At BDNY: Ceramics of Italy

At BDNY: Ceramics of Italy

Boutique Design New York—a leading indicator of trends for luxury hospitality and lifestyle design— just wrapped up a whirlwind two days of this curated creative event, showcasing everything from lighting to wool rugs, architectural panels to beds. In short, any furnishing, fixture, or surface covering that adorns the spaces of the world’s most-sought hospitality venues (nor is there anything to stop these products from appearing in the home)…

Image inside BDNY exhibit with big BDNY letters

Ceramics of Italy brought their momentum from September’s Cersaie to the show, with 16 representative brands showcasing their latest innovations in ceramic tile.

Ergon tile at BDNY rectangular shaped-tile in blue, peach, white, beige

Emilgroup’s Ergon tile.

Environmentally friendly manufacturer Casalgrande Padana presented the new Era collection, a propitious combination of stone and porcelain stoneware offering a unique aesthetic and excellent technical performance.

Casalgrande Padana tile on floor of luxury bedroom
Casalgrande Padana tile detail intermixed stone and tile in grays, whites, blacks

The company’s Fusion line aims for a more industrial look by duplicating the effects of metal oxidation and chrome plating, as seen in the otherworldly shimmer of walls and floor in this boutique spa space.

Casalgrande Padana tile with iridescent effect on floor and walls of spa

Among the kaleidoscopic oeuvre of Dado Ceramica, we find the Living and Wallpaper collections. The former features brick-shaped glass tiles in a spare yet stunning palette of icy whites, greens, and blues. The latter uses innovative processing techniques to create ultra-thin porcelain stoneware panels that can outfit an entire wall just like wallpaper.

Dado Ceramica at BDNY samples from booth
Dado Ceramica Living collection in bathroom
Dado Ceramica living bluish white tile backsplash in bathroom
Dado Ceramica samples at BDNY
Dado Ceramica at BDNY
Dado Ceramica wallpaper leaves in bathroom

Marca Corona parlays the power of the petite with the Miniature collection, featuring 6×24 cm glass effect stoneware tiles: “a treasure trove of inspirations from materials worked by skillfull craftsmen proposing stylistic experiments.”

Marca Corona at BDNY samples at show
Marca Corona samples
Marca Corona Majolica tiles

Lastly, Settecento breaks new aesthetic ground with Lichen and Dots, two different yet equally dramatic collections, the one evoking classic marble with its dynamic veining, and the other offering a textural tour de force that resembles ancient hieroglyphs.

Settecento Lichen collection white marble with gold veins and inset wooden tiles
Settecento dots raised tiles resembling patterned concrete

The show concluded on November 14. Visit BDNY for a comprehensive wrap-up. And go to 3rings to check out more innovative tile.

Leave a Reply