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Vittorio Borelli elected chairman of Confindustria Ceramica for the two-year period 2013-2015

This followed on from the May 14 meeting of the Board of Directors where his designation as Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica was approved unanimously to enthusiastic applause.


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Tile of Spain displays at 2013 AIA National Convention and Expo

Visitors to the Tile of Spain booth (#3346) will be able to see first-hand the cutting-edge technology, exquisite design and diverse trends available from Spanish ceramic manufacturers.


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The importance of a quality installation

Last month, I attended Coverings in Atlanta, GA, where there was a lot to take in during the event's four days.


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Miami’s taste of Greece

Estiatorio Milos, a high-end restaurant in Miami, FL, is defined by Greek Dionysos marble to create a Mediterranean atmosphere
Located in the trendy “South of 5th” neighborhood in Miami’s South Beach, Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis (“Milos Miami”) welcomes visitors with everything necessary for a Mediterranean resort.


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Coverings 2013 product showcase

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, was a vivid display of stone and tile collections at Coverings 2013, which was held this spring.


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Editor's Note: Summer 2013

We realized a long time ago that the readers of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design like to learn about new products.


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Glass mosaics create a “crown jewel”

Overlooking the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, a custom-designed infinity pool and spa for an exclusive property in Laguna Beach, CA, glimmer with glass mosaics that reflect the colors of the sea
Many years ago, Jimmy Reed, President of Rock Solid Tile, Inc., formed one of those solid, creative and highly-productive working partnerships with Gary Morris, the driving force behind The Morris Design Group since its inception back in 1992.


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Creating a hand-crafted, honeycomb-inspired bathroom

After a slight bathroom disaster in their 1940s era home in Anoka, MN, homeowners turned a mandatory repair into a renovation to “restore” the look and feel of the home’s original period
Many homeowners purchase a home from a certain time period, specifically because of its age.


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Handmade tile provides a finishing touch

The owners of a private residence in Wayne, PA, wanted a kitchen remodel that fit the period style of the home, and the use of hand-crafted tile products helped them meet this goal
In remodeling the kitchen of their Wayne, PA, residence, the homeowners were seeking a design that would reflect the period style of the home, and they also wanted to use local materials.


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A colorful display of Spanish tile

Custom-made tile played a key role in the success of the design for the Children Education Center and Children Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, which combines aesthetics with practical needs
With its vibrant colors and unique circular-shaped buildings, the campus of the Children Education Center and Children Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, is a playful and creative design conceived by Foursquare Arquitectos.


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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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