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    The design industry will once again be able to meet in person and be updated on the latest surface materials and designs when the Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre from 8-10 February 2022.

    Over 120 exhibitors will be exhibiting, including 35 new talents at the UK’s leading event for architects and designers. Many of the exhibitors will bring to the show a range of new product launches, inspired by the show’s theme ‘Sense of Place’ with the goal of putting humanity and the planets wellbeing at the heart of all decision making.

    Surface Matter will be displaying its sweet material pop up shop stand. The stand is inspired by Surface matter’s material studio in London Fields which is described by architects and designers as a ‘sweet shop for materials’.

    Hosting debates, panels, trend forecasts and insights into the latest surface design innovations, the Main Stage is at the heart of the Show. There will be 16 presentations on the Main Stage during the 2 ½ days of the Show. The Opening Night debate highlights a younger generation of architects and designers and is entitled Climate Change and Future Proofing. New to Surface Design Show is a series of Legends Live interviews where an industry personality meets and chats with their ‘legend’.

    One of the highly anticipated and unique parts of the show is the New Talent section. Supporting new talent is a key focus for Surface Design Show. This year over 30 participants, will display a range of sophisticated and innovative designs, from textile designs featuring augmented reality to 3d tiles of eco resin and waste materials. Many of the participants this year also show a recurring focus of using natural materials and dyes.

    New Talent is curated by Trendease International and held in Partnership with Canon UK.

    Each year visitors also look forward to Surface Spotlight Live, a focal point of inspiration for designers to touch and compare the very latest material prototypes. Surface Spotlight Live will highlight the Show’s ‘Sense of Place’ theme and will be curated again by trend and colour expert Sally Angharad and held in Partnership with CD (UK).

    2022 will be the 10th anniversary of the Surface Design Awards which is therefore fitting that it received a record number of entries.

    All the finalists, including the new Architectural Photography Award, will be featured on a display stand with Surface Design Show.

    Registration to attend the show is now open here

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