Like last year, this fall in Bologna, Italy, the Cersaie exhibition was held, dedicated to the novelties of the tile and sanitary ware market. Let’s see what new designers have offered us in this area..
In 2018, Cersaie was held from September 24 to 28. For five days, visitors could admire fashion trends in the use of various types of tiles, sanitary ware, and bathroom furniture..
One of the most notable trends this year is the vertical tiling option. “Pig” is still in demand, but it is in the case of vertical laying, when the tile stretches upward. In many of the variants presented at the exhibition, the traditional rectangle measuring 10×30 or 10×20 centimeters was laid exactly vertically.
The second popular trend is complex geometry. And not only when laying tiles, but also in the pattern on it. Christmas trees, rhombuses, zigzags, a mixture of geometric shapes remain a popular design technique..
We told you about such a new facing material as curlite. So at Cersaie-2018 it was already noticeably more than last year. This thin laminated porcelain stoneware, with added fiberglass for durability, is receiving increased attention from designers and manufacturers. Curlite very successfully imitates natural stone. In addition, today, during firing, silver ions are added to such tiles, which prevent the growth of bacteria..
A notable trend of the current “International Ceramic Fashion Week” is several variants of tiles in one collection. The homeowner gets the opportunity to buy two or three tile options, which will definitely be successfully combined, because this was provided by the designer from the beginning.
3D tiles are still trending, a trend that has been going on for several years now. However, embossed tiles can no longer be called a bright novelty, designers, rather, continue to develop this direction..
If last year blue tones were at the peak of popularity, neutral, pastel shades dominated at Cersaie-2018. If pink – then “dusty”, muted, if green – then cold, much more like aqua than juicy green. Gray, white and black are back in fashion – classics in different combinations.
Tiles in the form of hexagons and octahedrons, hexagons and octagons were also presented at this year’s exhibition, but there is much less of it. Experts believe that this trend in the world of ceramic tiles is gradually losing its relevance..
When it comes to sanitary ware, the trend is sink-bowls that don’t splash during use, small jacuzzis with soft swirl jets, black and white matte faucets, as well as toilets and bidets without a rim or with seats that are very easy to remove for cleaning..