Discover the latest innovations in surfaces for the built environment at Surface Design Show, taking place from 10 – 12 February at London’s Business Design Centre. 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 surface designs.
Since its inception in 2005 the Show has become the destination for industry people to see, touch and explore the latest materials, gain new insights and understand how environmental considerations are impacting architecture and interior design.
Here are just a few of the products that will be launched at Surface Design Show 2015.
Altfield (stand 330) will show two new products from the Innovations collection, Cairo and Sri Lanka. Inspired by their namesakes these rushcloth and grasscloth wall-coverings have been developed to reflect the rich history behind traditionally woven materials. Cairo is an exquisitely painted natural rushcloth featuring a design which was inspired by delicate handicrafts created thousands of years ago. Sri Lanka is a traditional sisal grasscloth with a vibrant colour story. The delicate weave of this natural wall-covering compliments the bold colour palette, creating a balance that will enhance any interior setting. Available in nineteen lovely colours including blues, green, greys, yellows, oranges, red and purples, Sri Lanka is part of the Innvironments Collection of environmentally friendly interior materials.
To celebrate 150 years since the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Rug Maker (stand 440) have created a series of illustrated themed rugs which truly encapsulate the essence of the characters. Rug Maker have been granted the exclusive licence to reproduce The John Tenniel illustrations from The British Libraries original collection. Available in two distinctive designs, the stunning new range offers the perfect way to introduce the captivating appeal of the well-known literary classic into interiors. The monochrome designs are hand-woven in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal by highly skilled Tibetan and Nepalese weavers who hand-knot Swiss aniline dyed New Zealand wool onto cotton warps and wefts. Rug Maker are supporters of ‘GoodWeave’, a global non-profit organisation that assure child labour is not used in the manufacturing process.
James Latham (stand 206) will showcase several new products including Luminoso, wood panels that offer extraordinary design possibilities. The Luminoso panels transmit fibre optic light in an endless choice of patterns – customised designs, logos and images can be incorporated and even ‘moveable’ images, such as programmable messages can be transmitted.
Waxman Architectural Tiles (stand 308) introduces Manhattan a range of unglazed porcelain stoneware tiles that inject depth and character to any design. Available in seven colour options, Manhattan offers a number of muted tones that can work both independently or combined to achieve stunning results. The range is available in two finishes; textured and natural which have contrasting results when placed together. Textured has a beautifully mottled, matte appearance whilst natural has a gently contoured surface.
Decodesk (stand 126) will be unveiling a new acoustic panel called ‘Forest’. The panels are designed with three levels of acoustic along with an amazing range of finishes to compliment any office, restaurant or bar setting. A simple and functional installation system together with a suitable material gives this product a very long life in all climatic conditions.
Amongst the many exhibitors also showcasing new products at Surface Design Show 2015 are Decodesk, Warp and Weft, RAK Ceramics, Stucco Fresco, Vicalvi Contract UK, E90, Decolan and Knauf.