Creating Reality at Cevisama 2018
Thousands of architecture and design professionals will flock to Cevisama next month in Valencia, Spain, to explore the worldwide ceramic industry's myriad tile and sanitaryware offerings.
Celebrating a theme of “Create Your Own Reality,” Cevisama 2018 will be held February 5-9 in Valencia, Spain. The international trade show for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings will feature more than 700 exhibitors displaying the latest products in: ceramic tile; bathroom and kitchen equipment; natural stone; frits, glazes and ceramic colorants; raw materials; roof tile and brick; tile laying and hanging materials and tools; and machinery.
Event organizer Feria Valencia, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, anticipates that around 80,000 architects, industrial and interior designers, and other industry professionals will attend. In addition to the massive exhibition, Cevisama will feature events such as a design and architecture forum, design competitions, prizes and awards, and exhibitions focusing on the innovative use of ceramic tile and other materials.
CevisamaLab Design Competitions
The CevisamaLab Ceramic Design and Bathroom Design competitions are open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in courses for design, fine art, architecture and engineering, as well as postgraduate and masters’ students and 2017 graduates. This year’s competition will keep to the traditional format of two sections: ceramic products shaped by semi-dry pressing, and ceramic products shaped by other methods.
“For the Love of Bathrooms” is the theme of the Bathroom Design competition. Judges will assess creativity and how the design highlights the bathroom as a space that promotes wellbeing.
The jury for the 2018 competition is comprised of professionals from the fields of industrial design, interior design and architecture. Judges include: Pepa Casado, founding associate and lead researcher at future-A; Vicent Clausell, professor at Jaume I University and a member of Exprimidora’s board of directors; Rafa Muñoz, owner of interior architecture practice RAFACUB and a member of the Guild of Interior Designers of the Comunidad Valenciana (CDiCV); Isabel Navarro, architect and a member of the board of the Official College of Architects of the Comunidad Valenciana; and Eugenio Viñas, editor-in-chief for culture at the Ediciones Plaza group.
The Trans/Hitos Ceramics and Architecture Exhibition was launched at Cevisama in 2005 with the goal of displaying new uses and applications that ceramic materials could offer architecture, urban development, interior design, and other domains. The Trans/Hitos Exhibition puts forward transgressive proposals in which ceramics provide a variety of construction solutions that combine high quality and technical performance with multiple aesthetic proposals, accompanied by the latest habitat trends for both domestic and public living environments. The exhibition is promoted by Cevisama with the support of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), and has been designed and executed by the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC).
This 13th Trans/Hitos event will have a theme of “Cycles.” Exhibition areas include the winner of the competition, “Screen,” a work by Elena Oleza and Louis Sicard. The form is a reinterpretation of latticework that is present in traditional Valencian architecture. Judges included architects Jaime Prior LLombart, Vicente Sarrablo and Felipe Pich-Aguilera, as well as three members representing Cevisama, ASCER, and ITC (Carmen Álvarez, Ana Martínez and Javier Mira, respectively).
At this Trans/Hitos event, a collaboration with the University of Harvard Graduate School of Design has enabled the creation of a space in which slim, large-sized pieces become the basis for the generation of interlocking arches that form a pergola. In addition, Wesam Asali, winner of the ASCER 2017 Award in the Degree Project category, will display “Ceramic Vault,” in which ceramic tile become part of the load-bearing structure itself.
In addition, an area will be devoted to the exhibition of projects from the Ceramic Tile Studies Departments and of the winning projects in the XVI Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design Ceramics Awards. Both of these initiatives are promoted by ASCER to foster the use of ceramics by those working in fields such as architecture, technical architecture, design and construction.
II Province of Castellón Prize
The II Province of Castellón Prize is intended to spotlight the innovation of ceramic products in urban applications. The second edition of this recognition has been promoted by the Provincial Government in collaboration with the ITC, the Spanish Association of Ceramic Technicians (ATC) and Cevisama.
“The award is maintained with the vocation of being a driving force for new uses of ceramics, especially in urban environments,” said Salvador Aguilella, deputy of Economic Promotion. “We add resources to a fundamental sector for our economy and act hand in hand with professionals to improve the impact of that industrial leadership in the territory with more and better jobs.”
In addition to recognition during Cevisama, the Provincial Council will also promote products and winning technologies among the main prescribers of public works to promote the use of ceramics in new projects. “Among the novelties of this next edition, we have included in the jury the colleges of architects and surveyors and technical architects of Castellón, because we believe it is essential that these professionals can also assess the work,” said Aguilella.
For more information, visit http://cevisama.feriavalencia.com.