Latest news:

Surface Design Awards

Award Categories

Surface Design Award Categories

Here are the 12 awards across 7 categories:

►Retail Interior Surface
►Commercial Interior Surface      
►Housing Interior Surface           
►Public Building Interior Surface
►Light and Surface Interior 
►Temporary Structure
►Retail Exterior Surface
►Commercial Exterior Surface
►Housing Exterior Surface
►Public Building Exterior Surface
► Light and Surface Exterior 
►Supreme Award

Awards Crafted By:

Bottle Alley Glass
Our awards have been created exclusively for us by Bottle Alley Glass on stand 435, a company usually know for beautiful recycled glass worktops, tiles and splashbacks.
Rescuing bottles destined for landfill, Bottle Alley Glass cleans and crushes these bottles before thermally forming new and unique recycled glass products. On average, each household in the UK uses 331 glass bottles and jars a year. Recycling rather than disposing of them, would save enough energy to power a computer for five days.


Retail Category

Sponsored by Porcelanosa

Architectural and design schemes for all forms of retail outlet including shopping centers, high streets, retail concepts and in-store features.

Awards:   Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 


About the sponsor: Porcelanosa Grupo manufactures ceramic tiles, ventilated facades, brassware, terracotta, natural parquet and sanitaryware. With 410 showrooms in 72 countries, 5,000 staff and 900,000 m2 of facilities they were recently described by PriceWaterhouse Coopers  and the FT as ‘one of Europe’s most international business groups’. They are committed to sustainable development, international expansion and the total satisfaction of their customers.




Commercial Category

Sponsored by Burlington Stone

Both hospitality and workplace environments have changed dramatically over the last decade. This category will look at the way surfaces can improve the guest experience in all hospitality environments as well as the working environment.

Awards:   Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 

About the sponsor: Using a natural stone source laid down in the English Lake District over 450 million years ago, Burlington Stone’s colour range includes eleven sumptuous stones together with smooth and textured finishes.  Burlington’s product offer is unique as it offers only the highest quality British natural stone, giving you the ultimate interior and exterior finishing statement.

Burlington Stone



Housing Category

Sponsored by Samsung Chemical Europe

The judges will be looking for style and innovation in this category dedicated to both the public and private housing sectors.

Awards:  Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 

About the sponsor: Samsung Chemical Europe GmbH (SCEG) is the European headquarters of Samsung Cheil Industries Inc., multinational member of the Samsung Group. We are based in Schwalbach near Frankfurt/Main in Germany and responsible for marketing and sales of STARON® Solid Surfaces in more than 30 European countries. For over 20 years, STARON® has been applied by advanced architects and designers worldwide for high-class surfaces and interior, wall and façade cladding in the private and commercial sector. Blackheath Products Ltd. near Birmingham is the major distributor of STARON® Solid Surfaces for the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

Samsung Staron


Public Building Category

Sponsored by James Latham

Surfaces for hospital and medical establishments, schools, colleges and universities, railways, transport hubs, local and central government buildings will all be eligible.

Awards:   Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 

About the sponsor: James Latham is a major distributor of wood based panel products and solid surface materials and is the exclusive distributor for LG HI-MACS in the UK and Ireland. Operating from 10 strategically located sites, James Latham covers the whole of UK, including Scotland within a 24-72 hour period. All sites are ISO 9001:2000, FSC and PEFC accredited.


James Latham

Temporary Structure Category

Sponsored by de magazine

More and more temporary and 'pop-up' structures feature sophisticated design for example those related to the Olympic and Paralympics Games.


Awards:   Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 

About the sponsor: de magazine (design exchange ) is a unique publication bringing you the latest in innovation for designers. The magazine focuses on architecture, design and art, whilst providing up-to-date coverage of the latest projects and events. de magazine is available in the UK and internationally. We publish 3 volumes each year in print and update daily online.


Light and Surface Category

Sponsored by Meyer Timber

This award is dedicated to the innovative use of light and the way it is inextricably linked to surfaces.

Awards:   Interior Surface
Exterior Surface 

About the sponsor: The Meyer Timber Group is the leading panel products distributor in the UK with an extensive range of more than 7,000 wood based panel products. With its large commercial fleet they deliver nationwide from eight strategically placed depots, offering guaranteed next day delivery, providing the ultimate choice of both range and stock availability, supported further by an unwavering commitment to exceptional levels of customer service.


Meyer Timber

Meyer Timber




Supreme Award

Sponsored by Interface

'Best of the Best' Award.  What it says on the pack.....the judges pick of the best of the night's award winners. Please note this category cannot be entered.

Sponsored By:

Image of Interface

About the sponsor: Interface is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and supply of environmentally responsible modular flooring. We offer one of the industry's largest selection of award winning carpet tiles in a fantastic range of colours, textures and trend inspired designs, allowing you to combine style with functionality.

Media Partners

A1 Retail A1 Lighting Blueprint
FX Magazine Indesign Mix Interiors
de magazine Retail Focus RIBA Journal
Building Pieces Architects Datafile Designers Data
Hospitality Interiors TSJ  


In Association With

Stone Federation Stratton & Reekie  


SDS dress designed by Danielle McGilloway, University of Huddersfield