Interior design trends to emerge from the CERSAIE 2019 edition range from strong geometric designs, retro floral motifs and distinctive marble effects, through to warm russet tones, natural, weathered patinas, industrial inspired palettes, and subdued, neutral hues.
The wide ranging product and design inspirations on display inspired audiences ranging from specifiers, architects, interior designers and consumers.
Reflecting on the show’s ethos of sharing knowledge about ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, CERSAIE 2019 presented a compelling series of talks and seminars, starting with the opening conference entitled Ceramics: from healthy environments to sustainable growth and trade wars. CERSAIE 2019 offered a series of supporting events including the 'Famous Bathrooms' exhibition, organised by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), which was attended by more than 10,000 visitors. Drawing inspiration from the bathroom suites of 32 famous historical figures the exhibition was launched by the Italian art critic Philippe Daverio. 2019 also saw CERSAIE launch Archincont(r)act, a conference space where leading architectural practices, including Bologna-based Mario Cucinella Architects, and international property developers presented the latest material innovations and industry trends.
This year’s edition attracted 52,997 international visitors, with the number of Italian visitors growing by 2.2% to 59,343. CERSAIE 2019 also saw a significant improvement in the quality and variety of products, as well as a rise in the number of exhibitors, increasing to 889 stands from 40 countries. Ceramic tiles proved to be the best represented segment with 458 companies, followed by bathroom furnishings with 214 exhibitors (30 more than in 2018) – hence confirming the importance of this sector at the show.
CERSAIE will return to Bologna in 2020 from the 28th September to the 2nd October.