31 March 2021 is the new deadline to register for the Quinquennial Tile Award, Sixth Edition, the international award created by the Fincibec Group and reserved for works of architecture and design using materials from the Group companies, Naxos, Monocibec, Century and Over. The extension became necessary to take account of the difficulties in the construction industry in the early months of 2020, and the competition is now open for all projects completed between 1/1/2015 and 31/12/2020.

The quality jury that will select the winners will meet in May 2021. The prizes are a Bang&Olufsen Beovision Eclipse television for the winner; the projects ranked from 2nd to 5th places will receive a B&O wireless portable speaker. Residential, public, commercial and industrial projects by professional designers as well as by private individuals may be entered. To view the regulation and enter a project, go to the website www.tileaward.org


On March 4 and 5 the congress centre in Beaune (France) hosts an exclusive event organised by Careso, the specialist in ceramic coverings in the prestigious Algorel group. Naxos will be taking advantage of the opportunity to present its new collections, starting with the bold, bright hues and linear decorative graphics of Hub, permitting composition of spectacular walls in line with the latest interior design trends. Then there’s Anthology, based on a simple idea of beauty inspired by natural materials such as the fibres and colours of the rarest, most exotic woods. The original aesthetic concepts for which Naxos is known and recognised continue into this new design season.



This year’s edition of the Samse tradeshow, an event presenting the latest products and innovative solutions for the building construction industry, will be held in Chambéry (France) on 6 and 7 February. As a Samse industrial partner, Naxos will be taking part in the exhibition to show building professionals its new ceramic collections with its distinctive style, for the technical and aesthetic needs of contemporary designers. The Naxos white-body and porcelain-stoneware product ranges are the ideal choice for walls, floors and personalised furnishing elements.


Naxos style and originality will be among the solutions at the Zentrallager Eurobaustoff, in Rust (Germany) on 5 and 6 February 2020. The purpose of the event, organised by one of Europe’s leading distributors of construction materials, is to assess and examine the most interesting new products for designers. Naxos’ white-body and porcelain-stoneware solutions are ideal for the creation of walls, floors, furnishings and design elements for residential settings, as well as public and commercial locations, with the guarantee and quality of made in Italy.


Salon des nouveautés Décocéram, coming up in Lyon (France) on December 11 and 12, will also feature Naxos, showing its new collections, aesthetic trends and innovative technical solutions for the ceramics industry at this exclusive B2B event. Projects of refined design such as Anthology, a collection of surface coverings inspired by the fibres and colours of the most original, exotic tree species, and Vision, fine porcelain with a bold contemporary look perfect for residential, commercial and public spaces. Décocéram is a member of the Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment group, with 60 distributors in France specialising in ceramic coverings and bathroom fixtures.


SICAM 2019

From 15 to 18 October, the Fincibec Group is making its first appearance at SICAM, the international exhibition of components, semifinished products and accessories for the furniture industry, at the Fiera exhibition centre in Pordenone, Hall 5 Stand C40. Ceramic slabs are an innovative offer for the exhibition’s visitors, who always pay particular attention to top-performing solutions, materials and design for contemporary decor. The FIRE and OVER ceramic slabs, measuring a record 160×320 cm with a 12 mm thickness, open up new possibilities for kitchen and bathroom countertops, as well as for personalised furnishings for every type of residential and public space.


At Cersaie 2019 Naxos presents its new collections with its unique unmistakeable style inspired by contemporary design trends, with the emphasis on the use of colour and surface textures. From 23 to 27 September, the Fincibec Group company will be at the Fiera exhibition centre in Bologna, Hall 20 Stand B8.


Every Friday in June 2019, the Fincibec Campus in Sassuolo is hosting a series of interesting meetings on slabs. The meetings, for architects and design professionals, examine the production process, applications and ceramic surface treatment of the FIRE and OVER ranges.

In addition to a visit to see CONTINUA, the innovative technology Fincibec has introduced in its factories to meet current and future market requirements, the meetings offer an in-depth analysis of the inspirations behind the FIRE and OVER catalogues, a focus on technical questions such as slab handling and cutting, and end with an exclusive preview of the projects being developed for the next Cersaie.