bathroom furnishings, returned to the Bologna Exhibition Centre from 27 September to 1 October 2021.
The organisers held the biggest and best show yet, featuring a wealth of creative, on-trend opportunities – from exclusive ceramic wallpapers to exquisite, coloured marbles, right down to sought-after stones and high-quality woods.
Gruppo Romani, one of the main players, featured a new exhibition trail, located in Hall 29, which has been designed to take visitors along a journey of materials, inspirations and lifestyles highlighted in the new collections from the Serenissima, Cir, Cercom and Cerasarda brands.
Serenissima, the group’s historic brand, and introduced Materica, an unusual interpretation of natural stone contaminated by industrial cement. There were also new textures for the Showall collection of decorative tiling, fulfilling the most cutting-edge, contemporary design needs, and Travertini Due, travertine-effect porcelain tiles with an antique charm. Other highlights were the exclusive Gamble coloured marbles and Roveri, a modern interpretation of wooden slats – fresh, versatile proposals for today’s design requirements.
Small but big – Fuoritono
In, the Cir Manifatture Ceramiche space, Fuoritono was an irresistible range of small sizes, original colourways and glossy and matt surface finishes, which were combined in an infinite number of installation layouts.
The characteristic cloudy texture of travertine marble blocks has been reworked in the In Falda porcelain tile collection, designed for tiling interiors and exteriors with a timeless charm and enriched with the Design Italiano capsule collection of décor tiles, specially created by Ovre Design for Gruppo Romani.
Other exciting exhibitions were Chromagic, a ceramic wallpaper collection that combines floor-to-ceiling decoration with trendy colours on a resin-effect surface finish, and Di Pietra, telling a story written in the colours and veining of stones evoking exciting scenic backdrops.
New products by Cercom
Innovation and stylistic research are the hallmarks of the new products presented by Cercom. Infinity is a collection of surface finishes, sizes and decorative offerings for contemporary interiors and exteriors in cement-effect porcelain tiles, while Absolute Stone reworks a natural stone effect and brings it up to date through evocative mineral textures and colours, to transform them into high-class surfaces for modern architecture.
Visitors also saw the classy charm of Ceppo di Grés, a porcelain tile collection with an irregular texture and a wealth of inclusions and layerings – ideal for designing refined interior and exterior spaces, both residential and commercial.
Finally, at Cerasarda, they presented Mediterraneo Style with the new Tintùri project, originating from the combination of the craquelé glaze in the Pitrizza glossy colour palette and the new size. Yacht Club, a new collection, was inspired by the high-quality wood used for boatbuilding.
Cersaie 2021 also marked the return of a great Cerasarda classic, I Cotti Fatti A Mano, adding a hexagonal size to its terracotta products used as a base for transparent, shiny glazes.
For more information, visit www.cersaie.com.
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