From 6th to 8th February 2018 the Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre, Islington, showcasing some of the freshest and most compelling surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Connecting innovative and exciting materials with an audience of architects, specifiers and designers, Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces.
Surface Design Show 2018 will once again have a packed programme of events all designed to inspire and engage including brand new ideas and firm favourites refreshed to provide the specifying audience with a unique visiting experience. Some of the events that will be included will be the Opening Night Live Debate and the popular PechaKucha Evening: an informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides.
Surface Spotlight Live, which debuted in 2016, offer architects and designers an opportunity to see the best of advanced materials in two highlighted industry sectors; 2018 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.
Officially supported by Stone Federation GB, the Stone Gallery will reflect the important relationship between stone and surface design. Meanwhile, Light School, now in its fifth year, is presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, will help attendees discover the best of new lighting design and learn more about the important partnership between surface and light.
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. Divided into interior and exterior categories, there are 13 awards across seven different categories.
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