New exhibition opening at Can Tinturé: Catifes de Ciment

On Thursday 28 January, the opening of the new temporary exhibition Catifes Ciment took place at Can Tinturé Museum.

The traveling exhibition organized by the Diputació de Barcelona and Sitges Museus reaches Esplugues where it will be opened until the 3rd of April.

During the ceremony attended Roser Vilardell, director of the Museus d’Esplugues, Ignasi Domènech, curator of the exhibition, Josep González Cambray, coordinator of the Culture, Education and Sports of the Diputació of Barcelona and Albert Comellas, Councillor for Cultural Heritage of the City of Esplugues

As José González Cambray said that exhibition will stop at the Museum of Can Tinturé it was a necessity, due to the suitability of the space and the original hydraulic tiles that are still preserved in the halls.

Mr. Escofet, member of one of the most important factories of hydraulic tiles and Jordi Griset, collector and owner of most of the exhibits, attended at the ceremony.
The exhibition occupies part of the two floors of the Museum Can Tinturé and so the permanent exhibition has been changed. And Sunday guided tours will be replaced for a guided tour of the temporary exhibition during the Catifes de Ciment exhibition.

Catifes Ciment has collected a great success in his previous stops, and Museus d’Esplugues trust it continue, as demonstrated by the fact that during the first weekend of exhibition it have been visited by a hundred people.

Mosaic and ceramic. The color in modernist architecture.

On Wednesday February 10th Marta Saliné and Jordi Griset showed the difference and similitude between hydraulic and ceramic mosaic.


During the first part of the session Jordi Griset presented the second edition of his book The Art of hydraulic mosaic in Catalonia which is today considered one of the most outstanding books about hydraulic tiles in Catalonia. He explained that the publication of this volume was a long journey that began 20 years ago when he picked up the first hydraulic tile guided exclusively by its beauty.

Marta Saliné invited us to look beyond the beauty in the ceramic mosaics of modernism, looking for connections between the pieces and their functionality or the environment in which they are located.


During the last part of the session ,entitled Mosaics vs Mosaics, they presented the dialogue between the ceramic and hydraulics. Marta Saliné and Jordi Griset reviewed a number of examples where you could see how the most popular and spectacular models of hydraulic pavements still coexist with different modelsof wainscoting  produced in the and Bausis Pujol Factory.

Mosaic i cer`maic

This conference is part of the special program of the exhibition Catifes Ciment, el món de la rajola hidràulica, that you can visit for free on Can Tinturé until April 3.