Confindustria Ceramica

Manuals and Publications

Alongside publications on specific production-related technical issues, the association publishes a wide range of manuals intended to promote knowledge of ceramic products and their uses in architecture.
The publication How and Why describes the technical characteristics and methods of use and installation of Italian ceramic tiles. This has led to a series of pocket books addressing individual aspects of tiles (“Talking about tiles...”, “Rules”, “Selection”, “Installation”). All of these publications are produced in Italian, English, French, German and Russian.

S_tiles. Italian Tiles towards Sustainability is a bilingual Italian/English publication aimed at architects outlining the principles of environmental sustainability in the field of ceramics. Ten Years of Excellence. Ceramic Tiles of Italy across America is a book in English exploring some of the best projects that have been created using Italian products and have won the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition over the years.

The Association has begun graphically restyling its institutional publications with the aim of maintaining a consistent design across specific series. So far this has affected the Collective National Labour Contract for the Ceramic Industry, the Statistical Surveys of the Italian Industry, and the Association’s Activities Report and Balance Sheets.