Cevisama consolidates year after year as a “must attend” event for professionals in construction and design. Around 90,000 professionals have visited this event, now that the crisis is behind us, and this year the bathroom has acquired a relevant role.
With more than 120,000 square meters, Cevisama 2018 has experienced an increasing number of foreign exhibitors, dominated by Italian manufacturers, which have grown by 50%, to a total of 838 exhibitors (506 national).
But, without any doubt, one of the great novelties is how the bathroom has become the true protagonist of this year’s edition, to a point where this fair has become the great commercial platform for the bathroom sector in our country.
So much that, as the director of the fair Carmen Alvarez, commented, all the major brands of the bathroom sector have been present, assuming 10.5% of the event. Ceramic tiles completed the offer of exhibitors (60%); frits, enamels and colors (9%), ceramic machinery (9.25%) and other products (11.25%).
Back to colours.
Another of the main attractions of the show is the presentation of the report prepared by the Observatorio de Tendencias del Hábitat (Observatory of Trends in Housing), about the most advanced ceramic trends. This Observatory, integrated by the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), the Metalworking Technology Institute, Furniture, Wood, Packaging and Related Products (AIDIMME) and the Textile Technological Institute (AITEX), analyzes the latest design trends in Europe.
Among the trends for this year and 2019, the study identifies continuity with those already started in 2017, this is, risky products where color and decoration once more have a place. In this regard, the material has managed to impose itself on other criteria, either in small or large format, and products such as marbles, granites, large veined or mottled stones are having one of their best moments.
Likewise and given that the sector of countertops and projects is on the rise, there is also a rebound of materials both, raw and polished, not forgetting the ceramic has become the protagonist of interior design through tiles that align with the latest decorative trends.
With regard to the most specific styles, midcentury and new art decó stand out. In the first case, bold colours are a must, with a visible influence of the 50’s and 60’s, is combined with furniture in noble materials, especially with dark tones.
For its part, the new art decó brings us back to the past with a renewed look of classics from previous decades, especially from the 20s and 30s. Among the most outstanding design elements, stands out marquetry of wood and marble, metals, crystal, organic and geometric elements with exotic inspirations.
The tile marbled (mottled surfaces with subtle veins), dark and watercolour (gradients, shadows and water colours with decadent, old, but very sophisticated air), restore materials (practical architecture, sober and restrained etc.) and brutalist style (rough look, raw, with a taste for raw material), complete the range of trends for the next two years.
Cevisama, within the framework of Feria de Valencia, does not only cover the offer of ceramic products and pavements, but also enamels, natural stone and bounding materials and tooling, among others.
In addition, the coincidence in time with Fimma-Maderalia, the great Spanish biennial of materials, components and technology for the furniture, wood and interior design industry, so that last week the fair had 14 exhibition offer pavilions. With a showcase of 466 exhibiting companies, the offer that visitors could enjoy exceeded 780 international brands and companies, representing an increase of 30% compared to the last edition.