Coverings 2016 kicks off in Chicago, IL on Monday April 18, and we’re so excited to see everything that this year’s show has to offer. As the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone, Coverings attracts exhibitors from more than 40 countries, and thousands of attendees flock to their floor each year to see some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
Here why we think you should attend Coverings:
Find Inspiration for Upcoming Projects
With over 1,100 exhibitors, Coverings is the perfect place to find inspiration for your next project. Over 40 countries are represented, showcasing a vast array of innovative tile and stone products. For the first time Coverings will also highlight a Living Wall Exhibit, which will show how you can integrate a vibrant vertical garden in your home. Don’t miss out on seeing all of 2016’s latest trends in tile and stone in action!
You can earn free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – details on approved sessions for NKBA, AIA and IDCEC can be found on the Coverings site. The Social Media Lounge (Booth #4031) will also feature primers on design-related channels such as Houzz, Instagram and Pinterest. And Coverings’ Keynote Sessions will cover an array of topics, from a panel moderated by Interior Design Magazine to global trends in hospitality design.
See Design and Installation in Action
The Installation Design Showcase returns to Coverings again this year (Booth #6245) on Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The IDS will showcase four unique interpretations of commercial storefront lobbies. Designers, architects and installers will then collaborate using tile and installation materials/fixtures to bring these spaces to life at McCormick Place. The 2016 showcase will feature a newly designed courtyard style featuring a boutique retail shop, a spa lobby, a bar/lounge and a boutique hotel lobby. These vignettes will demonstrate the varied ways tile and stone materials and advanced installation techniques can influence the look, feel and performance of a commercial space.
Also for the first time, Coverings will tap the Chicago Mosaic School for instructive lessons on contemporary and classical Mosaic Arts. The Chicago Mosaic School offers classes and workshops by top art professionals who teach about both the process and materials in the Mosaic Arts. Limited space is available by registering online.
For more information, call Adeaton@ntpshow.com.