Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards
 
August 1st, 2019
PRESS RELEASE / Castellón, 24th July 2019

Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

The jury is chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of the famous MVRDV studio
The awards are divided into three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project, with prizes totalling €39,000
Access all the information at www.tileofspainawards.com : bases, results of previous editions, etc.
View the Awards promotional video
ASCER (the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) has announced the eighteenth edition of its Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. The magnificent panel of judges is made up of internationally-acclaimed professionals working in the architecture and design sectors. The Tile of Spain Awards are intended to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture as well as interior design projects (both in Spain and abroad) and are sponsored by Endesa, Weber-Saint Gobain, the Port Authority of Valencia and CESCE.Tile_of_Spain_2019

Chairing the panel is Jacob van Rijs, founding partner of the prestigious MVRDV studio based in Rotterdam and with an international track record. The rest of the jury is composed by Inês Lobo; Portuguese architect; David Lorente, founding partner of the H Arquitectes studio; Eugeni Bach, of Anna & Eugeni Bach Arquitectes; Tomoko Sakamoto, editor specialized in architecture; and Ramón Monfort, of the College of Architects of Castellón.

Entries for the 18th Edition of the Tile of Spain Awards may be submitted from now until 24th October 2019.

The Awards have a prize fund of 39,000 euros distributed in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each with a cash prize of 17,000 euros. The panel of judges are also entitled to give special mentions in either category. The third category is the Final Degree Project, targeting students of Architecture, and has a cash prize of 5,000 euros. Entrants from both Spain and abroad are entitled to take part in all three categories. Full details of the 18th edition, the rules and candidate registration forms are available at www.tileofspainawards.com

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Winner of the architecture prize at the latest edition of the Ceramics Awards in the architecture category the project for the entrance to the intermodal station of Palma de Mallorca by the architect Joan Seguí Colomar; and in interior design the project “House facing the sea” by OAB Arquitectes (Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater). Images, blueprints and reports of last year’s winning projects can be downloaded from the Award’s website.

About the judges
Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV) – Chair of the panel of judges
Jacob van Rijs (Amsterdam 1965) is a Dutch architect. In 1993 he set up the MVRDV studio with partners Winy Maas and Nathalie de Vries. Based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), yet with an international vocation, the studio delivers solutions for contemporary urban and architectural problems in regions throughout the world. A highly collaborative design-based methodology based on research allows for the creation of open, ground-breaking projects aimed at enabling cities and landscapes to move towards a better future. Jacob van Rijs is a guest professor at the Berlin Technical University and has previously taught at the Munich TU, Delft TU, Wismar University, the Madrid School of Architecture, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and Rice University, amongst others. Since 2011 he has chaired the international programme at the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA).

MVRDV’s work is exhibited and published throughout the world and has received numerous international prizes. Two hundred and fifty architects, designers and urban planners deliver projects based on a multidisciplinary and collaborative design model that involves in-depth research and creative processes.  The studio’s best-known completed projects include The Netherlands Pavilion for the World Expo 2000 in Hannover; Market Hall, which combines a housing unit and store in Rotterdam; Pushed Slab, a sustainable office block in Paris; Flight Forum, an innovative business park in Eindhoven; the Silodam housing complex in Amsterdam; the Matsudai Cultural Centre in Japan; Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam; Ypenburg housing and urban development in The Hague; De Effenaar music centre in Eindhoven; the Gyre Boutique shopping mall in Tokyo; and the iconic Mirador y Celosía (‘Lookout and Lattice’) housing complex in Madrid. The studio is currently working on a series of projects that include a public art warehouse in Rotterdam; the transformation of a mixed-use building in the centre of Paris; mixed-use skyscrapers in New York and Shenzhen, and a wide range of housing projects in various countries including the Netherlands, France, China and India. MVRDV is also immersed in large-scale urban planning projects in Bordeaux and Caen (France), as well as a master plan for an eco-city in Logroño (Spain) and a research master plan for the future growth and expansion of Paris.

Members of the panel
Inês Lobo (Inês Lobo Arquitectos Lda)
Inês Lobo (Lisbon, 1966) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Lisbon’s Technical University. From 1990 to 1998 she worked with fellow architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça. In 1998 she set up a studio with Pedro Domingos and in 2002 launched her own firm, Inês Lobo Arquitectos, based on a philosophy of the joint reflection of a team of professionals whose mission is to guarantee continuity at each project phase, adopting a broad and coordinated vision. The work of Portuguese architect Inês Lobo is characterised by buildings featuring pure, streamlined designs and contemporary materials.

Since 2000 she has been a Projects professor at Lisbon’s Autonomous University. In recent years she has earned a reputation as an outstanding architecture exhibition curator. Her work in this area includes responsibility for the pavilion at the 2012 edition of the Biennale di Venezia. She has been a member of panel of judges for national and international architecture awards such as FAD 2012 or the Secil Prize in its 2006 edition. In 1999 she received the title of Officer of the Order of Merit from the Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio; in 2013 the “Women Creators of Culture” award and in 2014 the arcVision Women and Architecture prize.

David Lorente (HARQUITECTES)
David Lorente (Granollers, 1972) graduated from the Vallès School of Architecture in 2000. He is a founding partner of HARQUITECTES (2000), a studio based in Sabadell (Barcelona) run by a partnership of four architects, David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó and Roger Tudó Galí, who all graduated from the Vallès School of Architecture between 1998 and 2000. They have received various accolades for both completed projects and tenders, and have published widely in national and international media. Their work has also been selected for a number of exhibitions and they have been guest speakers at conferences both in Europe and America.

Eugeni Bach (Anna & Eugeni Bach)
Eugeni Bach (Barcelona, 1974) qualified as an architect at the Barcelona School of Architecture (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) in 1999. He is an assistant professor of the Vertical Workshop at the School of Architecture of the International University of Catalonia (Barcelona), directed by Winy Maas (1998) and Duncan Lewis (1999). He was a professor of the Mies van der Rohe Chair at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, under the direction of David Chipperfield (2001). He is a Projects professor at La Salle School of Architecture at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) (2005-the present) and at the Barcelona Technical School at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2015 – the present).

The Anna & Eugeni Bach architecture studio works in a wide spectrum of design aspects, ranging from urban planning and architecture to interior and object design. Their work covers four key areas: professional, teaching, research and cultural activity, all based on an intensely propositive and personal approach. Their numerous achievements include the following: finalists at the 2016 edition of the Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennale; nomination for the Mies van der Rohe awards in 2015; nomination for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize for Young Architects in 2015; nomination for the FAD 2015 Award; winners of the 2014 FAD International Award; finalists of the 2014 FAD Interior Design Award in 2014; winners of the 2014 FAD Interior Design Award; winners of the FAD International Opinion Award in 2014; finalists of the 2013 FAD Awards; nominated for the 2012 FAD Awards; winners of the 2008 Opinion Award; finalists of the 2008 FAD Awards; finalists at the 10th edition of the Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning in 2009; and nomination for the 7th edition of the Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennale. Their projects have been featured in various European journals including Domus, MARK Magazine, Interni, Arquitectura Viva or A10l.

Tomoko Sakamoto (Spread)
SPREAD is a studio set up in Barcelona in 2012 by graphic designer David Lorente and editor Tomoko Sakamoto. Both partners had previously worked at the publishing firm ACTAR for more than 10 years, producing several books on architecture and design. Spread is currently immersed in a wide range of book design projects.

Ramón Monfort (CTAC)
Ramón Monfort is a founding member of the Ceramic Design Centre, President of the Castellón Region College of Architects and Dean of the Comunidad Valenciana Official College of Architects. He boasts long-standing experience in the sector, and his trajectory has been marked by his commitment to social and sustainable values. He has received accolades for projects such as the Peñíscola Convention Centre or the Canem Gallery in Castellón.

At previous editions, the panels have been chaired by many other leading professionals such as Jorge Silvetti, Iñaki Ábalos, Emilio Tuñón, Manuel Gallego, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Alberto Campo Baeza, Gonçalo Byrne, William J.R. Curtis, Terence Riley, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Ferrater, Luís Moreno Mansilla, Patxi Mangado, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Mathías Klotz, Benedetta Tagliabue and Víctor López Cotelo.

Calendar and submission of entries
Closing date for entries: 24th October 2019.
Jury’s final decision: week 20 November.
Award ceremony: February 4, 2020 in CEVISAMA (Valencia from February 3 to 7)
Rules and candidate registration: https://tileofspainawards.com

 

Press & communication:
Tel.: +34 964 727 200
comunicacion@ascer.es
www.ascer.es

New York Times Tiles
 
July 24th, 2019

Are you a puzzle fan? A visual thinker? Well, get ready for a challenge! #TILES on the @NewYorkTimes is the new game of choice. If you didn’t realize how endless the design options were before… you will now.

WhyTile-Social-Media-Messaging-July-2019-7-24 Learn more here: https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/tiles?smid=nytcore-ios-share


Economic Indicators June 2019
 
July 1st, 2019
CTDA is happy to bring you June 2019 Economic Indicators from Joseph Lundgren Consulting.
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Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at Coverings for Forbes
 
May 16th, 2019

Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at @Coverings for @Forbes. Standout trends included moody marble looks, dimensional whites, tropical florals and more. Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiegold/2019/04/19/design-biz-pros-share-their-coverings-tile-show-takes/#1eb42de33f04WhyTile-Social-Media-Messaging-April-2019-5 WhyTile-Social-Media-Messaging-April-2019-6


Arizona Tile: Live Seamlessly: Arizona Tile’s new R11 Anti-Slip Finish
 
July 30th, 2018

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

 

 


Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.
 
September 29th, 2017

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

September 20, 2017

Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.

Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Hayes will lead all the Independent, Branch, and Commercial Sales divisions for both the Florida Tile and Cotto d’Este USA Brands.

Prior to accepting this position, Hayes served as Florida Tile’s Director of Business Development and Commercial Sales. His tenure at the company spans nine years and includes a 2015 induction into the Ceramic Tile Distributor Association’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the CTDA Board of Directors.

“We are fortunate to have someone as experienced, trusted, and highly respected as Doug,” said Luca Setti, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “We are extremely confident in his ability to enhance our long-term strategy and lead the sales organization to a higher level of success.”

“I am honored and excited to lead this team. As we work to develop our long-term growth strategy and improve on the success that Florida Tile has already achieved, my first priority will be to place customer care at the forefront of all decisions we make,” said Hayes. “The investments we have made this past year in our manufacturing center, distribution center, and SAP implantation have placed us in a great position to grow exponentially.”

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Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market.

Sandra Bunn – Communications Coordinator

Florida Tile, Inc.

859.219.5222

sandra.bunn@floridatile.com

 

 

 


Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters
 
September 27th, 2017

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

August 9, 2017

Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters

Direct from Italy comes fine Italian Tile designed specifically for the North American market.

(Coconut Creek, FL, August 9, 2017 ) – Modomo is proud to announce the opening of its
headquarters at 4171, West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite #12, Coconut Creek, Florida. It’s one more step in Modomo’s goal to provide fine Italian tile, designed for the North American market.

“We’re really excited about the new office and feel we have something pretty unique to
offer.” said Managing Partner, Scott Alpert. Alpert’s industry background includes 35-years
experience from Agent, Contractor, Buyer, retail/wholesale Distributer, to Italian and
Chinese Trading Companies.

“We’re going to be different”, said Alpert. “As a U.S. based company, only marketing to the U.S. and Canada, we’ll keep a pulse on North American design and cultural trends and quickly gear our product offering to mirror those trends.”

Modomo also plans to go the extra mile. “We’re partnering vertically with our client’s inside and outside salesforce by providing extensive training, but that’s just the first step”, stated Alpert. “We are also going to go out with our clients and visit their dealers, architects and designers, builders and developers. We’ll help them train and educate their clients on the product.” “We’re with our client partners one-hundred percent of the way and the new headquarters is just the beginning of that commitment.”

Modomo is a U.S. based trading company, run by industry veterans with over 100-years of
collective experience, providing the finest Italian tile to the North American market.
Partnering with one of the most successful Italian Tile Manufacturers, Modomo is committed to providing beautiful collections, superior sales and training support, state-of-the-art
merchandising and marketing, as well as, very favorable pricing.

Contact: Scott Alpert

Managing Partner

4171 West Hillsboro Blvd Suite #12

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Phone: (954) 642-8019 , toll free (833) 685-0373

Email: info@modomotiles.com

Website: modomotiles.com

Date: August 9, 2017

 

 

 

 


Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings
 
April 4th, 2017

April 4, 2017

Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings

(Orlando, FL) – The tile industry has united in a marketing and education initiative designed to inspire consumers and provide information on all of tile’s benefits. The campaign, called Why Tile, is being introduced to the industry here at Coverings.

Why Tile is an industry effort with input sought from various industry organizations including the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Ceramic Tile Education foundation (CTEF), the Tile Contractors Association of America, and the Tile Heritage Foundation (THF), in addition to manufacturers worldwide. Why Tile is coordinated by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).

“We’re so pleased to give Why Tile a ‘friends and family’ introduction here at Coverings,” says Eric Astrachan, Executive Director, TCNA. “In developing Why Tile, we’ve had the pleasure of reaffirming everything that’s so wonderful about tile. With Why Tile, we’ll be delivering this messaging to consumers and to the A&D community as never before and in new and impactful ways – most notably, through the website, WhyTile.Com.”

WhyTile.com provides extensive messaging on the benefits of tile, centering on four main tenets: Design, Easy Care, Healthy Spaces, and Heritage. The site features an Inspiration Gallery; downloadable Project Guide, chematics, and maintenance tips; and a Test Your Tile IQ feature where users can take a simple 10-question quiz for a chance to win a prize.

“As with any website, WhyTile.Com will constantly evolve and provide a means for our audiences to derive inspiration and access planning resources – we want this to be both engaging and a helpful tool,” says Kathy Meyer, Marketing Director, TCNA. “We’re excited to get out there with Why Tile, and this is just the beginning of what I know will be a long and colorful story.”

“Developing Why Tile even to this nascent stage has been very rewarding, in that it is the culmination of the vision of such a diverse group coming together – including competitors, and folks who would normally never be around a table together – in a cooperative manner I’ve never seen in nearly 30 years in marketing and advertising,” says Julie Peck, Creative Director, TCNA. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done to date, and look forward to refining and expanding upon it with the further input of our partners and the industry as it is introduced here at Coverings.”

About TCNA

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became TCNA in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to encompass all of North America.

Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

For more information, contact:
Roxanne Shiflet
(864) 646-8453

 

 


COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY
 
February 23rd, 2017

 

 

 

Press Contacts
Sharp Communications
Phoebe Lasky
PL@sharpthink.com
Madeleine Tabing
MT@sharpthink.com
212-829-0002

COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY

(ARLINGTON, VA – February 23, 2017) Today Coverings, the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America, celebrates National Tile Day, which recognizes the value of tile in today’s architecture and design. National Tile Day is declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually on February 23. Additionally, National Tile Day is observed this year by Orange County, FL—the host location of Coverings 2017.

“We’re leveraging National Tile Day as a platform to highlight the many merits of tile, and provide education to trade and consumer audiences regarding tile as an excellent material for today’s construction and renovation projects,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “National Tile Day is also a bit of a preview to the thousands of wow-worthy tile products that will be on display at Coverings in April. We’re gearing up for another truly astounding show.”

Reasons for choosing tile include its durability and sustainability, resistance to weathering, versatility in applications, low maintenance, energy efficiency and health factors. The beauty of tile, paired with the flexibility of design, enable designers to make unique and beautiful installations that last a lifetime.

Coverings attendees can learn about the benefits of selecting tile, installation standards and best practices, and the latest market introductions at the show. The show returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from April 4-7, 2017 and is estimated to bring together 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space, in addition to a robust program of CEU accredited seminars, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

On February 23, National Tile Day will be celebrated with two digital activations, providing unique opportunities for trade and consumer audiences to learn more about tile. At 1:00 p.m. EST on Twitter, Metropolis Magazine (@MetropolisMag)will be hosting a panel of industry experts using the hashtag #TileToday. Participants will include Ceramics of Italy, Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America, as well as Alena Capra and designer Kim Lewis, who is participating in this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Additionally, Interior Design Magazine will be hosting a Facebook Livestream with Coverings ambassador Alena Capra at 4 p.m. EST. Together with Allie Weiss, Interior Design online editor, Capra will be highlighting tile trends and new products that will be featured at Coverings 2017. The Livestream will be available on the Interior Design Facebook page (facebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine).

Join Coverings in celebrating by sharing why you choose tile with #WhyTile and #Coverings2017. For full details regarding Coverings’ National Tile Day, please visit coverings.com/NTD.

Coverings Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/CoveringsShow
Twitter: @Coverings, #Coverings2017
Pinterest: pinterest.com/Coverings
Instagram: instagram.com/CoveringsShow
YouTube: youtube.com/TheCoveringsShow
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1693367
Google +: google.com/+Coverings
Blog: coverings.com/blog

 

About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.

Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.

Coverings 2017 takes place April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.

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National Tile Day, February 23rd!
 
February 6th, 2017
Coverings NTD Launch Photo

National Tile Day, February 23rd!

 

We are proud to announce the inaugural National Tile Day, February 23rd! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing why tile is the best choice for both residential and commercial products. Know why you choose tile?

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