Our heritage.

Made in Imola.

Imola, the city where everything began. This is the area in which, over the last 149 years of history, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola has solidified its presence and established its production sites and exhibition complex.

Plus a fascinating exhibition complex adjoining the old town centre that houses the company Showroom, Museum, Historical Archive and the ImolArte Artistic Section.

Our Showroom.

Eclectic and multiform.

Here, over 3,000 m2 of ceramic exhibits showcasing tradition and historical memory combine with contemporary architecture in a location that has played an important role in the company’s history from an industrial point of view, as tiles were still being produced here up until the end of the 1990s.

New life was injected into this disused industrial building by enhancing and regenerating its architecture in line with a design based on conservation and respect for its original identity.

Filling empty spaces.

Industrial archaeology.

This concept is based on the idea of reviving existing industrial-style volumes, like beams, skylights and high ceilings. It involves re-contextualising “empty” spaces and “filling” them in a way that allows their tradition and historical memory (windows, skylights, vaults) to emerge while also incorporating contemporary details to stimulate interest and appeal (tile displays). The showroom represents a genuine connection between archaeology and industry, or better, past and future. In its architecture, this interaction is expressed through the inclusion of a sequence of pure volumes in the pre-existing building that has remained unaltered. These volumes divide the exhibition itinerary into a series of multiple spaces. The floor plan is defined by two bays that underpin the distinct, interactive, multifunctional display areas, which are designed to highlight the specific features and characteristics of the three Company Brands.

Our Museum.

Over 149 years of company life.

Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola’s greatest asset is its human resources and heritage which constitute both its own identity and a living testimony of history and culture. The awareness of this value has now becomes a shared legacy thanks to the “G.Bucci museum and
historical-artistic documentation centre” established at the end of the 1970s.

The Museum covers more than 149 years of the company’s life in an itinerary in which, unique handcrafted items, old photographs and valuable records allow you to sink into the industrial, social and local history that Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola has always been a part of.

In 2013, to celebrate 100 years of tile production, Cooperativa Ceramica d'Imola renovated a number of historical buildings that had lain in disuse for years. The aim was to create a genuinely emotional experience.

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Our Artistic Section.


Imolarte is the Artistic Section of Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola. A real craftsmen’s workshop and a magical place where skill, memory and culture continue to transform lumps of clay into beautiful vases, in the best “Made in Italy” tradition. In such a modern, industrial context, such as the current day Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, the production of artistic majolica represents a cross section of old fashioned life where everything is as it once was. Skilled hands still mould the clay and create pieces decorated with full yet lightweight brush strokes in an atmosphere inspired by eighteenth century style and taste.


The external appearance of the Exhibition Room is the aspect which, more than any other, marks the link between tradition and a more modern version of expressive communication. Weathering steel is
wrapped around the two naves like a newly inspired garment whose colouring blends perfectly with this world of industrial archaeology.

The Artists’ Room.

Immediately after the war, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola set up an experimental workshop in its Artistic Section which attracted a wide range of internationally renowned celebrities and artists, such as Bay, Ponti, Pomodoro, Tadini, La Pietra, Mitoray, Tilson and Zauli.

'I Fiori' Collection.

The tradition of ImolArte revives the past with all its many shapes and ornamental motifs, and recreates the emotions and pleasures of a bygone, slow and gentle era. There are five principle decorations which celebrate this theme that features lively brush strokes, bright colours and versatile aesthetic solutions
where simplicity becomes elegance.