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"Made in Italy " is a brand that speaks for itself. This magic word combination equally refers to th...
"Made in Italy " is a brand that speaks for itself. This magic word combination equally refers to the Italian cuisine, sports cars, ceramic and porcelain tiles, and Italian lifestyle in general. The Italians have unlocked the secret of happiness and joy of life, and have shared their valuable experience with the rest of the world.
Traditionally, terracotta tiles are commonly encountered in Northern Italy. The floors of the medieval castles, palazzos and private villas from the Alps to Rome are tiled with terracotta. Moving from the capital to the South, another decorative trend is observed under the influence of the sea, sun and oriental culture. Majolica, the Italian hand-painted and glazed tiles, usually comes either from the Sicilian, or from the Amalfitan center of tile manufacturing. The walls, floors, stair steps, both indoors and outdoors, are tiled using this chromatically rich and expressive material.
The contemporary "Made in Italy" tiles naturally merge prowess, artistic heritage and recent design trends. The brand-new collections and technical advancements are annually exhibited at Cersaie, the most important ceramic industry event of the year. Held in Bologna, from year to year Cersaie witnesses the triumph of the Italian design and Italian technologies. Some Italian fashion houses today have subsidiaries which deal with interior and exterior design and produce the branded finishing materials. The designer tile collections by Versace and Roberto Cavalli have already earned the worldwide fame. Such tile manufacturers as Bardelli, Mutina and DTS, collaborate with numerous designers to come up to the market with extraordinary designer tile series. The "Made in Italy" porcelain stoneware fuses excellent performance (resistance to frost and wear, high strength, etc.) with unmatched aesthetic value. Nowadays the essence of virtually every material, should it be wood, stone, concrete, metal, terracotta or fabric, is masterfully evoked in ceramic and porcelain tiles.