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SURFACE DESIGN SHOW 2018 PROVES THE BEST YET

Surface Design Show returned to London’s Business Design Centre with a bang this February as over 170 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased the very best in exterior and interior surface materials and treatments.

Surface Design Show returned to London’s Business Design Centre with a bang this February as over 170 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased the very best in exterior and interior surface materials and treatments.

Over 5,000 visitors attended the Show, open from 6-8th February, making the 2018 edition the biggest yet. A huge selection of visitors from the architecture and design sectors (72% of total visitors) attended the exhibition from well-known practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, BDP, Purcell, Atkins and many more.

The show also welcomed attendees from retail and hospitality brands including Next, Debenhams, John Lewis, Chanel, Princess Yachts, Network Rail and many more.

The plethora of exciting and innovative materials, many of which launched at the show, kept the audience engaged across all floors with the top 10 most sought-after products being: flooring; lighting, wall coverings,  tiles and tiling solutions, solid surfaces, natural stone, paints & coatings, glass & glazing, veneers.  

A highlight of the busy 2018 show events programme included the Opening Night Live Debate, which tackled the hot topic of housing in London and attracted a large and varied audience. Led by Peter Murray Chairman of the NLA, the expert panel presented their views on house prices in London and discussed potential solutions.

The Main Stage, designed by Anne Kyyro Quinn, created a stunning platform for the exciting programme of talks which included sets from interior designer and TV presenter Naomi Cleaver, colour and trend expert Sally Angharad and Houzz.

The fantastic PechaKucha Evening was another highlight of the events programme, with a full house listening to an engaging set of panellists being hosted by architect Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects.

Surface Design Awards took place on the last day of the show, where we saw The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon by AL_A announced as the Supreme Winner. 11 categories saw the best in applied surface put forward by a number of brilliant architects and designers including Coffey Architects, Giles Miller Studio, Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio.

Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre from 5-7th February.

http:www.surfacedesignshow.com/

 

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