Cersaie: exhibition of culture, floors and bathroom furnishings
Date:June 24, 2016
Cersaie 2015 – the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, this year at its 33rd edition – is the main trade show devoted to construction materials, which over the last few years have started to include also other types of “hard” materials. It offers a remarkable cultural program, involving all main actors in the industry.
There will be more than 800 exhibitors coming from 37 different countries, showing once more its standing as a globally renown fair: almost 40% of exhibitors (313 companies) come from abroad, while last year foreign visitors amounted to 46% of total visitors (over 100,000). Started out as a ceramic tile fair, Cersaie is today a globally renown exhibition hosting 415 companies (235 of which are foreign), and offering a large and qualified range of other covering materials such as natural stones and wood – all represented by major international producers who don’t want to miss this important meeting with Italian and international distribution. Its role in bathroom furnishings is no less significant: 174 exhibiting companies, a quarter of which are foreign, make it the most important and popular trade show in Italy, and one of the top three in Europe.
This big commercial 5-day venue also focuses on contemporary architecture and design: no other fair in the world can boast to have consecutively hosted 8 Pritzker prizes. 2002 winner Glenn Murcutt will visit Bologna Sept 29th 2015. Among the other international guests who will be lecturing and openly discussing with architects, designers, students and businesses in Bologna are Matthias Sauerbruck and Markus Bader (Germany), Francisco Mangado (Spain), Massimo Giacon (Italy), and Solano Benitez (Paraguay). But Cersaie exhibition involves the whole industry: the Città della Posa – Installation City will hold seminars as well as practical workshops ; while at “Disegna la tua casa” (Draw your own house), people will be able to get free design consultation from the major Italian magazines of interior design.
See you at Cersaie Sept 28th – Oct 2nd 2015.