With nearly 140,000 square metres of exhibition space dedicated to the latest collections from global manufacturers, including leading members of Ceramics of Italy, Cersaie is the world’s foremost authority on tile. This year, the fair casts a spotlight on new patterns, production techniques and applications, while also taking a look back: Over the years, Cersaie has developed a rich history of introducing new aesthetic trends and educating visitors about recent advances in production technology. And to chart some of the fair’s past milestones, a special exhibition will be woven throughout this year’s event. Curated by designer Davide Vercelli and designed by Dario Curatolo, “Route 40” will highlight Cersaie’s important role as one of the first places to present products like gauged porcelain and super-thin outdoor pavers.
Alongside the products on display, both past and present, the show provides an expansive program of talks and seminars. Among its biggest speakers are Xu Tiantian and Mario Cucinella, the latter of who hosts a symposium his Idea City pavilion for Italy at the Expo 25 Osaka