Ceramics of Italy Announces 2016 Tile Competition Winners

Chicago, IL, June 6 2016—Now in its 23rd year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to announce six outstanding 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. An international jury of design industry experts reviewed and evaluated the projects, ultimately selecting three winners and three honorable mentions among the steep competition.

The jury made this difficult selection under the following criteria: the creative and effective use of Italian tile, the overall quality of the installation, the aesthetic beauty and functionality of the design, and the sustainable attributes of the overall project and materials used.

The finalists were be officially announced at Coverings in Chicago during the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference where the winners will present their projects and receive a plaque honoring their achievement. The winning firms will also receive a prize of $4,000 as well as a CEU-accredited trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie (September 26 to 30, 2016 as part of a VIP delegation. Contractors and distributors involved in each project will also be awarded with a cash prize for their valued contribution.



Firm: Gensler

Project: Kaye Scholer Headquarters

Location: New York, NY

Tile Manufacturer: Atlas Concorde

Distributor: Nemo Tile

Contractor: Port Morris Tile & Marble Corp.



Firm: Rottet Studio

Project: Viking Star

Location: Flag State: Bergen, Norway; Destinations: Worldwide.

Tile Manufacturer: Rex, Caesar, Lea, Laminam, and Mosaico+

Distributor: various

Contractor: Naval Interior, Tino Sana, Spencer, Interna, US Joiner, and Marine Interior



Firm: Shinberg.Levinas Architects

Project: Turnberry Residence

Location: Rosslyn-Arlington, VA

Tile Manufacturer: Lea Ceramiche

Distributor: Atlantic Link

Contractor: Jud Tile



Firm: DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design

Project: Through House

Location: Toronto, Canada

Tile Manufacturer: Casalgrande Padana

Distributor: Stone Tile International

Contractor: Casalgrande Padana



Firm: Geoffrey A. Blatt Interior Design & Decoration

Project: Bridgehampton Private Pool

Location: Bridgehampton, NY

Tile Manufacturer: Kronos Ceramiche

Distributor: Cancos Tile & Stone NYC

Contractor: Breitenback Builders



Firm: ARK

Project: UJA Federation Community Complex

Location: Vaughan, Canada

Tile Manufacturer: Mirage

Distributor: Olympia Tile

Contractor: Calligaro Tile Co.

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