Now in its 11th year, Surface Design Show has gone from strength to strength with stand space at 2015 selling out faster than ever before. Returning to London’s Business Design Centre between 10-12 February, over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing products at Surface Design Show 2015 giving visiting architects, designers and specifiers the opportunity to see, first hand, the newest and most unique surface designs. From bold, architectural statement surfaces to the latest sustainable designs, don’t miss the largest selection of materials the industry has to offer, accompanied by a packed programme of events and entertainment.
Here are just a few of the products and events that are not to be missed at Surface Design Show 2015.
PLADEC (stand 137) manufactures high-end architectural and decorative MDF panels for wall coverings and furniture applications. The unique carved panels contain architectural elements such as waves, ornamental textures, modular repeating and continuous patterns, offering a variety of colours, textures, sizes and finishes that allows the total freedom of expression during the creative process. PLADEC works closely with all users, interior designers, consultants, architects and contractors to create special places for living, working and shopping.
VistaGreen (stand 136) create artificial vertical garden panels that are a hassle free and affordable alternative to living green walls. The stunning bespoke vertical gardens are suitable for any interior or exterior surface at any gradient. Creating a show stopping surface they are an ideal solution for areas with limited natural light, no access to irrigation, limited space and no possibility of ongoing maintenance.
Decorative Effects (stand IC10) are a highly skilled team of creative artists specialising in the interior decoration and restoration of both private and commercial properties. Their techniques include the traditional application of fine decoration, oil and water gilding, faux wood graining, faux marbling, murals, trompe l’oeil and faux paint techniques. They also specialise in the application of polished plaster and lacquer finishes, which enhance contemporary minimalistic interiors emphasising clean lines and a sense of symmetry throughout.
Tŷ-Mawr Lime Ltd (stand 500) manufacture lime-based building materials that have subsequently been supplied to some of the most prestigious conservation, restoration and new construction projects in the UK. Thought for the environment is at the heart of the company’s development of a unique range of environmentally-friendly building materials compatible with ‘breathing building’ principles. The range includes paints and finishes, building boards including woodfibre boards, wood wool boards, reed mats and reed boards), as well as insulation products made from Welsh sheep’s wool, hemp and cellulose (recycled newspaper).This dedication to the environment has earned Tŷ-Mawr several awards, particularly for their work in developing ‘greener’ alternatives to mainstream building products.
Sterling Studios (stand 422) are a creative, research-based, applied arts workshop offering an inspirational collection of decorative finishes. From hand-painted traditional and modern eglomisé glass, scagliola and gesso work to wallpapers, paintings, decorative metals, embossed and patinated leather they create bespoke solutions for surfaces.
Event highlights include:
SCIN presents Catch of the Day at Surface Design Show 2015
SCIN is a Materials Resource with a library and Gallery of materials in 3500ft of central London. They find Materials from extraordinary creative depths, materials that may look or seem familiar but certainly aren’t. SCIN establishes new interpretations delivered through new processes and technologies and will present some ingenious materials at the Show, introducing materials that will shock, engage and inspire.
PechaKucha, held at 18.30 on Wednesday 11 February, is an exciting and inspiring presentation format where architects and interior designers will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it provides a lively, informal and fun format enjoyed by a huge audience. The ever popular event will again be hosted by Cany Ash founder partner of Ash Sakula and includes an impressive line up of industry experts. Including David Frise, AIS FPDC: Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design: Nick Cobb, artist: Sara Shafiei, Saraben-Studio: Red Deer, architecture studio: Sarah Featherstone, Featherstone Young: Annalie Riches, Mikhail Riches: Hajir Kheder, student of architecture at Central Saint Martins College: Matthias Armengaud, AWP and Alex Haw, Atmos Studio.