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July/August 2019

From a groundbreaking seaside museum in China to an elegant new sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Azure’s July/August issue unveils the 20 winners of the ninth annual AZ Awards!

Top tile collections at Cersaie 07

Cersaie is big, with over 30 countries represented among 1,000-plus exhibitors, each launching their latest innovations in ceramic tiles and bathroom fixtures.

Many familiar names in tiles will be there, including glass mosaic giants Bisazza and Sicis, along with smaller companies, such as Italy’s Lea Ceramiche and Mutina, the latter of which is gaining a stellar reputation for collaborating with such top furniture designers as the Bouroullec brothers and Patricia Urquiola.

In addition to the many halls bursting with ceramics and bathroom fixtures, Cersaie has also assembled an impressive conference program with a number of architecture heavyweights taking the stage. They incliude Shigeru Ban, renowned for creating cost-effective and sturdy emergency shelters out of cardboard, and Pritzker-prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura. Architect Heike Hanada is also presenting her designs for the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany.

We’ll keep you posted on highlights from the show floor, but here’s a quick preview of what some of our favourite tile companies are launching:

1 Mutina

Tex, by the young London design studio Raw Edges, has a barely there texture derived from impressions of the designers’ favourite objects. The series comes in 10 colours, available in three shades.

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Lenny Kravitz for Lea Ceramica
2 Lea Ceramiche

Rock star-turned-designer Lenny Kravitz presents the Goccia collection of sculpted, high-gloss, monochromatic tiles in black and white.

Top tile collections at Cersaie
Mosaico+
3 Mosaico+

Mosaic artist Carlo Dal Bianco’s luxurious designs, a mere four millmetres in thickness, emulate the movement and reflections of water.

Top tile collections at Cersaie
Antolini Luigi
4 Antolini Luigi

Woodstone is the feature collection for this Italian company. The tiles combine the strength of stone with the wood-grain lines of parquet.

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Fioranese
5 Fioranese

Wellness Wood provides an elegant and easy-to-clean surface that’s also LEED certified. It comes in four natural wood tones.

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Imola’s Clip tile
6 Imola

The popular Clip tile, which can be snapped into place within minutes, returns with some added colour options. The reusable system is ideal for instantly transforming a space and for temporary venues.

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