Fittingly, the first stop on the tour is a world-renowned educational facility, the campus of Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ. The event, scheduled for February 16, 2010 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., begins with a tour of the award-winning Mod.Fab project, which was designed and constructed by students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to accommodate visiting faculty, lecturers and architects. The project, which was recognized in the Residential Category as the winner of the 2009 Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition, will be used to showcase the versatile, functional and sustainable attributes of Italian tile. In addition to the project, this is also a chance for nearby Arizona-based tile dealers to show their products. They will be setting up tabletop displays with a selection of trendsetting collections from leading Italian manufacturers. This portion of the program will be followed by two CEU accredited sessions including:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Transformed by Tile: Design Trends that are Reshaping the Surface
Presented by Jen Renzi, design journalist and author
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Proper Installation and Specification of Large Format Tile
Other stops on the tour include New York and Los Angeles. Follow Ceramic Tiles of Italy on Facebook and TilesofItaly on Twitter for upcoming date announcements and more program details.