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2011 Winter

Innovation Blossoms at Cersaie 2010

Celebrating its 28th edition in Bologna, Italy, Cersaie 2010 - the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - was held last fall, and the event hosted more than 83,000 visitors, and revealed leading trends and cutting-edge products from more than 1,000 exhibitors across 34 countries.
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Balancing Fresh Design and Historic Architecture

Set in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square - one of the most historic tourist districts in America - the Alaska Building, which is now a division of Courtyard by the Marriott Brand, recently went through an interior reconstruction and renovation. 
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Creating a Clubhouse Escape

A diverse mix of stone and tile was at the heart of design for the clubhouse at the Prana apartment complex in Denver, CO. 
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Custom Tiles Turn NYC Coffee Shop Sideways

Located on Madison Avenue in the heart of New York City, D’Espresso offers its customers an out of the ordinary environment as they grab their daily coffee. 
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Stone and Tile Bring Rustic Charm to Texas Residence

When it came time to remodel a 7,000-square-foot residence in Dallas, TX, designer Elaine Williamson of Elaine Williamson Designs in Dallas, TX, needed to find the right balance between beauty and practicality.
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Modern Design Replicates Vintage Italian Tile

When the architectural team at Pentagram in New York, NY, designed a private residence in Montauk, NY, a personal trip taken years ago by firm partner, James Biber, FAIA (currently of Biber Architects in New York, NY), was a key part of its inspiration. 
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David Childs Discusses 1 World Trade Center at Cersaie 2010

This past September, architect David Childs held an intimate Q & A session with members of the press attending the Cersaie 2010 exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy.
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Successfully Installing a Diverse Group of Stone and Tile Products

When Artistic Tile expanded its business to include a showroom on the ground floor of Luxe Home at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL, New York-based architect Stephen A. Wanta was hired to create more than 30 separate vignettes that occupy the 3,200-square-foot display area. 
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Grout Innovation Bolsters Hospital Project

When Kindred Healthcare, Inc. began construction on a new extension of its award-winning, long-term, acute-care hospital in the Sacramento, CA, area, Performance Tile & Stone of Rocklin, CA, won the contract for installing tile in the new facility. 
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Meeting Stringent Prerequisites for Sealing Travertine

Nicknamed the “Schu,” the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, OH, is home to the Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the latest Broadway shows. 
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Editor's Note: Winter 2011

Featured on the cover of this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design is the inside of D’Espresso - a coffee shop that has created quite a buzz in New York City.  
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LIVE SHOW UPDATE: Cevisama 2011 kicks off in Valencia, Spain

Cevisama -- the Ceramic, Natural Stone and Bath Equipment Show held annually in Valecia, Spain -- opened its doors today and will run through Friday, February 11th. The 2011 edition includes thousands of exhibitors who have vivid diplays of new product introductions.
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LIVE SHOW REPORT: Cevisama continues to show signs of success

Now in its second day, there is a buzz in the halls at Cevisama in Valencia, Spain. The seemingly endless displays of tile are attracting a large number of visitors. It appears traffic has even picked up from the opening day, and exhibitor presence is up 5 percent over last year, reports Tile of Spain.
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