Surface Design Show 2019
From 5-7 February 2019 H & E Smith exhibited on 272 at Surface Design Show, which returns to London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in surface material design, development and manufacturing. Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces.
For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry professionals immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers, architects and suppliers.
We showcased our established range of ceramic and porcelain tiles along with our NEW tile lines which provide architects and specifiers with some of the freshest looks on the market right now!
What’s happening at the Surface Design Show 2019?
Surface Design Show 2019 once again had a packed programme of events all designed to inspire and engage, including the Opening Night Live Debate. Organised in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and New London Architecture (NLA).
The ever popular PechaKucha Evening – Hosted by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects tool place during the show on 6 February from 6.30pm.
Each year Surface Design Show introduces a ‘Focus’ into the event. The chosen focuses for 2019 are the workplace and the public realm, these both have great impact on our daily lives. Through a series of profiles in the run-up to the show, and in presentations at the show, these two specialist areas of design will be explored from a surface specific point of view, providing engaging insight into the best and latest products, materials and applications that impact working and public realm environments.
Surface Spotlight Live, curated in collaboration by trend expert Sally Angharad and colour forecasters Colour Hive will return to Surface Design Show 2019. One of a Kind will aim to inspire a kinder approach to design. A series of thought-provoking and innovative products will be showcased, all which go beyond aesthetics to promote meaningful experiences, with highlights for the workplace and public realm.
Stone Gallery, which is officially supported by Stone Federation GB whose Stone Knowledge Hub forms a focal point for the event, will also be returning to Surface Design Show 2019. Stone Gallery is an industry-leading event for architects and designers to meet and specify natural stone. The 2019 edition welcomes back returning exhibitors as well as new additions, such as Piedra Paloma, Airemarmores and Marmi Faedo. The Stone Hub hosts a series of presentations bringing the A&D professionals to listen and learn from the leading designers in the sector.
Now in its fifth year Light School, the home of architectural lighting, allows architects and designers to touch, compare and learn about innovative lighting and technology products. Confirmed returning exhibitors include Appelec, Optelma, and Pixalux. The Light School arena, Light Talks, will return once again supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals. Industry experts from Hoare Lea, Nulty+, Atelier Ten and 18 Degrees have already confirmed to share their knowledge at Light Talks.
New to Surface Design Show is the New Talent area curated by internationally acclaimed speaker and forward-thinking Chief Creative Director at Trendease International, Jennifer Castoldi. Those chosen will be up and coming designers in the surface and materials sector. New Talent exhibitors can only have been in the industry for five years or less and will be hand selected by Jennifer.
About Surface Design Show
Located in Islington, at the centre of London’s design district, Surface Design Show is the event of choice for architects and designers. Held annually in early February, the three-day exhibition 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.
Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK to focus solely on interior and exterior surface materials. It provides architects, designers and suppliers with the latest trends and innovations. From exquisite hand-crafted surfaces to the latest technological advances in architectural lighting, Surface Design Show hosts over 150 exhibitors each year highlighting the very best in surface design.
The show also incorporates the Surface Design Awards, at which outstanding examples of progressive design and use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally are celebrated. Divided into interior and exterior categories each project is judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design.