The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, are proud to announce the 2011 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition Call for Entries. The competition, now in its 18th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.
2010 / Residential Winner
Pentagram Architects New York, New York
Tiles: Ceramica Bardelli
Contractor: Men At Work
Distributor: Hastings Tile and Bath
Credits: Peter Mauss © Peter Mauss/Esto
The deadline for entries is 17 January 2011 and at stake is a $4,000 cash prize for one winner in each category plus a trip to Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas plus a five-day trip to Italy to attend Cersaie 2011 in Bologna.
2010 / Residential Honorable Mention
Baldinger Architectural Studio, Inc. Tempe, Arizona
Tempe Urban Living
Tiles: Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola
Contractor: Giaconi Di Roma, LLC
Distributor: Imperial Tile Imports
Credits: Raul Garcia
The competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2006 and January 2011 are eligible for entry.
2010 / Commercial Winner
KARIM RASHID Inc. New York, New York
Tiles: Ceramiche Refin
Contractor: Weser-Wohnbau GmbH & Co. KG
Distributor: Werner Doellmann
Credits: Prizehotel Management Group
A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality and aesthetic appeal. The official criterion for the jury includes: overall design of the project, innovative use of tile, tile design, quality of installation, degree that tile enhances the setting and the project’s sustainable attributes.
So North American designers and architects, what are you waiting for? The submission form is on the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition web page.