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Eleven companies competing for the Tecnargilla Design Award 2018

Press release n. 11 of the 14/09/2018 15.28.26 ( download )

Rimini.The competition that rewards innovative projects, the result of the latest research into materials, applications and surface decorations this year hinges on the theme of ´The three dimensions´


Eleven exhibitors at Tecnargilla have taken part in the fifth edition of the Tecnargilla Design Award (TDA), the competition to reward the latest innovations in technology, materials and surface finishes that can be applied to the production of ceramic tiles.

BMR, Colorobbia Italia, Digital Design, Esmalglass Itaca, LB Officine Meccaniche, Martinelli-Emar Impianti, Sacmi, Sertile, Surfaces, System and Torrecid have all expressed their creativity on the subject of ´The three dimensions´, among the hottest future trends in the ceramic industry. The three-dimensional aspect of materials is a concept that modern architecture is addressing with a lot of interest: looking to the future, ceramics need to acquire more thickness, build up more body and give surfaces volume and depth. This approach to design combines different shapes and colours on large ceramic slabs, with a view to offering the utmost freedom of customisation.

The competing projects will be displayed in a permanent exhibition situated in the exhibition South Hall for the duration of the event, revealing the enormous potential of technology providers in the field of technical and styling research.

The winner, selected by a jury consisting of the technical directors of ceramic manufacturers, tile retailers, designers and journalists, will be announced on Monday 24th September at 5 pm, in the exhibition Central Hall of Rimini´s exhibition district.



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 (up 6.3% over 2014) foreign buyers out of a total of 33,395 visitors (up 4% over 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.