Exploring Spain and Spanish Tile: Cevisama 2015

Tile of Spain recently took a group of architects, designers and journalists to Spain to explore Spanish heritage, learn more about the history of Spanish ceramic and get an up close and personal look at the newest innovations from Spanish tile manufacturers on exhibit at CEVISAMA 2015.

Cevisama15Group Participants included the architect and designer winners of the 2015 Passport to Creativity contest. The trip included visits to Seville, Spain and Valencia, Spain. Highlights of the ceramic-centric journey included the following:

 

The connection between Spain and ceramic tile runs deep. In Seville, Spain the bottoms of balconies are lined with decorative ceramic tile.

balcony tile bottom Sevilla Spain The roots of Spanish ceramic can be explored in detail at the Centro Ceramica Triana. A museum dedicated to the history of the Spanish ceramic art.

Centro Ceramica Triana

The beautiful Plaza de España, Seville, was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Its tiled wall, benches, floors and walkways are an example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture.

The Plaza de Espana Seville Spain

Trip participants had the opportunity to see hand-painted ceramic at Isabel Parente Studio in Seville Spain, and experience modern ceramic tile production techniques with a tour of the Peronda Factory in Castellon, Spain. The trip culminated with three days exploring the highlights of the CEVISAMA trade fair.

isabel parente ceramica studio

Peronda tour

If you’re a social media fan, follow hashtag #TileofSpain15 to see what the trip participants are sharing from their adventures in Spain. Plus, if you’re interested in participating in next year’s trip, stay tuned to Tile of Spain in the early fall for your chance to enter to win.