Silestone, a world leader in quartz surfacing, was recently selected by Sotheby’s New York to create bars and tables to be used during a series of exclusive events leading up to its prestigious Contemporary, Modern and Impressionist art sales held during the month of June.
For the third year in a row, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will connect with design trade and savvy consumers on the West Coast at Dwell on Design, which will be held from June 24 to 26, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
TULSA, OK -- Orchid
Ceramics has announced that after nine years of bringing designers and
consumers innovative and creative porcelain and ceramic tile for floors,
countertops and walls, the company will be closing its current U.S. operations.
With a tentative closure date of July 31, 2011, the Tulsa, OK-based company
will halt commercialization of its products in the U.S.
The use of social media by industry members for business purposes is definitely on a significant incline. Many of the Web sites from industry companies, associations and trade shows -- as well as brochures and press releases -- are promoting Facebook pages or asking readers to follow them on Twitter.
LAS VEGAS, NV --
Cosentino Group, a world leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfaces,
has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 National Kitchen & Bath Association
(NKBA) Presidential Award. The President's Award is given to an NKBA member
company that has demonstrated strong support of the association and the
industry as a whole. The award was
presented during the "State of the Industry Address" at the Kichen
& Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las
Vegas on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The
westward move to Las Vegas
made by Coverings 2011 paid off, according to National Trade Productions (NTP),
the show's management. One of the key objectives in shifting to the new
first-time venue this year was to attract more attendees from the West Coast
where tile and stone have always found a receptive market. Indeed, there was a
71% increase in attendees from the West Coast states, including a massive
increase from California alone as well as an
82% increase from the Rocky
Mountain region states.
Overall attendance was pegged at 19,000, a slight dip from 2010, with more than
800 exhibitors lining the aisles -- including 100 first-time exhibitors.
SAN JOSE, CA -- Fireclay Tile, a leading sustainable
tile manufacturer, recently introduced "Crush", a U.S.-manufactured
100% recycled glass tile. Tile in the Crush collection comes from right within
Fireclay’s local environment, and the result is a glass tile line that is
unique, sustainable and stunning, reports the manufacturer.
In the year
of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country's architecture
will be given ample coverage at Cersaie 2011, the International Ceramic tile
and Bathroom Furnishing Exhibition. In particular, two of its most renowned
architects, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima, have been invited to speak at the
29th edition of the show, which will be held in Bologna, Italy,
from September 20 to 24.