Colorful Collection from the Late Alessandro Mendini Brightens Up Annual Bologna Tile Show
Cersaie, the annual tile show in Bologna, Italy, offers much to smile about. This year, the widest grin came from seeing Puntini, a Ceramica Francesco De Maio collection and one of the last works by Milanese architect Alessandro Mendini, who died last year. The tiles are hand-painted in clear, bright glaze colors in a choice of eight patterns inspired by the playful ceramics found in Vietri sul Mare, a small town on the Amalfi Coast. Each square is almost 8 inches and less than ½ inch thick. Through Artemest.