The deadline to register entries for the Quinquennial Tile Award has been extended. In light of the difficulties in the construction industry in the early months of 2020, the regulation of the Fincibec Group’s international Award has been modified to extend the duration of the sixth edition. This means there is now time until 31/3/2021 to register projects completed between 1/1/2015 and 31/12/2020.
Participation at QTA6 is reserved for works of architecture and design using products from the Group companies, Monocibec, Century, Naxos and Over. All types of residential, public, commercial and industrial projects may be entered. The meeting of the quality jury that will select the winners is scheduled for May 2021. The prizes are a Bang&Olufsen Beovision Eclipse television for the winner; the projects ranked from 2nd to 5th places will receive a B&O wireless portable speaker. To view the full text of the regulation and complete the registration procedure go to the website www.tileaward.org.


The elegance and style of the new Monocibec collections will be presented exclusively to Careso distributors on March 4 and 5 at the congress centre in Beaune (France). The brand specialising in distribution of ceramic surfaces, a member of the Algorel Group, organises an annual showcase of the most interesting new materials on the market, such as Blade, a line of porcelain stoneware combining the inspiration of metals with resins to create a trendy new surface. With Blade, Monocibec has created a complete design tool, with a natural, detail-rich surface that enhances the depth of the colours, and the grip surface needed for outdoor applications.


At the Samse tradeshow “100 ans d’innovation entre Pros” for building construction professionals in Chambéry (France) on 6 and 7 February, Monocibec, a long-standing industrial partner of the French operator, is presenting its new products and innovative solutions for all design requirements. Available in a wide variety of formats, finishes, thicknesses and aesthetic inspirations, Monocibec porcelain stoneware is a go-to choice for floors, walls, furnishing and interior design elements, with guaranteed safety and outstanding technical performance.


Monocibec confirms it will be taking part in the 2020 edition of the Zentrallager Eurobaustoff, in Rust (Germany) on 5 and 6 February. The long-standing collaboration between the Italian manufacturer from Sassuolo and one of Europe’s leading construction materials distributors includes regular exhibitions of the new collections as an opportunity to examine the most innovative characteristics of the latest porcelain stoneware solutions. The Monocibec range presents a broad range of material inspirations in response to the latest design trends, together with tile formats, surfaces and thicknesses suitable for residential, public and commercial locations.


On December 11 and 12 Monocibec will be participating in the Salon des nouveautés Décocéram, a B2B event scheduled in Lyon (France). The two-day event presents new developments in the ceramics industry, showcases innovative aesthetic trends and technical solutions and establishes constructive dialogue with professionals from the prestigious French company. The Monocibec exhibition focuses in particular on Blade, a new collection inspired by the attraction of metals and resins, expressed in surfaces created specifically for indoor and outdoor design projects and offered as a solution for customising furniture with maxi-slabs only 7 mm thick. Décocéram is a member of the Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment group, with 60 distributors in France specialising in ceramic coverings and bathroom fixtures.

SICAM 2019

From 15 to 18 October, the Fincibec Group is making its first appearance at SICAM, the international exhibition of components, semifinished products and accessories for the furniture industry, at the Fiera exhibition centre in Pordenone, Hall 5 Stand C40. Ceramic slabs are an innovative offer for the exhibition’s visitors, who always pay particular attention to top-performing solutions, materials and design for contemporary decor. The FIRE and OVER ceramic slabs, measuring a record 160×320 cm with a 12 mm thickness, open up new possibilities for kitchen and bathroom countertops, as well as for personalised furnishings for every type of residential and public space.


Monocibec has chosen Cersaie to present its new projects for 2020. From 23 to 27 September, in Hall 20 Stand A20-B19 at the Fiera exhibition centre in Bologna, the Fincibec Group company is showing innovative technical solutions and original style ideas that extend the application areas and expressive capabilities of ceramics for architecture and design.


Monocibec presents the new collections at the Tiles Fair of Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment on 25 and 26 June in Lille (France). Every year, the event brings construction professionals working in the vast SGDB distribution network together and allows for in-depth analysis of stylistic trends and the most advanced technical solutions in the ceramic world. Monocibec will have innovative and complete collections on display such as Evolution and Tradition, which are suitable for residential, commercial, and public environments, and enhanced with specific solutions for outdoor installation.