Bologna Italy is the place to go to put your finger on the pulse of global tiling and bathroomware design. Every year the city plays host to Cersaie, the Milan Fashion Week of the tiling and ceramics world.
Cersaie gives our leadership team, buyers and stylists access to the latest insights in tiling trends and new product innovations.
It’s a place where we make decisions about products and styles that you’ll find on our shelves in our 96 outlets across the country and eventually, we hope, in your home and on your walls and floors.
For 30 years, a Beaumont Tiles team has travelled to Bologna for the fair in Cersaie and this year is no exception.
Here's a sneak peak inside Cersaie 2014.
We’re seeing new directions in digital tile printing inspired by nature’s palette, larger than ever format tiles and some gorgeous textural tiles reminiscent of architectural elements.
And we’re not just content with hanging art; we’re creating walls that are art - beautiful central focal pieces which will influence kitchen splash backs and bathroom features.
There are some gorgeous variations on feature tiles in every imaginable pattern including Moroccan inspired prints, line, squares, geometrics, diamonds and stars. This trend is breathing new life into tan and beige coloured tiles as you can see from this image.
The tile and ceramics design is influenced by many factors, just like the fashion industry. A strong theme from this year’s event in Italy is the continued blurring of the lines between fashion and home décor.
High fashion icon Roberto Cavalli – maestro to the young and wealthy - shows how it’s done with a range of slick marble look tiles. We’ve no plans to bring Cavalli’s creations to Australia but watch out as more designers follow his lead in signature tiling.
Block colours have been trending for some time and we’re seeing these design directions translate to tiles. On show are colour statement tiles – bright and deep yellows, blues, lime, tangerine, pinks and the deepest black with textured surfaces providing an added dimension that really makes a space pop.