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PRESENTS

DESIGNS WITHIN DESIGNS: Progressive Ceramics in Today’s Architecture A COMPLIMENTARY CEU PROGRAM AND NETWORKING EVENT

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 6 - 8:30 pm FORT POINT ROOM BSA SPACE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS


PRESENTERS: DR. MARTIN BECHTHOLD - Professor of Architectural Technology, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University Dr. Bechthold is co-director of the Harvard University Master in Design Studies Program and director of the GSD’s Technology Platform. His research broadly looks at material and fabrication technology as a catalyst of innovation for design practice. Founder of the GSD’s Design Robotics Group (DRG), the group’s current research focuses on integrating robotic technology into fabrication and construction processes, developing advanced material systems, and understanding problems of lifecycle design in (building) products. ÁNGELA GARCÍA DE PAREDES - Principal, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, Madrid A project design professor and graduate of the Madrid School of Architecture, García de Paredes has also been a visiting professor at Granada, Barcelona ESARQ, and Navarra UNAV; and a critic and lecturer at several European Universities and Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is principal at Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos and their work has been awarded numerous architecture prizes and participated in several Iberoamerican and Venice Biennales. RYAN FASAN – Tile of Spain Consultant Fasan is a research consultant, trainer and partner at Professional Attention to Tile Installations, an internationally renowned tile consulting firm. His background includes experience in showroom and architectural sales; work as a manufacturer’s specification and design consultant; and apprentice training under master European tile-setters. This hands-on learning gives him a unique command of all aspects of the ceramic tile industry.

MODERATOR: ANDIE DAY – Designer, Blogger, AKBD, CAPS, Andie Day Design, Boston An award winning interior designer and blogger at AndieDay.com, Day specializes in creating innovative, effective home solutions for every stage of life. She is a National Association of Home Builders’ certified aging in place specialist, and an avid promoter of sustainable and transgenerational design.


AZULEJOS PLAZA www.plazatiles.com plaza@plazatiles.com

Sales Associate: George O’Brien O´Brien Associates 3 Orchard St Beverly, MA 01915 978-922-5003 obrientileman@msn.com

The Ecowood series of Eco-Logik tile from PLAZA is a porcelain stoneware wall tile comprised of 85% recycled content. It creates the appearance of stained wood floors with all the durability and strength of ceramic tile. It is available in four colors and can be used outdoors.

GRESPANIA www.grespania.com mail@grespania.com

Sales Associate: R.A. Peck      87 Redan Drive Smithtown, NY 11787 516-526-3601 ceramreps@aol.com

GRESPANIA’s Coverlam series is a laminated and rectified porcelain stoneware tile manufactured using an innovative production process that has reduced the tiles’ thickness to 3.5 mm. These large-format, lightweight tiles have all the same strength, impermeability and durability of thicker tiles. The City Series, porcelain tile that gives solutions to all the shortcomings of traditional paving, is also featured.


PORCELANOSA www.porcelanosa-usa.com info@porcelanosa-usa.com

Sales Associate: Santiago Manent Porcelanosa New Jersey 600 Route 17 North Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-995-1310 info@porcelanosa-usa.com

PORCELANOSA’s Calacata tiles are rich wall and floor porcelain tiles with varied graining that recreates the natural look of marble. Available in Gold and Silver colors. The glossy, textured Sea series wall tile in Silver is also featured.

ROCA www.rocatilegroup.com info@us.roca.com

Sales Associate: Alvaro Martinez ROCA Tile Group 8001 Industrial Avenue Carteret, NJ 07008 646-463-1248 alvaro.martinez@us.roca.com

In business for almost a century, ROCATILE is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, distributing and marketing of high-quality ceramic and porcelain tile. Products range from rustic elements to high resistance floor tiles, covering single colors, marble, decorated tiles and complements. ROCATILE Titanium series is featured.


TAU CERAMICA www.tauceramica.com tau@tauceramica.com Sales Associate: Bryan Bowell 5112 Pegasus Ct., Suites K & L Frederick, MD 21704 877-628-TILE (8453) info@mid-atlantictile.com

TAU’s newest offerings include its Onice and Kemberg tiles. Another notable innovation is Tau S3 Group’s Technical Ceramic Wall is a system where any technology can be seamlessly hidden behind a beautifully tiled wall.

CERAMICA ELIAS www.ceramicaelias.com comercial@ceramicaelias.com

Sales Associate: Mr. Scott Hyman TOWN & COUNTRY Flooring 230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1714 New York 10001 212-679-0312 • 212-689-0967 shyman@tncflooring.com

CERAMICA ELIAS’ Vulcano series features extruded terracotta tiles with a dark grey color and straight even edges. The dark color creates an elegant contrast with other decorative elements. Cotto Del Sol series earthenware tile is also featured.


www.tileofspainusa.com

About Tile of Spain A strong global leader, Tile of Spain is the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER). Its objective is to support and promote Spain’s tile manufacturers and industry worldwide. Tile of Spain Center at the Trade Commission of Spain 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 1114 • Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-4387 • info@tileofspainusa.com @TileofSpain facebook.com/tileofspainusa

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