Ceramic tiles



In the museum there is also a section dedicated to ceramic tiles decorated with  malacological themes.
A great number of tiles producers takes inspiration for their motif from shelll, especially for bathroom and kitchen decoration. The connection between sea and water is the idea to which many stylists refer, taking shells, fossils and snails as main subjects. These subjects, realised in a reliefed form, stylized or natural looking, can be admired on the tiles shown either on special panels or even on the walls of the museum’s toilets. The tiles exibition has been growing continously to the point that  this section of the museum has become the most important of its kind in the whole world. Besides the Italian samples there are many tiles coming from all over Europe.
Laura Biagotti, Valentino, Rocco Barocco, Krizia, Versace, Dior and Milandri are only some of the stylists and designers which have an interest in tile decoration and whose creations can be seen in the museums exhibition.