February Fashion Feature

Armatile: Surface Design Show 2017
Armatile: Surface Design Show 2017

February is a month when most of us need a little inspiration.  Fortunately, for all Tile Addicts, 5th February (which just happens to be my birthday) is the day Cevisama opens its doors in Valencia, Spain.  And, despite reaching a significant milestone this year – I will be there.

If Spain is not your bag, do not despair.  Why not take a day out in London? From 6th to 8th February 2018, the small but perfectly formed Surface Design Show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, Islington.  Many exhibitions claim to showcase the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer, but few deliver, year after year, like SDS.

SCIN: Surface Design Show 2017
SCIN: Surface Design Show 2017

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers, architects and suppliers.  From exquisite hand-crafted surfaces to the latest technological advances in architectural lighting, in 2017 over 170 exhibitors highlighted the very best in surface design.  To get a flavour of the 2017 event, and discover what to expect in 2018, visit: surfacedesignshow.com

Surface Design Show 2018 will once again have a packed programme of events designed to inspire and engage including the Opening Night Live Debate and the ever popular PechaKucha Evening: an informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides.  In 2018 Surface Spotlight Live will focus on Residential and Transport. Trend and colour expert Sally Angharad will curate the area presenting materials that make a significant contribution to both areas.

Pintark: Surface Design Show 2017
Pintark: Surface Design Show 2017

Other features will include the Stone Gallery and the Light School, presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals.

On the third day of the show, Thursday 8th February, the Surface Design Awards will take place.  The awards recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.


Registration to attend the show will be live later in November.  To register, use the following link:  www.surfacedesignshow.com

A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, November 2017.

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