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CEVISAMA highlights the quality, design and innovation of ceramics MADE IN SPAIN

Cevisama hosted on February 7 the award of the Ceramic Design and Bathroom Design Competition of Cevisama Lab. In Category A, corresponding to ‘Ceramic products formed by semi-dry pressing’, the winner with a prize of 3,000 euros has been the designer Laura Alejandre, of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, for her SI tile. It is a tile project that allows different varieties according to their position and distribution and of which the jury has highlighted “its simplicity, elegance, possibility of color and combinatorial, as well as its ease of industrialization”.

In this category, the second prize, endowed with 1,800 euros, has been for the designers of the University Cardenal Herrera CEU David Galvañ and Patricia Elena Beser, who have presented ‘Atlas’, a versatile ceramic module that proposes a plot with six positions for create a labyrinth-like pattern.

For its part, in Category B, belonging to ‘Ceramic products formed by other methods’, the Jury has awarded the first prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, to Sergi Cabanas, of the International University of Catalonia, by ‘Arpi’, “a traditional piece that adapts to new tastes and functionalities within the current architecture.” This project resizes the traditional use of the ceramic piece on the outside with an interesting set that allows to create vegetable covers or supports for lighting.

The second prize, endowed with 1,800 euros, has traveled, in this category, to Poland for the work of Karolina Bednorz, the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts and Design in Wroclaw and its project ‘More Light’, an innovative proposal of reflective ceramics to provide more lighting to dark and gloomy alleys.

Finally, in the category of ‘Bathroom Design’ and under the motto of this edition ‘The Bath Time’ in which the children are the protagonists, the jury has awarded the first prize and 3,000 euros to the project ‘Magic in the Bathroom’, by the group of designers of the University Cardenal He He CEU consisting of Maria de la O Martínez, María Salar, María Josefina Fernández and Borja Sánchez. It is a few tiles that change color with contact with water causing a fun and stimulating game with children. For the jury, it is a proposal that “opens new paths and possibilities to develop in the ceramic field”. In this category, the jury has decided to declare the second prize deserted.

On the other hand, this year a new recognition has been added to the Cevisama Design Competitions: the Ceramic Urban Furniture Design Award, promoted by the Onda City Council.

Two neighbours of Onda, Pascual Herrero and Lluís Bort, have been the winners of this first call, which will distribute a total of 4,500 euros. The winning idea, under the name “Color Lines”, features ceramic urban furniture, such as park benches. In second place is the Catalan Roger Rodríguez-Revenga, with his proposal “Bank ceramic”.

The President of the Diputación de Castellón, Javier Moliner, and the mayor of Onda, Salvador Aguilella, congratulated the winners and highlighted the importance of innovation and design for the ceramics sector, a sector that despite the crisis continues to bet on the I +D+i.