Ceramics of Italy Announces Design Awards

Orlando, FL, April 21, 2015—Now in its 22nd year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to announce seven projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design.

Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, the competition attracted high-quality submissions in each of the three categories: residential, commercial, and institutional.

Winners receive a prize of $4,000 as well as a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie (September 28 to October 2) as part of a VIP delegation. Contractors and distributors involved in each project will also be celebrated.        

 

RESIDENTIAL WINNER

Firm: DKOR Interiors

Project: A Contemporary Moody Home

Location: Aventura, FL

Tile Manufacturer: Atlas Concorde

Distributor: Atlas Concorde

Contractor: Amazon Construction

 

RESIDENTIAL HONORABLE MENTION

Firm: Natalie Kraiem Interiors

Project: Brooklyn Kitchen

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Tile Manufacturer: Rex Ceramiche

Distributor: Florim Solutions

Contractor: Partinico Construction

 

RESIDENTIAL HONORABLE MENTION

Exterior Installation Recognition of Excellence

Firm: Tectonic Design

Project: Hanes Residence

Location: Andersonville, TN 

Tile Manufacturer: Cotto d’Este

Distributor: Ciot

Contractor: Private

 

COMMERCIAL WINNER

Firm: RSP Architects

Project: Target Northern Campus

Location: Brooklyn Park, MN

Tile Manufacturer: Provenza, Casamood, Ceramiche Caesar

Distributor: Tile by Design, RBC Tile

Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company

 

COMMERCIAL HONORABLE MENTION

Firm: Alexander Gorlin Architects

Project: Bell Works

Location: Holmdel, NJ

Tile Manufacturer: ImolaCeramica, Mirage

Distributor: New Jersey Tile and Stone

Contractor: Interface Tile

 

INSTITUTIONAL WINNER

Firm: Shinberg.Levinas Architects

Project: Carlos Rosario International Culinary School

Location: Washington, DC

Tile Manufacturer: Lea Ceramiche

Distributor: Atlantic Link

Contractor: Jud Tile                        

 

INSTITUTIONAL HONORABLE MENTION

Exterior Installation Recognition of Excellence

Firm: Gertler & Wente Architects, LLP

Project: ChristChurch Presbyterian

Location: Atlanta, GA

Tile Manufacturer: Marazzi

Distributor: Marazzi NY

Contractor: Southern Wall Systems

 

In addition, Avalon Flooring of Avalon, New Jersey was selected by Confindustria Ceramica to receive the 2015 Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award.