Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre from 7-9th February 2017, showcasing the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. 

The Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with an audience of architects, specifiers and designers.

For this year’s Surface Spotlight, the show will focus on hospitality and education. Materials and surfaces play a significant role in the experience we have with our surroundings, they need to be practical yet still inspiring. In the hospitality sector the surfaces must exude luxe whilst still maintaining the necessary hard wearing qualities for high footfall areas. Trend and colour expert Sally Angharad will curate the area presenting materials that make a significant contribution to both areas. 

Surface Design Show 2017 is full of 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 in the packed programme will be the Preview Evening Live Debate hosted by David Michon the former editor of Icon Magazine and the ever popular PechaKucha Evening – an informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides, which is hosted by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects and includes speakers Chris Dyson of Chris Dyson Architects and Matthew Driscoll of Threefold Architects.

Many of the seminars will focus on surfaces within the hospitality and education sector including ‘A sense of place? cultural identity and hospitality design' hosted by BIID.

The Surface Design Awards recognise 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, each project is judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design. 

The awards presentation will take place on Thursday 9th February 2017 during Surface Design Show.