Turkey is ranked as one of the top five ceramic tile and ceramic sanitary ware exporters of the world. By the end of the 2015, Turkey reached more than $500 million ceramic tiles exports and more than $198 million ceramic sanitary ware exports.
This year 20 ‘Turkishceramics’ brands are at Cersaie 2016 with their latest collections
Twenty Turkish ceramic brands are being presented at Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings 2016 with their latest collections, presenting porcelain ceramics with various sizes, surfaces and thicknesses, diverse designs inspired from nature such as wood, marble, natural stone, concrete texture, and innovative, more user-friendly forms for wash basins and water closets.
The Turkish ceramic industry’s next goal is improved presence in the project design and planning phase, making Turkishceramics brands the number one choice for prestigious projects.
London is one of the main architectural hubs in the world. Many major world class projects in the EAMA region are designed by British international architecture firms. As of 2014, Turkishceramics Promotion Group has been developing distinctive events to introduce Turkish ceramics to the world of UK architecture. This year with the aim of supporting architects and cultural exchange, Turkishceramics jumped one step further with the “SINAN: THE FIRST STARCHITECT” project.
“SINAN: THE FIRST STARCHITECT” EXHIBITION TRAVELS TO CERSAIE 2016 AND WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
A contemporary of Palladio and Michelangelo, Mimar Sinan defined the look and feel of historic Istanbul, with its unforgettable skyline of domes and minarets. Sinan is also renowned for his engineering skills used to design bridges and aqueducts, and unlike so many of his contemporaries, many of his buildings are still in use to this day. Despite his increasing relevance in modern architecture, thanks to the longevity and adaptability of his buildings, Sinan remains undermentioned.
In November 2015, Turkishceramics and the UK’s leading weekly architectural magazine “The Architects’ Journal” accompanied a delegation of British architects to Istanbul and Edirne on a study tour to discover the work of the 16th century Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The research resulted in a book published in May 2016 and an exhibition at the Building Centre in London.
The exhibition features research projects conducted by the participating architecture practices; Ian Ritchie Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, DSDHA, Reiach and Hall Architects, Sam Jacob Studio and Bureau de Change.
Following the Sinan exhibition opening in London, the project is now being exhibited in Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of Bologna, on the occasion of Cersaie and will proceed to Berlin during the World Architecture Festival, WAF. The exhibition explores the life and work of Mimar Sinan and his mastery of the art of building, from the use of ceramics to urban infrastructure.
In relation with the “SINAN: THE FIRST STARCHITECT” exhibition in Piazza Maggiore, Turkishceramics also is a sponsor of Bologna Desing Week 2016, which is an international event for promotion of design culture organized during Cersaie period.
Turkishceramics is the promotion group for ceramic manufacturers and exporters in Turkey. Representing over 30 individual companies, the group’s mission is to raise awareness of Turkish ceramics abroad and communicate the quality of Turkish ceramic sanitary ware and tiles. Ceramic production in Turkey has a long history and rich tradition, with the first ceramics being created in Anatolia over 8,000 years ago. Turkish ceramic producers are proud to continue this tradition of innovation today with a creative approach and a broad range of products for both the professional and consumer markets. Turkishceramics was established in 1997 under the auspices of the Under secretariat of the Ministry of Economy with the support of the Central Anatolian Exporters Union and the Turkish Ceramics Federation.