February 20, 2023 | Updated: February 27, 2023
From today and until Friday 24 February, PORCELANOSA Group's seven firms are showcasing the latests developments in solutions and design materials for the residential, hotel and contract sectors. The 29th International Exhibition of Global Architecture and Interior Design is special, as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Spanish multinational.
PORCELANOSA maintains the structure of its showroom, designed by Ramón Esteve. One highlight this year is the renovation of one of the spaces that has been converted into an art room with the incorporation of sculptures by the artist Quico Torres, made with Krion®. The firm presents thirteen collections, including 3D Deco, a series of wood-effect wall tiles in three tones: Maple, Oak and Ash. Each of these tones comes in three finishes: Diamond, Line, Arrow and Stone, in the format 59.6 cm x 150 cm.
The recreational areas of a luxury apartment in Miami becomes the central focus of Skyline, L'Antic Colonial's exhibition concept for this year. Stone, wood and mosaics are the predominant materials in a cinema room, the area reserved for the pool table and a stylish gym. Wallpaper is more prevalent than ever, with highlights including the new Split and Empyreal series. Jacobo Ventura and the Alexandra interior design team have designed the space.
The technical solutions company, Butech, has renewed its areas to present new models of shower trays, profiles and installation materials. The PORCELANOSA Offsite exhibition highlights the new Monobath Eco, made with environmentally-friendly materials, and the Modfaçade modular façade system. Visitors to the 29th International Exhibition will be able to tour the new plant for the production of industrialised modules for bathrooms and façades.
Gamadecor showcases its innovative kitchen models: SmartKitchen with an invisible induction countertop, and the award-winning Offroad Kitchen for outdoor spaces, which is weather-resistant thanks to its aluminium structure. The exhibition also features the bathroom furniture collection, Smile, and new upholstery for chairs, armchairs and sofas. Renewed hotel room designs with ergonomic solutions, where guest comfort is paramount. Storage capacity continues to increase with disruptive wardrobes and walk-in dressing rooms. The furniture company, which last year installed one of the largest self-consumption photovoltaic plants in the sector in Spain (1,970 solar panels with 800 kWp), will allow visitors to come to the production plant to see how it performs in real time: the kilowatts generated and the percentage of energy being consumed at that time.
Krion® exhibit its Unlimited Surface line as one of the key options for the retail and contract sector. The different areas of its showroom are given over to demonstrating the versatility of Krion® Lux, Fitwall® and Alluslate® as construction materials with multiple applications: furniture for commercial spaces and restaurants, offices and wall cladding, among others. Each of the spaces includes a Krion Point, which provides information on the technical properties of each of the materials on display and their possible application in other projects. In terms of new developments Krion PORCELANOSA Bath presents the launch of NER, a collection designed by Fran Silvestre, and the new Marko screen.
Noken opens the doors of ‘The Seventh Heaven’, a space offering visitors the benefits of the Noken Care wellness system for skincare through an interactive and immersive experience. One of the more notable highlights is the Swan taps, designed by the ERRE architecture studio. Another notable element at the exhibition is the special area for WaterForest, a hallmark of Noken products characterised by their efficiency and reduction of water consumption. Here, people's wishes and intentions to care for the environment will be collected. For every wish, Noken will plant a tree. During the year, each participant will receive a certificate of the tree that has been planted thanks to their collaboration and they will get updates on the status of the plantation.
Large format porcelain and natural stone are two of the main protagonists in this year's event. XTONE® presents a unique and avant-garde space, showing the different design possibilities (visual continuity, backlighting, bespoke furniture, etc.) offered by the large format sintered surface collections. Those attending the International Exhibition of PORCELANOSA Group will be able to visit the recently opened production plant, specialising in large format porcelain tiles.
Visitors to the Venis Project showroom will find two spaces that use the Matika and Vela collections, in combination with the wood-effect ceramics from PAR-KER®. The exhibition also features Solidker® with its application in recreated contract and retail contexts, such as a cafeteria, spa and a shop. Porcelanosa's most prominent ceramic models, such as Durango, Bottega, Harlem, Tanzania and Manhattan, among others, are showcased through conceptual spaces. One of the main new features is the creation of an outdoor area, where three terraces have been fitted with anti-slip models.