Tile of Spain Awards

16.10.2017 Awards
Awards

ASCER,  the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, organizes the competition for the Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

The prizes aim to improve awareness and understanding of ceramic tiles made in Spain amongst architects and interior designers and promote their use by these professionals.

The jury is composed of  Iñaki Ábalos (chairman), Ángela García de Paredes, Víctor Navarro, Bak Gordon, Moisés Puente, Martín Azúa and Ramón Monfort.

Access to the  video summary of last edition.

Tile of Spain Awards

The Tower of London ceramic poppies

05.05.2017 Installation
Installation

This art installation Blood Swept Lands an Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower’s moat between July and November of 2014. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies encircled the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation was intended to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary and create a powerful visual commemoration.

The ceramic pieces were manufactured with techniques used by potters during the First World War (Making the poppies). After the installations all the poppies were sold, raising millions of pounds which were shared equally amongst six service charities.

Gio Ponti: L’Infinito Blu. Milan Triennial 2017

17.02.2017 Exhibition
Exhibition

Triennale di Milano 2017 presented the exhibition Gio Ponti: L’Infinito Blu, dedicated to the ceramic tile designs for the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, as well as notes, drawings and photographs of the creative process.

The collection of 33 “Blu Ponti” tiles in 20×20 format was composed of the 27 models used at the hotel, with the addition of five patterns that were never produced and an another one unpublished that was discovered in the archives of the original manufacturer Ceramica D’Agostino. The tiles have been reproduced by Ceramica Francesco De Maio for the occasion.

Alongside this article there is a suggestive animation produced by LIXIL Group (Tokyo) in 2014 for the exhibition “Giving Warmth to the Building Skin, The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design”

Triennale di Milano