Adventure in Italy at plumbers and ceramic tiles fabrics. This experience allows to find new interesting manufacturers, collections, textures…
When you see the process of making a product and communicate with people in the workplace, you begin to understand its technical characteristics and opportunities better .
And when you observe the work of masters who manually create ceramics, you start to peer into the drawing more closely and notice details…
Factory Imola Ceramics
The oldest Italian cooperative Imola (1874), laid the ceramic production in the 19th century and gained fame in the first decades of the 20th century. The assortment of the products manufactured by the factory includes more than 200 collections of ceramic tiles and ceramic granite.
To observe as from the hands of the masters who are in love with their work, a refined product is born…
At the ceramics factory Imola in the homonymous town…once again.
I am convinced that ceramics are my passion, especially manual production.
Factory Flaviker & Ariana
Feature of the factory “Flaviker” – production of ceramic granite, colored in mass, they were among the first to establish such a production. The company also produces – one-piece ceramic tiles and glazed porcelain tiles, which few did before the “Flaviker”.
Italians take great care of the working conditions of the workers, at this factory they thought of transporting the tiles in a vertical state, in this way pallets at the construction site take up less space, which has a great importance at formats of 160 by 320 cm.
They also tie the tiles individually so that the worker can cut one tile, and not so that he opened the package and caught 100 kg.
Very automated production,the role of a person only in the final quality control. Robots themselves transport all material in the factory,guided by laser beams.
Full cycle of manufacturing ceramic tiles at the factory “Flaviker”
Radiator as a piece of art by Tubes. On the photo with us Antonia Crosetta, one of the family memebers who created the brand, amazing woman in who I fell in love for one day and evening.Brand Tubes combines a design that changes the perception of the radiator itself,incredible technologicality emanating from the owners – plumbers in the past and engineers in the present.
A new radiator is invented about once every two years,under it a separate new machine is designed and workers undergo a new training course…at dinner Antonia,
told that in the 90’s they could not find workers, because Italians do not really want to work in production, where it’s noisy and hot… The owner-her father-
cycled by the provinces and when he saw a loitering emigrant he said: “Do you need a job? Go with me”.Many of them are still at the factory and are working at one of the most advanced radiator manufacturers now, which located ,for example, in the center of Pompidou in Paris.
In addition to the steep design, they are very functional,mobile models in the unheated season can be used as a lamp, bedside table, bench…
Do not have to think where to put them for the summer.Can be simultaneously both water and electric by simply turning the valve.
Medieval town of Dozza in the region of Emilia – Romagna.
The main attraction of the town is its houses, or rather the walls of houses.Most of them are painted by talented artists and the collection of paintings on the walls is constantly increasing.The first canvas was written in 1960 and since then it has been decided: once in two years to select the best sketches (from the presented to the Bologna Museum of Modern Art) and perpetuate th em on the wall.Today, the exhibits of Doztsi paintings contain about a hundred unique works of art, whose authors are both little-known talents, and recognized Italian masters of modern times.
Stages of construction of MODERN HOUSE.