Cersaie 2019: PLANET EARTH, A Tribute to the Earth

At Cersaie 2019, Tecnografica Italian Wallcoverings presents PLANET EARTH, the installation of wallpapers and decorative panels with patterns inspired by the Earth and the beauty of nature

Sealife wallpaper

On the occasion of Cersaie 2019, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, in Bologna from 23 to 27 September, Tecnografica Italian WallCoverings will present PLANET EARTH, an installation celebrating the beauty of our planet through panels in precious onyx and marble and wallpapers featuring Feanne’s tropical illustrations.

Visayan-Leopard wallpaper

Tecnografica’s designers and artists have been inspired by the wonders offered by our planet – from plants to animals, from precious stones to exotic countries, to breathtaking landscapes – to create an elegant and original collection of wallcoverings.

Light blue decorative panel in precious onyx and marble

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Cersaie 2019: Lapitec and Sintered Stone Slabs

A sintered stone collection characterized by great versatility

At Cersaie 2019, Lapitec presents its new sintered stone products, with large format slabs featuring ‘through-body veining’ creating harmonious patterns. An absolute white base has delicate gray veins available in three variants: from geometric patterns, to thick veins, to more delicate ones. Three versatile variants for a 100% natural and original material. [Text Isabelle Fournier]


The new sintered stone collection by Lapitec at Cersaie 2019; in the picture, the Bianco Elettra version.


The main features shared by the three variants made available by the brand are the large format, the absolute white base (in the picture, Bianco Vittoria) and the different through-body veins.

In the third picture, the Bianco Aurora version confirms the elegance of the through-body veins presented by Lapitec.


Cersaie 2019: New Features for the 40MM Series by Rubinetterie Treemme

Rubinetterie Treemme adds new finishes to the 40MM collection and a new mixer faucet for washbasins and kitchen sinks

Black PVD mixer faucet. 40MM collection by Rubinetterie Treemme

Rubinetterie Treemme extends the 40MM steel line with a new mixer faucet suitable for both bathrooms and kitchens.

Bronze PVD mixer faucet. 40MM collection by Rubinetterie Treemme

Designed by the in-house technical team, the 40MM line, with its clean and elegant design, is suitable for residential and contract spaces. The various finishes available allow for a total customization, transforming the faucet into a decorative element. The 40MM collection is available in galvanic and PVD finishes, in yellow gold, bronze and gunmetal color variants.


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Cersaie 2019: FMG and Fiandre Architectural Surfaces

FMG - Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti and Fiandre Architectural Surfaces present their new collections at Cersaie 2019


MaxFine Marmi collection by FMG: Emperador finish

A new marble effect for the MaxFine Marmi range by FMG: Emperador. Emperador marble, with its warm brown color and its cream and hazelnut veins, is one of the most famous and widespread Spanish marbles.

MaxFine collection by FMG, Emperador finish

MaxFine by FMG presents the Emperador finish for large format slabs with a 6 mm thickness, perfect for both horizontal and vertical coverings. Not only floors but also ventilated façades, partition walls, doors, countertops for kitchens and bathrooms, for residential, commercial and nautical projects.

Blast collection by FMG

Also produced by FMG, Blast is a collection with an evocative name, inspired by volcanic rocks, which reproduces their irregular structure. Its surface is characterized by overlaying colors with tone-on-tone speckles.

Blast collection by FMG

The Blast collection is available in 3 finishes – natural, polished and structured – and in 5 colors. Perfect for total look spaces, it is available in the traditional 120x60, 60x60, 60x30 sizes, 10mm thick. The series is completed by surfaces in semigres, in the 60x20 size, and a selection of 30x30 tiles to liven up the pattern.

Blast collection by FMG

Fiandre Architectural Services: Arabescato Orobico from the Marmi Maximum collection

In addition to FMG, Fiandre Architectural Surfaces will present its new products at Cersaie 2019. Arabescato Orobico is the name of the new finish from the Marmi Maximum collection by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces. Inspired by the Italian marble of the same name, Arabescato Orobico is characterized by white veins combined with gray, brown and ochre shades, a precious pattern completed by the polished finish.

Fiandre Architectural Surfaces, Arabescato Orobico, from the Marmi Maximum collectionVery ornamental, Arabescato Orobico is a finish for floors and walls, and, thanks to its 6mm thickness, it can also be used for furnishings and architectural details.

Porcelain stoneware from the Marmi Maximum collection is made using at least 40% recycled material and complies with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements. [Text Anguilla Segura]

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Cersaie 2019: Magic by Arbi Arredobagno

Arbi Arredobagno presents its new furnishing collections at Cersaie 2019

A wide range of finishes, for a collection of bathroom furniture that includes console tables, wall units, accessories in different finishes and materials, makes up Arbi Arredobagno’s offering. An avant-garde project that can adapt to the needs of the customer, a stylistic flexibility that meets different tastes: these features, in addition to the introduction of new woods such as eucalyptus, make up the new collection, Code, which can be seen at Cersaie 2019, a leading event in the field of surfaces and bathroom furnishings, in Bologna from 23 to 27 September. [Text Isabelle Fournier]

Above, Code 05 Composition by Arbi Arredobagno, the new collection consisting of suspended bases in glossy Eucalyptus finish combined with Laminam Emperador Extra Lucido countertop with Plaza built-in washbasin. The Chance mirror with rhodium Aluminum profile, the shelf and the stool complete the room. Size: W 210 x D 50.5 cm (W 277 cm with protruding shelf). Right, Clio bathtub in tekno, Olga tall units with Brunito mirror fronts and black profile.

Code10 by Arbi Arredobagno consists of a shelf and countertop in matt Laminam Pietra Grey with Belt tekno semi-recessed washbasin (designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati), combined with the suspended base here in the matt white lacquered finish. The Boheme mirror with black aluminum profile, the Olga wall unit with Brunito mirror doors and velvet black shell complete the room. Size: W 250 x D 50.5/37 cm.

Cersaie 2019: Scavolini Presents Two New Bathroom Lines

14At Cersaie 2019, Scavolini presents Juno and Tratto, the collections where lifestyle meets design

Juno is a completely new collection, characterized by minimal lines and a neat geometry. Its leitmotiv is the J-groove door, which offers an ergonomic grip as well as plain and rigorous aesthetics. The finishes, matt or glossy, come in several colors and with decorative patterns to meet the needs of different interior design styles and to allow for maximum customization.


The furnishings of the Juno collection can be combined with countertop or built-in washbasins, made of mineralmarmo, stone or ceramic. The bathroom is completed with suspended or free-standing sanitary ware, taps and fittings, shower trays and enclosures, bathtubs, vanity units, accessories and a wide range of lighting systems. The Juno collection may be easily combined with the Fluida wall system for further storage.


The Tratto collection, designed by Vuesse, is based on modularity, which allows you to furnish any space, small or large, from master bathrooms to half baths. The suspended base is completed with a series of specially-designed brass and stainless steel accessories – faucets, shelves and more. Matching lights and mirrors complete the project.


The doors with the handle profile are the distinguishing feature of this collection characterized by a contemporary, rigorous and essential style. The result is a refined and extremely sophisticated simplicity.


With Juno and Tratto, Scavolini combines harmony and rigor, lifestyle and wellness, for elegantly furnished bathrooms.

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Cersaie 2019: The Platform Dedicated to Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings

From 23 to 27 September, Cersaie, one of the world’s largest and most important trade fairs dedicated to ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, will be back to BolognaFiere

Cersaie 2019 has a new outlook: a new image and a new logo for a changing world. Cersaie becomes Open Cersaie, a new concept of trade fair, a platform to establish relationships.

Building, Dwelling, Thinking: the conferences

Among the most important events of Cersaie 2019, there will be “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”, as usual, hosting internationally renowned architects. One of this year’s protagonists will be French firm Jakob+McFarlane, known for several projects including Georges restaurant in the Centre G. Pompidou in Paris (2000), the reconstruction of the theater of Pont-Audemer in Normandy (2001), the Florence Loewy Books by Artists bookstore in Paris (2001), Docks de Paris (2008), the Orange Cube (2010) and the Euronews headquarters in Lyon (2014).

Argentine architect Emilio Ambasz, the curator of the famed exhibition "Italy: the new domestic landscape", MoMA, 1972, will be another prominent speaker in the program of conferences of Cersaie 2019, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”. Ambasz, renowned for his green philosophy applied to technology, has won several awards for his projects. Among them, we can mention the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan (1976), the “Casa de Retiro Espiritual” in Cordoba, Spain (1980), and the Conservatory of the San Antonio Botanical Garden in Texas, winner of the Progressive Architecture Award in 1985, of the National Glass Association Award for Excellence in Commercial Design in 1988 and of the Quaternario Award in 1990. Furthermore, Emilio Ambasz designed the Vertebra chair with Giancarlo Piretti, for Castelli, in 1979, which is currently part of the permanent collection of MoMA.

Richard Rogers, protagonist of Building, Dwelling, Thinking in 2018

“Building, Dwelling, Thinking” will also host architects Anupama Kundoo and Felipe Assadi.

The “Lesson in reverse 2019 will be held by director Francesca Molteni, who will explore the relationships between cinema, videos and design.

Moreover, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking” will host the first edition of the ADI Booth Design Award, in addition to the ADI Ceramics and Bathroom Design Award.

Cersaie: themed exhibitions

Cersaie will host a themed exhibition also this year, “Famous Bathrooms”, dedicated to bathrooms inspired by celebrities from the world of culture or the show biz, or people who have become famous for any other reason. Click here to discover everything about the exhibition.

The exhibition “The Sound of design”, 2018

Ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings: activities for architects

Among the several activities, Tiling Town will be back, and, for this edition, it will be dedicated to large format slabs. The protagonists of the “Press Cafés” will be the 12 most important design magazines on the Italian scene. The meetings will consists in informal conversations on bathroom furnishings and ceramic tiles between the editors and professional experts.

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LG Signature at London Design Festival 2019

LG Signature takes part in the London Design Festival for the first time, with an exhibition at Somerset House

The London Design Festival will provide the occasion to present LG Signature philosophy. Appliances that combine technology and aesthetics, for products addressed to extremely demanding consumers.

Events and highlights of the London Design Festival


On Wednesday, 18 September, at Somerset House, LG will also organize a panel talk concerning “Art Inspires Technology. Technology Completes Art”. Award-winning architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Antoine Preziuso, an expert in fine luxury watches and founder of London-based collective UVA (United Visual Artists) , and Chung WookJun, Head of Home Appliance & Air Solution Design Lab at LG Electronics, will discuss the relationship between art and technology.


The LG Signature collection, presented at IFA 2019, includes next generation products that express the essence of their function. Their minimal design avoids unnecessary details.


LG Signature OLED TV, French door refrigerator, bottom-freezer refrigerator, wine cellar, washer dryer, air purifier and air conditioner will be exhibited at Somerset House

The exhibition can be visited from 18 to 21 September, while the panel talk will take place on 18 September at 5 pm (upon invitation).

Events and highlights of the London Design Festival



Cersaie 2019: The Restyling of the 5.Zero Collection by Arblu

The 5.Zero collection by Arblu has been updated with new materials and finishes for a greater customization of the bathroom


Thanks to the restyling of the 5.Zero collection by Arblu it is possible to make any bathroom! The endless customization possibilities allow you to choose among new finishes and materials, many colors, accessories, different heights and sizes, able to create coordinated bathrooms, tailored to the needs of any customer.

The 5.Zero collection by Arblu

New finishes and materials for any interior design style

Among the new features is the introduction of the Pietrablu texture also in the groove of the cabinet, vanities and accessories such as towel rails and soap dishes, matching wood, resin and lacquered finishes in any Arblu or RAL color.

The 5.Zero collection by Arblu

The new collection allows you to choose among resin, wood and lacquered finishes not only to decorate tops and fronts but also for side panels and groove openings.

Built-in washbasin from the 5.Zero collection by Arblu

Maximum customization is also possible for Arblu washbasins, which can be countertop or built-in, linear or on different levels, with rough or smooth finishes that become further decorative elements.

The furnishings of the 5.Zero collection, modular and functional, have a 45° cut allowing for a direct grip and easy opening.‎ The collection is completed with accessories, tall units with open shelves, vanities and shelves of different sizes, modular, in several finishes. [Text Carlotta Russo]

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Index Dubai 2019: Interior Design in the Middle East

INDEX, one of the most important interior design fairs in the Middle East, will be back at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17 to 19 September 2019


INDEX Exhibition will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17 to 19 September 2019. The fair, addressed to interior designers and architects, takes place during the Middle East Design & Hospitality Week, a major event for industry experts from the UAE markets, including, in addition to INDEX, 5 more shows: WORKSPACE (Commercial Interior Design), SURFACE DESIGN (Surfaces & Coatings), THE HOTEL SHOW (Hospitality), THE LEISURE SHOW (Leisure, Sports, Resorts) and FIM (Furniture production).

Dubai World Trade Centre

INDEX showcases installations, unique pieces of craftsmanship, innovative products and much more

Now in its 29th edition, INDEX will be back with several interior design projects, fine craftsmanship collections, innovative products and furniture installations.

INDEX Exhibition 2018

Register online in advance to ensure your free admission to the event

The Swan Service, a masterpiece from the 18th century

“Swan Service”, Meissen porcelain tableware, 1737

Johann Joachim Kändler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein created the “Swan Service” in 1737, for Heinrich, Count von Brühl, Prime Minister during the reign of King Augustus III of Poland. The original set, designed for 100 people, included more than 2,200 porcelain pieces, modeled and hand painted at Meissen, Europe’s oldest porcelain manufacturer. This collection, which is still in production, keeps alive the culture of the baroque banquet of the past.

“Lilies of the Valley”, an award-winning design from the 19th century

“Lilies of the Valley”, Meissen porcelain tableware, 1861

This work dates back to 1861 and was first created by Ludwig Gruner, a professor at the Dresden Academy of Arts. “Lilies of the Valley” was awarded a gold medal at the Great London Exposition in 1862. Since then its design has maintained its charm and magnetism, allowing it to stay in the Meissen porcelain collections until today.

Ventura Projects is back – with many new features!

Ventura Projects collaborates with INDEX again. The second edition will take place on 1,000 sq m hosting examples of creativity, craftsmanship, environmental sustainability, and over 31 design brands from all over the world.

Render Ventura Projects 2019

Among the many not-to-be-missed features is ATMOS, an installation that offers an olfactory experience based on movement. Created by the Dutch scent collective SOM Tales of Perfume, this installation involves the use of deconstructed botanical perfume, experienced by visitors through movement.

ATMOS, sensory olfactory installation

Lanterns by Elstead Lighting, with LED lights and Bluetooth speakers

LED light lantern with Bluetooth speaker by Elstead Lighting

Elstead Lighting portable lanterns feature speakers with Bluetooth connectivity and dimmable 7W LED lights, allowing users to adjust the intensity to their mood. These lanterns have an 8-hour battery life and are IP44-rated, which means that they are extremely safe for outdoor use or near water. [Text Carlotta Russo]

[Text Carlotta Russo]