The Surface Design Show provides the perfect setting to discover the latest interior and exterior surfaces for the built environment.
The show returns to the Business Design Centre from 10-12th February 2015, where architects and interior designers are invited to explore a plethora of designs from bold flooring or walling surfaces to the latest sustainable designs.
See over 120 exhibitors including Acoustic GRG Products, Decolan, Knauf, Cosentino, James Latham, Meyer Timber, Headlam UK, Ardex, Mundy Veneer and Vescom to name just a few. Surface Design Show is also delighted to be welcoming some new exhibitors including Concreate, Finsa UK, Jotun Paints Europe, Levantina and RAK Ceramics.
Surface Design Show offers a packed programme of events and entertainment, including a lively and entertaining Live Debate hosted by RIBA Journal on Tuesday 10th February and the ever-popular PechaKucha Evening on Wednesday 11th February.
New highlights at the Show include ‘Materials Speed Dating’ the 2015 version of Future Thinking, hosted by Materials Council, which is a fun and interactive way to be rapidly introduced to new surfaces and finishes and in turn meet a ‘perfect materials match’.
The Light Collective will be running two days of lessons in Light School. As well as featuring hands-on demos with top UK lighting designers who will be taking on the role of lecturers, there will be a selection of top name exhibitors including Commercial Lighting, Wila Lighting, Anolis, LED Linear, Spectral and Concord.
Global Color Research will also return to the show. Following the success of the 2014 Trend Wall, the influential consultancy and creators of colour forecasting publication, MIX Magazine, will work with acclaimed surface designer Giles Miller to present Colour Collaborations. The exhibit, located in and outside the Business Design Centre is designed to inspire and give insight, focusing on the vital colour trends for 2016 and their importance within design.
Part of the outstanding success of the show is the commitment to recognising excellence with the Surface Design Awards. The awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. Categories cover projects in Retail, Commercial, Housing, Public Building, Light and Surfaces and Temporary Structures.
Launched in 2013, the awards have grown quickly both in stature and the number of entrants. This year, 181 projects were entered, a record number increasing by a staggering 62% with a third of entries from overseas making it the UK’s leading award scheme to identify innovation in surface design.
The awards presentation will take place on Thursday 12th February 2015 at the Business Design Centre in London on the last day of Surface Design Show.