Coverings Best Booth Winners Named, Florim Takes Top Honor
Orlando, FL, April 6, 2017—Coverings has announced the winners of its 2017 Best Booth Awards.
The program recognizes the standout booths based on their design, creativity, display of product, and overall presentation. From the more than 1,110 exhibitors on the show floor, the panel of judges selected seven to win the coveted honor.
The Overall Best in Show honor was presented to Florim Ceramiche (#1228), which earned praise for its impressive architectural elements and integration of technology into the booth display. Judges noted that the large digital screen brings a sense of dynamism to the booth experience. The many spaces within the booth itself showcase a spectacular portfolio of tile products.
Grespania (#5222) was honored for “Organic Inspiration,” as the booth exterior features sinuous cut-outs in natural shapes—the graceful lines complement the large format tile products also used on the booth exterior, including stone and a rusted metal look.
The buzz continued at Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti (#2328), which earned the top spot in the “Best Brand Synergy” category. The stand brings together three brands—Ceridisa, Ricchetti, and Cisa Ceramiche—in a unified way. With three dedicated spaces showcasing the individual brand personalities, the booth features an overarching roof with an eye-catching balcony design that ties all the spaces together.
Porcelanite Lamosa (#3122) netted the “Rustic Meets Modern” award, as the booth blends warm, earthy looks with elements that evoke a more contemporary statement. Judges complimented the attention to detail throughout, including unique shapes, angles, and integrated lighting that dial up the drama factor of the booth.
The “Best Use of Space” honor went to Ceramiche Refin (#1711). The multidimensional booth features tile on a variety of planes and surfaces, including the ceiling. Although a smaller footprint, the utilization of space was unique with so many elements showcasing tile. The stand illustrates tile’s versatility and range of possible applications.
StonePeak Ceramics (#2610) was awarded the “Best Experiential Booth,” as the company hosted a live cooking demonstration in the booth’s kitchen vignette in which a chef prepared food for attendees using liquid nitrogen. This interactive element builds on the booth’s clever home-inspired design, bisected to create two distinct rooms. One displays high-gloss white tiles throughout, giving a polished, contemporary look. The other room incorporates beiges and warmer hues to create a more traditional aesthetic.
The “Boutique Design” honor was presented to Vives (#4939), which impresses attendees from the outside in—the exterior features a mosaic design, and the interior stands out for its unique palette of tiles in pastel hues. The booth also includes beautiful gold accents that elevate the overall design.