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A Look at GIO’s Latest & Greatest Tile Collections

Here at GIO, we’re always on the prowl for the most advanced, sophisticated tile products for commercial interiors. We’ve recently returned from the 39th edition of Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, which takes place in Bologna, Italy. Cersaie is the foremost international event for designers of ceramic tile and other surface coverings. The 2022 show recorded over 90,000 attendees from all over the world during the five days of the exhibition. The fifteen pavilions of the Bologna Exhibition Centre (140,000 square meters of surface area!) were fully occupied by 624 companies, including 354 from the ceramic tile sector.

It was thrilling to see some of the world’s most innovative ceramic surfacing products. Shows of this caliber inform and inspire so we can bring you the finest commercial-grade tile products the world has to offer. Always assessing our offerings to ensure we’re bringing you the best of the best, we’ve retired a few lines to make way for fresh options that are sure to inspire upcoming tile specifications. We’re proud to continuously offer a range of on-trend, sophisticated products to transform your commercial design projects. Here’s a look at what’s new and now:

MURAL

Mural floor and wall tile brings the bold art of nature to your interior designs in a daring collection of polished 24×48 tiles in two stunning groupings —sumptuous stone looks and two animal-inspired styles.

Mural tile in Aqua Onyx, Azul, Leopard, and Snake

Mural, shown here in Aqua Onyx, Azul, Leopard, and Snake

STATUARIETTO BIANCO

Statuarietto Bianco for floors and walls offers a big, bold marble look with luxurious veining and a large format up to 60″ x 120″.  The line is available in honed or polished finishes.

GIO Statuarietto Bianco, 30 x 30 Polished & Rectified

Statuarietto Bianco, shown here in 30″ x 30″ Polished & Rectified

ZELLIGE

Inspired by Moroccan tile, Zellige wall tile comes in a beautiful array of nine colors, brilliantly glazed for vintage variation.

GIO Zellige, Suk Black 5 x 5 copy

Zellige, shown in Suk Black, 5″ x 5″

AGATA

In polished or matte finishes and large formats, Agata for floors and walls celebrates onyx inspiration in an expressive dance of swirling blue hues.

GIO Agata, 24 x 48 Polished & Rectified

Agata, shown in 24″ x 48″ Polished & Rectified

LINEA

Linea floor and wall tile offers the timeless style of vein-cut stone in enduring porcelain with palatial sizes, two finishes, and four neutral hues.

GIO Linea, Grey 24x48 Polished & Rectified Field Tile 

WORKSHOP

Workshop floor and wall tile isn’t new; it’s an old friend that’s been with us since the beginning. But we’ve recently refreshed the line to bring in new finishes (honed, linear, and flamed) and some gorgeous on-trend hues that you’re sure to love.

GIO Workshop, Sage 12 x 24 Linear Rectified Field Tile

Workshop, shown in Sage 12″ x 24″ Linear Rectified

GIO Tile is committed to being at the forefront of commercial design, bringing you only the finest commercial-grade products, hand-picked from global sources based on our focused knowledge of what you need to transform commercial spaces. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the latest and greatest of the finest commercial-grade tile products available! Samples for these lines, in addition to all our tile collections, are available free to the trade. Contact us anytime – we’re here to work with you!

 

GIO Looks at NeoCon 2016

NeoCon, an important three-day design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, brings together interior designers, architects, and furniture companies from around the world to showcase the latest design trends. The expo has evolved into one of the most recognized trade shows in the industry and this year was no exception, continuing to be at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends.

The show is so large, that even if you were a lucky attendee, it would have been impossible to see every cool offering for commercial interiors. A cursory online search reveals a plethora of articles covering the show and highlighting NeoCon’s biggest hits, standout designs, award winners, and more. After scouring the internet for the most compelling NeoCon coverage articles, we’ve compiled a list what we think are the best. Whether you’re an armchair traveler, or you attended and would like to discover what you might have missed, here’s your one-stop for finding all the best sources for NeoCon coverage!

Best of NeoCon 2016 (Design Milk, June 21)

One of our favorite online design publications, Design Milk can always be counted on to deliver excellent coverage of current events in modern design. See Design Milk’s top choices here.

EnergyPod by MetroNaps – the world’s first chair designed specifically for napping.
EnergyPod by MetroNaps – the world’s first chair designed specifically for napping.

NeoCon in Review 2016 (Work Design Magazine, June 24)

This review by Work Design Magazine offers in-depth and insightful looks at a number of innovative products, as well as the design trends that spurred their invention. Get the story here.

A look at Knoll's Unscripted mobile storage elements that answers to the demand for flexibility in the workspace.
A look at Knoll’s Unscripted mobile storage elements that answers to the demand for flexibility in the workspace. Images courtesy of Knoll.

NeoCon 2016: standout designs from Chicago’s commercial design fair (Wallpaper*, June 17)
For a virtual eye-candy tour of Wallpaper*’s favorites, click here to enjoy a slide show of 21 standout designs.

'Meety' by Arper is a new adaptable table system that can be configured for a myriad of uses.
‘Meety’ by Arper is a new adaptable table system that can be configured for a myriad of uses.

Our Favorite Interiors Products from NeoCon 2016 (ARCHITECT Magazine, June )

This article highlights ARCHITECT’s favorite products from the show, chosen for their versatility and on-trend aesthetics. Click here to see ARCHITECT‘s top picks in furniture, textiles and flooring.

Plex by Herman Miller: a modular workplace lounge system can be transformed into armchairs, sofas, ottomans, and benches for individual or group settings
Plex by Herman Miller: a modular workplace lounge system can be transformed into armchairs, sofas, ottomans, and benches for individual or group settings

The Best New Contract Textiles and Accessories of NeoCon 2016 (Architizer, June 22)

This article in Architizer shows how NeoCon is “more than a launchpad for new furniture designs,” with a look at innovative solutions ranging from performance textiles to productivity accessories. Architizer offers up a visually appealing and inclusive piece on their top picks from these categories. Click here to get the scoop.

Clarus Flip from Clarus Glassboards: afun-yet-practical product that combines both acoustical and usable surface components.
Clarus Flip from Clarus Glassboards: a fun-yet-practical product that combines both acoustical and usable surface components.



Adult Jungle Gyms and Nap Pods: 20 Office Spaces That Wowed at NeoCon (ChicagoInno, June 14)

For a peek at the future of the workspace design, one needs to look no further than NeoCon. The focus of this year’s conference was “Design That Works,” with a particular emphasis on innovation in the workplace. ChicagoInno offers up a great visual tour showing 20 killer office spaces showcased at NeoCon. See them here.

An office jungle gym by Buzzi Space
An office jungle gym by Buzzi Space



Contract Names 2016 Best of NeoCon Winners (Contract Design, June 13)
Now in its 27th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. In over 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies, more than 40 jurors review close to 350 products beginning three days before NeoCon begins. Award recipient’s booths and showrooms are then flagged with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show. Head over to Contract Design to discover the winners.

Teknion received the top prize for its Zones furniture collection.
Teknion received the top prize for its Zones furniture collection.

 

GIO Tile is committed to being at the forefront of commercial design, bringing you only the finest commercial grade products, hand-picked from global sources based on our focused knowledge of what you need to to transform commercial spaces. Be sure to review our many products to find the right solution for your next project; and contact us anytime – we’re here to work with you!

 

GIO at Post NeoCon Nashville 2015

Post NeoCon events are annual, local events for the architectural and design communities throughout the country. Post NeoCons serve as occasions for suppliers to introduce their latest and greatest products to regional design communities–a great alternative for A&D professionals who were unable to attend the NeoCon trade show held yearly at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

For our second year running, we at GIO participated in the Post NeoCon event for the Nashville and surrounding communities. We thoroughly enjoyed gathering at the Cannery Ballroom with our friends and colleagues to show our latest collections, connect in person, and be part of the exciting, regional commercial design scene!

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And here’s a closer look at our newest collections that debuted at Post Neocon!  (Click on the images to see the entire collections on our website.)

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Thanks to all who came out and spent time with GIO!

 GIO brings you a carefully curated selection of tile and stone products developed expressly for your commercial design projects. We not only know tile, but we also deeply understand the needs of interior designers, architects, and commercial product specifiers. Turn to us for the latest solutions in architectural surfacing for your projects. We’re here to work with you!