Cersaie is a trade show that is all about tile, which means many of the showrooms are showing you exactly that, and nothing more; just gorgeous tile on the walls, floors and displays, with no other furniture or fixtures to distract you. But, some showrooms go the other route, creating vignettes that show how the tile may work in rooms at home. Here are five ideas that I thought were worth a second look from the stylists at this years show...
At the recent Cersaie tile show in Bologna, I saw beautiful tiles all day long. High quality, thoughtful design, being shown in booths designed to highlight best features, described by knowledgeable representatives. But, no matter how fantastic the overall show, personal favorites are bound to emerge. For me, at Cersaie, Mutina's new collections, Azulej (shown here) and Tex (post to follow), were two of the standouts.
I'm just back from Cersaie, the massive tile show held each year in Bologna, Italy. After viewing booth after booth displaying of some of the most beautifully, carefully crafted tiles in the world, you start to see some trends emerge…
These photos of patterned tiles that Janel sent back from Cersaie stopped us in our digital tracks. This modern print is fun but the traditional pattern after the jump may be more suited for a long-term installation.
The first thing you are likely to be offered when you enter Vincenzo's art studio is a delicious, authentic Italian "Caffe". This is the first in a series of coffee rituals that connect people to their space. If you have a coffee tip or ritual, please submit it below!
There is a prevalent saying in this unique city on the coast of Italy, that states "See Venice and die." While I would rather not die, I understand the sentiment after just one trip floating up the Grand Canal. A perfect place for romance, art, culture, and great food, Venice is also a destination for lovers of design. Check out our Design Destination Guide for the picturesque city of Venice.
I like to imagine that the expression "when in Rome" was coined by someone very eager to partake of the Roman lifestyle: great food, rich culture and beautiful, historic architecture wherever you look. Its very long history, two and a half thousand years, leads to Rome's name, "The Eternal City," or, perhaps it's because once you visit, you never want to leave.
Thinking about travel this summer? Here's a great experience from last year. Ursula and I flew to Rome and then drove up to a beautifully restored group of farm buildings which my mother had rented for the family and friends for two weeks.