‘fluidity’ by tile of spain at the MADE expo

a few days ago, designboom brought you a preview of this sculptural exhibition, which is completed now. yesterday, tile of spain has unveiled ‘fluidity: ceramics, a material for the city of the future’ at MADE expo milano 2011.

the temporary pavilion uses the characteristics of ceramics to respond to current needs of a greater continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces — the private and the public. the structure consists of two organic shapes, wrapping around and interacting with other surfaces. the form has a double skin, the outside being a large white tile placed in a scale pattern with the ability to decontaminate the air, and the inside being ceramic tubes of different lengths. the installation shows how far ceramics have come and how the functions of tiles have changed, allowing the material to be used for new applications.

to see the design process and for info about the different tile characteristics and construction details of the structure, please read designboom’s previous article here.

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completed entering the installation 

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completedview from inside

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completeddetail of tubular ceramics 

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completedtextures of different tiles



tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completed
outside skin
image © designboom

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completed detail of outside  image © designboom  

tile of spain at MADE expo: fluidity completed view into the structure image © designboom

as a strong global leader, the tile industry of spain comprises nearly 200+ manufacturers and the tile of spain association represents these spanish ceramic tile manufacturers (ASCER) and the industry as a whole. ‘fluidity’ is on view at MADE expo in milan, italy, from october 5 to 8, 2011. this exhibition wishes to draw attention to environmental stewardship in manufacturing and the development of performance based ceramic materials and innovative solutions.