Cersaie is back in 2021 with the 38th edition

After a long absence due to the pandemic, Cersaie, the world’s most important event for ceramics, bathroom furnishings, architecture and design, returns in 2021

The 38th edition of Cersaie takes place in the halls of the Bologna Fair from 27 September to 1 October 2021. The 2021 edition of the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings occupies the fifteen pavilions of BolognaFiere, with about 600 exhibitors from 26 countries.


Cersaie 2021: building, living, thinking

Among the many special events of the Bolognese event, an exhibition dedicated to the first results of the G124 project, directed by Senator Renzo Piano. G124 is the working group of young architects, named after room G124 in Palazzo Giustiniani in Rome, the seat of the Senate. The research is tasked with producing mending studies on the peripheries; the exhibition presents a selection of projects completed since 2014 with a focus on those now under construction in Modena, Padua and Palermo.


Also as part of “Building, living, thinking,” a lecture by the two architects Odile Decq and Benedetta Tagliabue, moderated by architectural historian Fulvio Irace. The sensory and tactile aspect of architecture, brought to the forefront by the pandemic, is a fundamental element in the projects by the two designers.

Eleven celebrated Italian architectural firms will be the focus of the “Small Talks Reloaded – Travel as Study” conference: Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia AF517, asv3 officina di architettura, Bricolo Falsarella, CZA – Cino Zucchi Architetti, Diverserighestudio, Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, Labics, MAP studio, Orizzontale, TAMassociatiWerner Tscholl.

Once again, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect will be giving the Lectio Magistralis at Cersaie: this year’s guest will be Shigeru Ban. The event with the Japanese architect is scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Palazzo dei Congressi of BolognaFiere.

Shigeru Ban

The Café della Stampa

The Café della Stampa program features the participation of 18 major Italian publishers, including DDN. The many events scheduled are divided into three time slots: from 10:00 to 10:45 am, from 12:00 to 12:45 pm, and from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. Afternoon slot also takes place at the Media Agorà, in the service center, for conferences on interior design, bathroom furnishings materials, and in the Contract Hall Talks Room, for conferences on architecture and real estate.

Watch again Cafè della Stampa 2020, with DDN and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba

Cersaie once again features the “Tiling Town” in Hall 32. The 9th edition of the “Tiling Town” offers visitors demonstrations of laying with master tile layers, both indoors and outdoors.

Finally, on Thursday, September 30, and Friday, October 1, at “Cersaie Disegna La Tua Casa”, at the Agorà dei Media, designers from 12 leading Italian interior design magazines offer advice to visitors.

See you at Cersaie, September 27th-October 1st, in Bologna, at Bologna Fair

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