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.


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.


The Fincibec Group’s new products and future projects were centre stage at the 2019 Agents Meeting on 27 May, which saw the various arms of the group assemble at the Fincibec Campus in Sassuolo. The event, which attracts a very strong participation every year, is an opportunity to analyse market trends in detail and to unveil Fincibec Engineering technical solutions, as well as the latest aesthetic and stylistic trends developed in response to commercial and design needs. For the whole day, the meeting brought together the sales forces of the Fincibec Group companies, Monocibec, Century, Naxos, FIRE and OVER.



Fresco is the new Naxos collection that tells of atmospheres suspended in time, environments steeped in history, and recent stories that have left their indelible traces on every surface. Fresco embodies a contemporary style that seeks elegance in the contrast between materials and finishes, enhances the pairing of ancient and modern, and focuses on small, unique imperfections that are the root of the very concept of beauty.

Este, Aragona, Gonzaga, Visconti, Scaligeri, and Regio, the six colours of the collection, reference the glorious era of the Italian Renaissance through sophisticated shades and graphics that recall the great masterpieces, frescoes that hide unique details in their backgrounds, in the mixture of colours and small lacerations caused by the passage of time.

With a thickness of just 7 mm, Fresco is a complete collection in fine porcelain with rectified edges and decorative offerings in line with the contemporary needs of architecture and furnishing, made with the most advanced digital technologies. Fresco surfaces find their ideal match with the offerings of large OVER slabs, reflecting the most evocative decorations of the range in the 120 x 260 cm format, which are ideal for composing interior design projects with a clear visual impact.


Naxos partecipa a Coverings 2019, a Orlando (Florida, USA) dal 9 al 12 aprile, per presentare le nuove collezioni per pavimenti e rivestimenti. La kermesse fieristica è il principale evento del settore ceramico nel Nord America, una vetrina preziosa per incontrare progettisti, costruttori, designer e distributori. Fresco, la prima collezione Naxos interamente in gres porcellanato con spessore 7 mm, e le serie da rivestimento in pasta bianca Belleville e Shiny sono esposte nello spazio Fincibec Group, booth 1725 dell’Italian Pavilion.


Positive meetings in Miami with architects from the USA and Canada

With its on-trend products and innovative technical solutions, the Fincibec Group has chosen Miami (Florida, USA) to present the many new items in its portfolio to the busiest architecture firms in North America. On 6 December, a workshop organised by ICE and Ceramics of Italy attracted numerous design professionals in the period in which the city was heavily frequented by art, architecture and design enthusiasts for Art Basel 2018. The event aroused the interest of prestigious firms in both the USA and Canada who are interested in learning more about the new possibilities offered by Italian-made ceramics, and was personally managed by Fincibec USA staff.