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  • 2018 Surface Design Award Finalists have been announced
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NEWS

Surface Spotlight: Creativity in Colour 02/11/2017 12:14:52 Surface Spotlight: Creativity in Colour

What better way to compensate for the approach of the winter chill and dark nights than to explore invigorating designs that will give us a boost? Colour offers the perfect antidote, with saturated surfaces and uplifting finishes that make the most of the visible spectrum of light. This issue of Surface Spotlight uncovers innovative designs and celebrates the joy of colour. Sally Angharad reports.

Surface Design Awards 2018 Finalists Announced 27/10/2017 08:10:25 Surface Design Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

The finalists of this year’s Surface Design Awards have been announced, unveiling some of the best projects from across the globe which feature innovative and exciting materials and surfaces. The shortlist of impressive projects range from internationally renowned museums to personal residential projects. The Surface Design Awards are part of Surface Design Show (6-8 February 2018), the only event in the UK focusing solely on interior and exterior surface design, facilitating thousands of innovative and thrilling materials to connect with an audience of architects and designers.

SDS18 – The Best in New and Innovative Surface 18/10/2017 08:10:25 SDS18 – The Best in New and Innovative Surface

From 6 - 8 February 2018 Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre, showcasing the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Connecting innovative and exciting materials with an audience of architects, specifiers and designers, Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces.

Maggie 02/10/2017 08:10:25 Maggie's Culture Crawl

On Friday 29th November a team of SDS employees walked 10 miles across London for Maggie’s Culture Crawl. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, SDS are proud to have Maggie’s as a charity partner.

Surface Spotlight: Material School 13/09/2017 08:10:25 Surface Spotlight: Material School

It’s back to school season and with that in mind this edition of Surface Spotlight uncovers the research of designers and brands that are mixing materials and processes with innovative results. From ethical solutions to creative thinking each project highlights a key ingredient and how it can be transformed into a novel material. Sally Angharad reports.

Leave No Stone Unturned: Utilise Stone With Style for Your Interiors 20/01/2017 09:43:13 Leave No Stone Unturned: Utilise Stone With Style for Your Interiors

Utilising stones dates back to the Stone Age. Only difference is, back then stone was used as tools but today we have discovered varieties of stones and we use it in our daily lives, especially in our indoor and outdoor living spaces to build, beautify and enhance the style statement around us.

Surface Spotlight: Winter Wonders 14/12/2016 15:39:03 Surface Spotlight: Winter Wonders

And so the festive season is upon us! No matter what the weather is doing outside we always look forward to those cosy nights in, surrounded by comforting layers and twinkling lights.

Surface Spotlight: Light & Stone 23/11/2016 15:39:03 Surface Spotlight: Light & Stone

Materials and surfaces play a wonderful role in our experience with our surroundings, where both classic and innovative aesthetics continue to inspire new directions.

Surface Spotlight: Innovation Central 27/06/2016 12:03:19 Surface Spotlight: Innovation Central

It’s that time of year when we become immersed in the many design events happening across the globe showcasing creative innovations. To celebrate new ideas and talent this issue of Surface Spotlight gives a sneak preview on a variety of new surface and lighting solutions set to inspire the latest interior and exterior trends. Sally Angharad reports.

Surface Spotlight: Dynamic Offerings 27/06/2016 12:03:19 Surface Spotlight: Dynamic Offerings

(Apparently!) summer has officially arrived and so to celebrate we have been looking at the latest vibrant and stimulating designs using a variety of surface effects. From bright colour to dynamic patterns here is a selection of the most uplifting materials to inspire and delight. Sally Angharad reports.

Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report Part Two - Lighting 19/03/2016 08:10:25 Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report Part Two - Lighting

Light School at Surface Design Show 2016 once again celebrated the partnership between light and surface, changing the way we see light. As this area of the show builds in success so too do the design directions that come from it, with innovative solutions that mirror the latest surface trends set to enhance our experience of light within a space. Here are some key themes from this year’s exhibitors. Sally Angharad reports.

Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report Part One - Surfaces 14/03/2016 08:10:25 Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report Part One - Surfaces

Welcome to part one of our post show trend report. In this edition we focus on key colour, texture and material directions from Surface Design Show 2016, the home of innovative surfaces for architects and designers. Here are some highlights from the show that relate to emerging design directions, particularly exciting for interiors and exteriors. Sally Angharad reports.

Explore The Latest Surface Trends At Surface Design Show 2016 25/01/2016 08:10:25 Explore The Latest Surface Trends At Surface Design Show 2016

Surface Design Show 2016 is the perfect place to explore the latest trends in surfaces for the built environment. Taking place from 9-11 February at London’s Business Design Centre, over 150 exhibitors will be showcasing the best in exterior and interior surface design giving visiting architects, designers and specifiers the chance to discover the latest trends for 2016/17.

Health + Wellbeing + Design 08/01/2016 11:10:25 Health + Wellbeing + Design

Ever worked in a badly lit office with yellowing ceiling panels, dull carpet tiles and terrible acoustics? The bet is you didn’t stay late at work a minute longer than you had to. Had the misfortune to have to sit in a cold, hard, waiting room in a hospital, listening to the echo’s of shoes scuttling along endless corridors? Nothing comforting there.

Surface Spotlight:  Magical Materials 04/06/2015 14:50:14 Surface Spotlight: Magical Materials

Seasons Greeting's!

Surface Spotlight: Lighting – Time to Shine 04/06/2015 14:50:13 Surface Spotlight: Lighting – Time to Shine

2015 is the International Year of Light, a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges. During this significant year for lighting technologies Expo 2015 saw a number of participating countries emphasise the best of their technology within the industry. “Light Collective, the founders of Light School are pleased to announce there will be fourteen talks about light and lighting design at The Surface Design Show for 2016” said Sharon Stammers, co-founder of Light Collective UK. The line-up of speakers includes BDP and David Atkinson, both featured in this issue of Surface Spotlight as we celebrate the creative minds studying light to enhance experience. Sally Angharad reports.

Surface Spotlight: Healthcare & Retail 04/06/2015 14:50:13 Surface Spotlight: Healthcare & Retail

As we become increasingly aware of the role our surroundings play in supporting our health and wellbeing architects, designers and manufacturers are responding to our human wants and needs. In this next edition of Surface Spotlight we explore key directions that are reshaping environments in the healthcare and retail sectors. (Sally Angharad reports)

Surface Design Awards 2016 Finalists 04/06/2015 14:50:13 Surface Design Awards 2016 Finalists

Surface Design Awards 2016 finalists are announced featuring a fantastic array of outstanding surface treatments.

SDS15 Nominated for AEO Awards 20/05/2015 08:51:43 SDS15 Nominated for AEO Awards

After a record-breaking Show, Surface Design Show 2015 is delighted to be nominated for...

Surface Spotlight: Sea, Sun & Sand 30/03/2015 00:00:00 Surface Spotlight: Sea, Sun & Sand

With the summer drawing to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the last few months and getting all inspired by materials and aesthetics from our coastline, evoking memories of jolly holidays with a bucket and spade, not to mention dipping your toes into the sea. In this issue of Surface Spotlight we look at projects that reflect the coastal theme to keep that holiday feeling going well beyond the summer (even if you are sitting behind a desk!). Sally Angharad reports

Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report 2015 30/03/2015 00:00:00 Surface Spotlight: Post Show Trend Report 2015

Surface Design Show is the only trade event in the UK to focus solely on interior and exterior surfaces, exploring the most innovative, sustainable and remarkable surface designs, materials and lighting currently available on the market. Here we unveil noteworthy surface trends from this year’s show, highlighting key developments in the industry in terms of colour, texture, pattern and finish. Sally Angharad reports.

2015 Sees the Most Successful Surface Design Show Ever with Record Numbers of Visitors and Exhibitors 19/02/2015 10:50:34 2015 Sees the Most Successful Surface Design Show Ever with Record Numbers of Visitors and Exhibitors

Last week from the 10-12 of February, London’s Business Design Centre saw more than 130 exhibitors, both national and international, congregate to inspire and delight with the latest surface design products.

Spotlight on LED Linear 05/02/2015 11:10:25 Spotlight on LED Linear

Find out a little more Product School member, LED Linear before meeting them at Light School 2015

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