The Writing Is On the Wall! – CERSAIE 2019 Is A Roaring International Success!

Home+Living was at the CERSAIE 2019 in Bologna, Italy last month for 5 exciting days of exhibitions, product showcases, inspiring talks and workshops. If you missed out our article covering the 5 days of events, check it out here.

Cersaie attracted a whopping 112,000 visitors including more than 50000 international visitors, confirming its international appeal. There was a strong media presence in Cersaie, reflected in the presence of 1044 journalists – of which 40% were from outside Italy. The 12 Press Cafés were well attended and editors of reputed international magazines discussed various topics of design & architecture.  This year’s show also showed improvement in the quality of exhibits and the presence of 889 exhibitors from 40 countries including  342 non-Italian exhibitors.

The Writing is On the Wall: Designer Ceramic Tiles & Wallpapers at CERSAIE 2019

Ceramic Tile was the best represented sector at CERSAIE 2019 with 458 companies, followed by bathroom furnishings with 214 exhibitors reaffirming the importance of the exhibits.

Ceramic is a durable, tough & inert material which can be used on the floor and walls.  Ceramic tiles are hard, resistant to breakage and spoilage making them durable and economical. Being non-combustible makes ceramic tiles an evergreen and safe choice. Italian Ceramic Tiles are known for their functionality, durability and aesthetics. Today, they come in modular sizes and lengths proving their versatility. They can be used to adorn the outdoors or refresh the indoors, in swimming pools, in the bedroom, in the bathrooms, in the kitchen, on the floor and on the walls. Ceramic Tiles are a bold yet elegant addition to your house & statistics at CERSAIE Bologna highlight this.

The Italian Ceramic Tile is an industry with a 6240 million pound turnover, with 73% of its products being exported worldwide. (Figures from 2018).  For more information on Ceramics of Italy, visit

We were hugely impressed by these 3-D Versace tiles, a dream covering for any wall:

3-D Versace Tiles at the CERSAIE

Exclusive Wallpaper from Londonart:

Another exhibitor that caught our eye was Londonart – Londonart showcased its new GlassCollection at CERSAIE 2019, an exclusive water- resistant wallpaper collection designed specially for the bathroom and other wet areas of your house. In tune with the theme of personalized bathrooms,  GlassCollection from Londonart is an extension of art beyond boundaries for bathrooms that are contemporary yet bring in a touch of retro and fantasy. Each design from the GlassCollection is exquisite, dipped in imagination and beauty.


Cersaie Designs Your Home – Another interesting section at the event was “Cersaie Designs Your Home” –  an event aimed to reach out the discerning end-consumer. This initiative saw designers from leading Italian interior design magazines offering free design advice to members of the general public intending to purchase or renovate homes.

Cersaie Designs Your Home welcomed the participation of a selection of Cersaie exhibitors in both the ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing sectors.

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