Vives Azulejos y Gres would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
We hope that you appreciate this original and creative animation that we have created for you this year.
Finally wishing that next year is even better than this one, we'd like to thank you for your continued trust and faith in us.
“Zoclo”: a harmony of textures
The range named Zoclo represents the true essence of the new Bunker collection. Its colours reflect the basis of the collection with an appearance giving an industrial setting:
- Har Cemento 20x50 cm: Concrete.
- Escala 20x50 cm: Brick.
- Cercha 20x50 cm: Rusted Steel.
- Cimbra 20x50 cm: Aged Wood.
Zoclo’s character is slightly robust and boasts a varied number of individual pieces from the smallest and more modest to the most modern and exclusive and it is for this reason that it so complete.
Zoclo is a 20x50 wall tile and boasts great diversity in textures and colours to create a harmony with the other materials belonging to the Bunker collection.
Yugo and Faro: Making a difference
All collections should have at least one product which makes its range special and different. Yugo, part of the Bunker collection, plays this role making an instant impact with its vivid colours which are highlighted when placed together with the neutral base tiles named Faro.
This collection is especially interesting due its appearance replicating aged wood that has been worn down by the elements giving each piece an individual character. This helps give a warmth and vanguard look to any room where it is used in conjunction with the Bunker range.
Faro and Yugo are porcelain and available in sizes of 14,4x89,3cm. The Timon and Cincel special pieces should also be highlighted as they help create even more originality.
Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary
Vives have a history of always being as up to date with the latest information technology as possible to ensure that we take full advantage of it which in turn always benefits the customer.
Due to this, on the Vives website you will find two new sections. One section is dedicated to the most frequently asked questions we have come across throughout our history. The other section is a glossary which groups together in alphabetical order and explains the terms and jargon most commonly used in the ceramic sector.
We hope that the contents of these two sections helps you resolve any questions or doubts that you should have with regards to ceramics and this sector. However, if not, please direct you question to us and we will add it to one of the sections.
An interrogative guide. From A to Z
If we are to achieve our objectives, it is not enough to do the minimum. For any success, we must give it our all. We must give it our maximum. Vives believes in this and truly applies it to everything they endeavour to do. It is for this reason that from the very beginning and right up to the present moment, they have gone out their way to ensure that their client’s satisfaction is fully met.
It is for this reason that Vives is proud to present its new guide called “From A to Z” where these company values are truly shown through this complete and highly creative guide. This guide based on the alphabet guides us through the world of ceramics and explains and describes a wide array of concepts, projects, collections, products, applications, websites…
Moreover, it involves elements which make it highly innovative and intuitive making it more interactive thanks to features which allow the user to enlarge images, see videos, visit external links, see the settings which are of more interest with greater detail. An additional feature allows the user to see the products in a three dimensional view. Comments and explanations detailing the different settings have also been included.
This new feature is exclusive to the Ipad App.
Vives hope that this new project will be welcomed and well-received by the user with as much enthusiasm as it was created with by the Vives team.
Collection View – Panoramic View
Due to the resounding success of the Vives App and especially Collection View Panoramic View, Vives have expanded their contents further increasing the possible interaction between the customer and the tiles.
With Collection View, Vives have added the new collections Bunker and Naif and moreover they have increased the number of settings to increase the amount of possible compositions.
With regards to the Vives APP and its pioneering program named Panoramic View, Vives have added a new setting: a detached home. In this setting, Vives have increased its functionality with more viewing points so that the client can see and interact with the setting with more detail than ever before.
Vives have showcased its new Bunker collection within this setting to show the collection’s entirety.
It is hoped that these updates will be well received by its clients. Without doubt and based on initial reviews, Vives feel confident of this.
Naïf, Intelligent and spontaneous design
This new collection of white biscuit 25x75cm is called Naïf. Striking due to its intelligent and spontaneous design and made up by varied colours and patterns (all of which combine together), is perfectly suited to create a fresh and pleasant area with a slight disorganized feel making the room striking and interesting in design. Following the latest artistic tendencies both pastel and intense gloss colours have been used.
The range comprises of different colours (nacar, turquesa, coral and amber) giving this lively collection a luminosity that can then be complemented by offering a combination of colours. The subtle yet pleasing patterns produce a relaxing atmosphere in the room.
The products that make up the Naïf collection have been designed so that by using Naíf, Lune, Bande and Table, anyone can come up with designs that boast infinite shapes with different soft and plain designs or when used with Lumiere turquesa, coral y ambar, atmospheres with intensive colours and geometric structures can be developed.
We should also highlight the decorative pieces of Brosser, Huille and Toile which can be used together or separately and which can be used to test the most imaginative of minds.
Vives at Cersaie, 2012
The time and effort that Vives has made with Cersaie 2012 is without doubt paying off with a huge amount of existing clients once again showing their continued confidence in Vives and with an impressive number of new professionals of the sector wishing to find out about the collections that have been creating such a stir.
Vives’ new collections of Bunker and Naif that have pushed back the frontiers of design have brought a great amount of interest due to the robust and solid nature of the Bunker collection spectacularly contrasting with the simple, innocent and freshness of the Naif collection.
These new materials slightly adapted to enhance their personality within a modern setting have been very well received and goes to prove that there are some styles which never become old-fashioned.
Vives have been congratulated for their innovative stand and way of displaying the new collections. They hope that the number of visitors to the stand continues during the final days of the fair and would like to make it known that all visitors will be warmly received with the most personal attention.
Bunker, industrial and vintage styles.
Bunker is Vives’ latest collection. Comprising of different products, it follows a tendency which is becoming more and more talked about named Dirty Chic. A fusion between the already established industrial and vintage styles, aesthetically it is based on different materials including cement, concrete, iron, stone, wood and brick. It takes on the appearance of surfaces and textures worn down by time reinventing themselves and taking on a new life.
Integrating varied decorative elements, vanguard areas are born whilst preserving a decadent and cosy feel bringing an emotive and melancholy element capable of bringing back memories of times gone by.
The magic of this type of decoration comes from the fusion between the past and the present making the new look more brilliant and the old and worn cosy and familiar. Recycling and drawing on inspiration something the fashion world has done for some time, has now arrived to the world of the interior design and decoration.
VIVES has invested in this new collection with it comprising of materials and elements so diverse as moulded concrete (Bunker), cement (Cerco), rusted steel (Amarre), aged and worn timber (Yugo), stone (Muro) and mud (Cob). Its diverse sizes ranging from the XXL 60x120 cm, to 45x90 cm, 14x90 cm, 60x60 cm, 30x60 cm and 20x60 cm. The wall tiles named ZOCLO available in 20x50cm come with the same textures that are reproduced by its older sister: Cimbra, Cercha, Escala, and Har together with the decorative murals named Buril and Vano.
CIVIC – Industrial Vanguard
This project takes us to Vilnius ( Lithuania). The Civic Grafito (60x120cm) has been used in this shopping centre called “Aprangos Galerija” where cement is the inspiration.
This has resulted in a design where all the different elements come together to integrate and where originality prevails over convention.
Hotel Villa Sandini SPA
The Hotel Villa Sandini Spa located in Sandim, Portugal en the Duero Litoral has opened its doors. Designed with an emphasis on the innovative style of chic-rustic, the old building has been completely renovated to represent its history, its traditions while bringing in elements of modernity.
VIVES have contributed to this project by offering its Moorea and specifically the Moorea-R tile, a porcelain wood replicate tile of 14.3x119.3 in both white and brown finishes. It is a tile that has been designed to bring beauty to the area where it is being used whilst providing great security in wet areas. Moorea meets and exceeds the norms of anti-slip tiles set out in the certifications of CTE, DIN 51130 y DIN 51097. For more information, please see:
Collection View: Makes it easier
Discover the new application for the website as well as the VIVES App in which you can visualize the different combinations of tiles, even compare and contrast them within the same setting to ensure the exact combination required is found. If one setting is not enough, this tool allows you to visualise the same setting but in a wide variety of colours and designs.
A Trip to our Factory
Vives Azulejos y Gres received a group of students from University of Valencia who are studying a subject named Ceramic Technology and Production.
First of all a lecture was given where they learnt about the production capacities and processes, the actions and commitment to the environment together with the development of products and latest technologies needed for their manufacturing. After this they visited the Ferraes plant where the different production processes were shown first hand and the continuous quality control checks ensuring that the tiles produced are first class.
Meeting of Design Associated Entities
The IX round of EAD meetings took place in LAS NAVES (Valencia) last June. As every year, VIVES launched a new way of exhibition designed specially for that event which followed the standards of the CDICV.
This year, a modular prefabricated system called TRIPLO from SAMARUC that provides numerous structural shapes has been used. Furthermore, the new application “Collection View” which is integrated in VIVES App was also launched.
Vives on the tenth anniversary of BdB
On 8th of June Bdb its 10th anniversary was celebrated at Melià Hotel in Avenida América, where 150 suppliers and members presented their products to all their customers and friends that assisted.
There were displays, conferences and demonstrations which were well received by the participating audience. The program featured a presentation by Mr. Emilio Llopis, Doctor in Marketing, lecturer and Business Strategy Expert for PYMES, which considered the necessary evolution of the warehouse to the shop for the construction sector.
Galia Physiotheraphy Centre
Galia Physiotheraphy Centre located in Celanova (Ourense) has been a great success due to its sweeping combination between design and image.
The Citerior Studio worked with Vives Azulejos y Gres to highlight its façade by using a porcelain tile from our Loire Collection – specifically Darcy-CR Grafito 60x90cm., that were installed using the DGV anchoring system.
This project which was carried out by architects Xan Rodríguez and Marta Feijo, the Morvan-CR Grafito 60x90 tile that also belongs to the Loire collection has been used as floor tile.
Vives stars in the Benalmadena's BigMat Day
Members, clients and supplies unite during two days to celebrate the BigMat Day.
Bigmat Day took place on the 25th and 26th April of this year and Vives Azulejos y Gres displayed their latest ranges to the professional sector. This year, the event took place in the harbour of Benalmadena, in a precinct that boasts over 6000m2 of installations to show the different stands. In total over 120 companies took part showing their wares and giving presentations of their ceramics products.
Durga, variability without limits
VIVES launches a new collection with a wide range of sizes and possibilities that will help make your kitchen and bathroom a unique place and a space where your creativity is developed.
This wall tile made with white clay, is an option that will give you a wide variety of alternatives, with the renowned Vives quality. The available formats for Durga are 33,3x100 cm (32x99 rectified) .
With this new white biscuit rectified tile, Vives is adding a unique and exclusive product to its range. The decorative pieces with patterned designs complete the collection allowing the designer create a unique space full of harmony. To complete the collection, there is a special décor piece that will provide great versatility to any room.
The product is available in a range of twelve colors: White, Cream, Shadow, Dun, pink and mauve, among other, are the more exclusive tonalities according to the latest interior design trends. The colors, combined with shiny textures and finishing, are and alternative for an elegant.
That collection is also available in 20x50 named the Tagore collection.
Reflection of ideas
When industrial tile production began, sellers tried their best to show the vast possibilities that fixing tiles can give.
It is for this reason that thirty years ago Vives incorporated a system that consisted of a tile within a box that was surrounded by four mirrors in order to see and imagine the continuity of the tile as if they were looking at the floor in a room. In the era of digital communication, Internet, tablets, smartphones… we have once again recreated this system with the launching of the 1900 collection.
Eco-Labelling becomes prominent in the market
Novabuild is a trade fair dedicated to eco-building, renovating and sustainable town planning. It took place between the 29th February and 2nd March and brought together construction and the environment. The aim is to encourage politicians to develop town planning always keeping the environment in mind ensuring that the products and the raw materials used are environmentally friendly.
This was created by the Valencia Agency for the Environment, Water Usage, Town Planning and Building and developed by AIDICO. Vives Azulejos y Gres took part presenting their products developed by sustainable materials and systems. These together with other products can be seen in the CAP, an application ideally suited to those professionals within the construction sector who want to participate in this initiative.
Vives launches its new 2012/13 Catalogue
Once again Vives Azulejos y Gres is launching its ceramic catalogue which aims to help its clients work with its extensive range.
Moreover, the latest technology has helped us develop something that up until just a few years ago would have proved impossible. “Panoramic View” is a new application developed for the web as well as the Ipad. This application allows you to not only view but feel the tile collections in a more realistic way experiencing the sensations that the tiles give to the design of the room. This is due to the fact that you can turn 360 degrees experiencing it as if you are within the four walls.
This general catalogue boasts the entire product range including Vives latest ranges. After our efforts and the attention we have placed to detail we are sure that it will prove a success and will facilitate your day to day business.
Páramo, warmth under your feet
The new Vives porcelain collection is a ceramic wood that thanks to its wide variety of colors will become the automatic choice to achieve the desired look.
Páramo is a porcelain tile with a very special structure and finish that will transform the room into a different period. The range of colors extends from beige to antracita. To complete the collection Vives has created Taiga Natural, a finish and texture that embraces the neutrality of untreated wood, free of any artificial treatment.
The dimensions available in this collection are 15x120 cm and 20x120 cm,perfect to adapt to any space and create warmth and cozy rooms. The combination of the two different formats available in the collection is one more quality of Páramo, since the two sizes can be installed together with a maximum overlapping bond of 20%. The purpose of this is to achieve areas with endless aesthetical possibilities.
Vintage Collection, classic inspiration
Vives has created a collection that brings design and elegance together. The collection has been developed to bring together different setting designs through the same base style - Vintage.
This new Vives collection has an extraordinary essence, with its own personality that transmits a unique feeling. Today’s fashion returns us to the past, to the Victorian period, to times of delicate decoration. Vives has created four floor tile collections and one wall tile collection to honour this style, with details that you will find them below.
Barnet. There are three floor tile collections to combine with the plane base tiles, decorative tiles and mosaics to emulate Victorian floors renowned for their elegance. This collection offers a lot of possibilities with its main colours being: white and grey, brown as a natural and leather colour, and finally a colour between Black and Terra .
Devon, 31,6x31,6 cm.
The Devon Collection has the same aesthetics, with geometric shapes, all with a cream coloured background, which reflect granite mosaics that could be found in glamorous nineteenth century houses.
Bexley/Sutton, 20x20 cm.
Following the same style, in a smaller size, you can find two floor tiles with natural textures: the Bexley Collection with an aged soft stone finish, and Sutton Collection, with the warm and the elegance of the wood.
Páramo, 15x120 and 20x120 cm.
Paramo: a porcelain wood joining establishment with the avant-garde. Within this collection, we can see how the passage of time gives greater value and importance to the finest of materials.
This wide range is completed with a wall tile collection in 20x20, following the Vives Herencia Artesana range. A renewed design that evokes traditional ceramics.
Wall tile in 20x20 cm.
Cevisama at its full capacity
The opening of Cevisama’s Fair in Valencia yesterday was widely appreciated by its many visitors.
As usual within this fair, many companies are trying to innovate to gain the attention of the industry. Once again, Vives provides an attention to detail with a slight distinction ensuring that every visitor actively takes part feeling part of the fair.
One of the most talked about stands at the fair has been the Vives’ Slow Stand with its influence from the “healthy and relaxed” movement with its strong connections to the environmental conscience to producing and living in a sustainable manner.
Our guests have enjoyed a pleasant passage through the stand full of sensations produced by the designs and textures of its collections whilst also having a break and enjoying fresh fruit in the “agora” setting.
Vives with its new avant-garde stand has launched its new floor and wall ranges. Among these new collections, a new range of wall tiles with a white biscuit has been produced in 33.3x100 cm, named Durga, Nalón, Glen, Satinados and Blanco Brillo. The Vintage collection is also introduced, which boasts a fusion of styles, formats, textures and finishes that live up to its name. Finally, there are new floor tile collections that replicate both wood and stone called Paramo available in 15x120 and 20x120cm and Narpes in 45x90 and 46x60cm.
Vives wishes you have a pleasant time at the fair and hope you enjoy it as much as we did when we prepared it.
Glen, Sindou and Narpes replicate natural textures.
Vives launches a collection with the strength and virtudes of the natural world with a range of tiles that boast a huge amount of shapes and sizes.
Vives presents this collection that conveys the strength of natural stone to create a modern ambience. The versatility of this series is integrated by a wide variety of formats: Glen at 33.3x100cm made of white biscuit, Sindou, a 20x50cm wall tile and Narpes, porcelanic floor tile in 40x60cm and 45x90cm, all of them offering multiple solutions.
The design of the different types of stones recreate warm and cosy spaces. The matt finish of the pieces combined with quartz glass and stone mosaics, provide a gentle harmony. In addition, the wall tile has a pleasant matt texture and the floor tile with a smooth relief transmits the qualities innate to the natural world.
These three series are available in white, beige, natural, terra, anthracite and black and have the possibility to combine with a tile mosaic called Tasos, in 23x33.5cm making even more dynamic.
The Charm of Porcelain Wood
When talking about porcelain wood, we talk about tradition, both past and present since experiences can be reflected in this kind of material. For that reason, wood is given great importance in VIVES collections and due to the fact that it matches with different styles.
Wood has always been used by designers to create innovative settings. This material provides elegance, quality and style to areas and that is why few materials can compete with it. Porcelain tiles are able to transmit the power of wood, playing with a huge number of shades, patterns, textures, formats and these can then all be combined.
Investing in porcelain woods is always a safe bet and VIVES has developed a wide variety of collections to live up to our clients’ expectations. The Legend collection is used in both indoor and outdoor settings due to its anti-slip finish. The Avesta collection provides a classical inspiration of natural wood. In order to create the Polinesia collection, water accumulation on outdoor surfaces has been studied to provide more security and protection. The Salonga collection has a pattern whose design is suited to the most avant-garde settings thanks to its wide range of colours. The Skandia collection is based on a Scandinavian design, a worldwide reference, and consists of the following collections: Feroe, Fionia, Kinda, Orsa and Arhus. The Kinda Collection looks like an industrial parquet and can be easily adapted to any kind of setting. The Orsa collection is designed to offer warmth and relaxation to places thanks to its natural texture. The Urbino collection, consisting of Aralia, Erica, Luma and Letia, is a by-word for elegance and a design creating a cosy setting. To finish with, the Woodline collection is divided in three well-appreciated products by interior designers: Zebrano, Olivo and Ebano.
These products provide multiple solutions when dealing with design and finishes and was produced in different formats. Tile formats range as follows: 15x60 cm, 15x90cm, 22x90 cm, 45x90 cm, 20x120 cm, 15x120 cm, 60x60 cm, 45x45 cm, 31'6x31'6 cm. These collections can be combined in countless ways creating different interior designs.
Valencia once again will be the centre of attention for the tile industry with the International ceramic tile fair - Cevisama 2012 taking place between 7th and 10th February. Architects, interior designers, those involved in sales and manufactureres all come together during the fair viewing the latest tendencies whilst also sharing their know-how and experiences.
VIVES Azulejos y Gres have started the year with optimism for the year coming and for this reason we wish to demonstrate our determination and commitment within the tile sector by exhibiting at Cevisama. It is here where we wish to welcome visitors so that they can come and get to know the company, its values, its latest products, projects and services. It is here on the stand where the visitor can truly come to understand and appreciate this company.
We would like to invite you to a new concept of stand within the Cevisama fair - Pavilion 1, level 3. stand B28. We hope to see you there.