Here at PietraCasa, we recently held our first event in conjunction with Montolit and the Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID). Montolit were here for a hands-on tutorial and demonstration for tilers from the local area as SBID introduced students, designers and architects to the benefits of porcelain. Meanwhile, PietraCasa and our friends Just Meat fired up the BBQ to show that work and play aren’t mutually exclusive! 

Brevetti Montolit Spa is one of the world’s foremost companies in the design, production and sales of various lines of electric and manual machines for working porcelain and related materials. After small beginnings from the back-room workshop of Vincenzo Montoli in 1946, Montolit has grown to having over 500 products in their catalogue, such as their best-selling Masterpiuma P3 manual tile cutter. 

Montolit’s representative, Filippo, led the tutorial and demonstrations for a small group of local tilers who were keen to learn more about the technical capabilities of Montolit tools but also to understand more about the behaviour of large-format tiles and best practice when working with them.

Alongside Montolit’s tile cutting expertise were KTM Design, representing SBID.  KTM Design launched in 2015 close to PietraCasa in neighbouring Bournemouth and they provide innovate design solutions to both domestic and commercial projects. Katie Thomas is the South West Regional Director for SBID and Director for KTM Design and was at the event to discuss with designers, architects and students the potential of porcelain and how it could be used on current and future projects. It also presented a great opportunity for everyone to see different perspectives, learn new approaches and meet other design-minded individuals.

This unique collaboration of companies was held at our showroom based in Branksome Business Park in Poole, Dorset and is the first of a number of events that PietraCasa will hold over the year. If you would like to attend future events, please contact us on +44 (0)1202 618 155 or email

Our showroom is open throughout the week, so please feel free to visit us to discover the potential of porcelain. Our sister company’s studio, Abitalia South Coast can also help with any design enquiries, whether it be for porcelain or for the finest in contemporary furniture. For more information visit

Click on the link to view our Instagram footage of the event.