08 June 2010

AIA sneak peeks

Here are two more great booths to see at the AIA show in Miami this week are Axor and Ceramic Tiles of Italy.

Axor is the designer line of Hansgrohe and they'll be debuting their Urquiola line at the show. The Urquiola collection is the result of Axor's five-year collaboration with Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola. Axor Urquiola combines Axor's technical prowess and efficiency with Urquiola’s artistic expressions of intimacy, poetry and warmth. Her distinctive point of view is apparent in every component in this eclectic line. Urquiola’s designs for Axor include numerous individual options and an open invitation to mix and personalize the entire collection.

Axor has a video that reviews the Urquiola collection and it's mesmerizing.


You can see Axor at booth 526 at AIA in Miami this week. Let me know if those tubs are as beautiful as I think they are.

Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be at booth 379. Trust me, any time you know that Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be a trade event, go see them. Have an espresso, meet some interesting people and see what's possible when an industry reimagines itself.

Their booth was designed by Italian architects Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda of D&L Designs, it will showcase a range of new tile collections from Italy’s leading producers. You'll see oversized slabs and impossibly thin forms, bold prints and surprising textures, brilliant innovations and well-loved classics. More than 50 different pieces will be set out on six tables and visitors are encouraged to touch and feel these amazing tiles.

Here are two examples of what will be at their booth. First up is Cerdisa's Reflex Design. It's a glossy tile, it comes in two sizes (20"x20" and 9.5"x19.5") and in four colors - white, black, gold and silver.

Here's another wall tile to see. I love dimension and I love texture and it's great to find both in the same wall tile. The tile is called Enigma and it's made by Monocibec. It's available in three sizes (13"x36", 19.7"x19.7" and 26"x26") and in three colors: golden dark, intense ivory or total white.

If you're in the mood to get lost in the world of Italian tile, check out Ceramic Tiles of Italy's new project gallery and their new product gallery.

Remember: Axor at booth 526 and Ceramic Tiles of Italy at booth 379. And remember, report back if you're in Miami this week.

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine ever using that Enigma tile. Probably because I can't imagine ever wanting to clean it, with those nooks and crannies.


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