Bologna is busy this September: Cersaie and BWD 2014 On Doorsteps


Cersaie is the most important and prestigious international exhibition of ceramics for the building industry. Every year thousands of architects, designers and professionals in the sector gather to share the latest trends and innovative products manufactured with new techniques as well as create new business opportunities. The main sectors are ceramic tiles, sanitary ware, bathroom furnishings, fireplaces, ceramic stoves, tiled kitchens, raw materials and equipment for ceramics, materials and tools for installation, and showroom displays for ceramic products.

Although the economic hardships around the world have impacted various trade shows and conferences, Cersaie did not go through a decreasing interest in 2013. The exhibition was visited by more than 100,000 visitors from 157 different countries to visit the stands of 900 exhibitors, including established brands alongside the smaller players from 35 different countries. Compared to the 75,563 visitors of the previous year, this further demonstrates Cersaie 2013 as being the most important and renowned international exhibition of ceramics.

Cersaie, which is usually known exclusively for the ceramic trade, had more and more brands turning away from tradition and investing in new solid surface materials. Cersaie 2013 showed us how new materials and their evolving production techniques will progress and change the bathroom landscape.
Turkishceramics is pleased to confirm its attendance at the 2014 edition of Cersaie as well as the individual presence of the leadingTurkish ceramics companies. It is an opportunity for you to meetTurkish ceramics companies, who are often working in collaboration with well-known designers, setting trends, providing creative and environmentally friendly products and latest technology in ceramic manufacturing.

Please come and visit contemporary Turkish ceramics companies with wise visions, exquisite designs, superior quality, high prestige products and collections in line with the trends and customer demands from 22th to 26th September. Turkish ceramics companies will be more than pleased to meet you and discuss your suggestions and requirements.

This year, at the same time as Cersaie from 22 to 27 September, the heart of Bologna’s historical centre comes alive for the 3rd time with the Bologna Water Design exhibition, presenting a new and exciting edition this year to celebrate both water and design.

Bologna Water Design 2014 will be situated in the city centre at the remarkable historic location of the Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, to promote creative events and projects tied to the world of water. This year’s event follows the great success of the 2012 and 2013 editions, which were each attended by over 15,000 enthusiastic visitors, attracting both professionals from the sector and also an inquisitive and attentive public.

TurkishCeramics is participating in Bologna Water Design with the presentation of the spectacular water kiosk project organised by The Architects’ Journal and Turkishceramics and designed by leading British architects. The Kiosk exhibition features Ottoman inspired designs by some of the world’s most talented architects, including 2012 London Olympic Games architects Zaha Hadid Architects and Hopkins Architects, Eric Parry Architects, ADAM Architecture, Studio Weave and Google HQ architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The architects were challenged to design a drinking water dispensing structure that incorporates ceramics and considers the architectural history of the kiosk. A must see.

The Bologna Water Design cocktail reception on the evening 24thSeptember is a good opportunity to meet leading architects who participated in the Kiosk project. After the reception you are invited to relax at the public jazz concert at Piazza Maggiore, hosted by Turkishceramics and featuring the world renowned Turkish performers Kerem Görsev Trio and Ayhan Sicimo─člu. It seems it is going to be a busy September.

To see more of the program visit:http://www.bolognawaterdesign.it/