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´Ceramic Age´: the styling and texture trends of the future return to Tecnargilla

Press release n. 9 of the 01/08/2018 13.08.17 ( download )

´Ceramic Age´ is set to be the title of the exhibition on ´ceramic trends´ organised by the AzzoliniTinuper architects studio. An overview of the latest styling and texture trends in the ceramics industry, which confirms the key role of technology suppliers in the development of new design projects.

.The layout comprises aggregate volumes, slabs, sedimentation, penetration and combinations of megalithic elements. These are the architectural and layout elements that will bring to life ´Ceramic Age´, the exhibition dedicated to technological and styling trends in ceramics at Tecnargilla 2018 (Rimini, 24-28 September).
Once again, the Rimini trade fair looks keenly to the future of new ceramic materials to provide ideas and launch creative provocations.
The exhibition, affording significant scenic impact, offers an ´unprecedented´ concept of ceramic, one that is no longer considered a static object, but instead a dynamic, ductile and expressive presence, capable of redesigning settings and giving rise to endless customisations and opening new horizons for the design world.
´Ceramic Age´ is designed to constitute a new start, a new ultra-technological era where ceramic becomes the ´only material´, absorbing all the possible expressions of the material, to express the same primordial energy enhanced in its macro dimensions and thicknesses.
Large slabs, geometric shapes, three-dimensional effects: these are all elements that play a primary role in the architectural project, yet whose ultimate expression lies in the pursuit of colour. This concept is interpreted to perfection in the section entitled Ceramic Age.Color Trends, where four chromatic areas defined as ´almost primary´ are reinterpreted according to the latest interior design trends, amid neutral colds and neutral warms, oxides and green hues that bring to mind the world of plants.
The trends exhibition, organised by the AzzoliniTinuper architects practice, is included as usual as part of the macro event, ´Ceramic Workshop´, located at the entrance to Tecnargilla, which will also be hosting the fifth edition of the Tecnargilla Design Award contest, an award set up to consecrate the most innovative technologies, applications and materials used in the ceramics industry. Also an integral part of the ´Ceramic Workshop´, the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza Area will be exhibiting some of the most representative pieces from the collections to illustrate the history of ceramics.


Tecnargilla is the world´s most important exhibition in terms of ceramics and brick supplies. Organised by Acimac (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) and IEG . Italian Exhibition Group . the company created through a merger of Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza -, the exhibition offers the best of innovation in aesthetics and processes for the sector every two years, playing host to all the leading companies and attracting a great number of international buyers to Rimini. Tecnargilla was in fact the exhibition with the most visits from international operators in its 2016 edition too: 16,764 (+6.3 on 2014) foreign buyers from a total of 33,395 visitors (+4% on 2014). Tecnargilla welcomed 500 exhibitors in 2016 (40% of which from around 25 countries) covering an area of 80,000 m² (+7% on the 2014 edition) approx., divided into four exhibition sections: Tecnargilla, dedicated to technologies for ceramic tiles, sanitaryware and tableware; Kromatech, the showcase for colour and creativeness in ceramics; Claytech, the section dedicated to technologies for bricks and T-White, the exhibition area dedicated to the production of machinery and plants for the production of ceramic sanitaryware and tableware. The 2018 edition will be featuring two new sections, namely Greentech and T-Finishing, dedicated to ´green´ technologies and products and finishing technologies, respectively.