• Thank You to everyone who joined us at SDS17
  • Save the Date: Surface Design Show returns 6-8 Febuary, 2018
  • We’re pleased to announce that the Business Design Centre will again sponsor the Supreme Winner award

Opening Night & Live Debate

SDS17 Preview Evening Sponsored by Oikos

Tuesday 6 February 2018 18.00-21.00

Surface Design Show 2017 kicks off with the ever popular Preview Evening - open to all visitors. 

The highlight of the evening (notwithstanding the free beer and wine provided for our guests) is the Live Debate. 

For 2017, speakers debated the subject ‘Good Design is Narrative Design’: Be the first to hear what the 2018 topic is by signing up for our newsletter.

Meet the Chair: David Michon

David Michon is the former editor of Icon magazine, and former managing editor of Monocle magazine and Winkreative creative agency. He set out as an independent consultant and strategist in January of 2016, focusing on editorial and other creative projects across a range of categories.

As editor of Icon, he oversaw the relaunch of the magazine from a trade title to a more grounded, relatable and pacier consumer title. For Monocle, he managed the launch of the brand’s radio station, Monocle 24, and produced, reported for and sometimes presented its weekly radio show on cities, The Urbanist – a show that has built a following of nearly 800,000 subscribers.

David has also worked with property companies Capco, Lend Lease and Grosvenor Estate, helping each to develop and articulate the identities of developments or neighbourhoods, new and old. 

Morag Myerscough

Morag’s work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the design, using it to create community and build identity. Morag makes places from spaces that people like to be in, that stimulate and often make you smile.

She creates and curates an eclectic breadth of work that ranges from the conversion of a train to a café, to installations, numerous exhibitions and even a temple. She often works with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area.

This year, Studio Myerscough just completed the design of the permanent exhibition at the new home of The Design Museum, in High Street Kensington.

Morag established her successful company Studio Myerscough in 1993 and founded Supergrouplondon with Luke Morgan a loose collective in 2010.

Matthew Raw, Ceramics & Glass

Matthew Raw

Matthew Raw is a founding member of Studio Manifold in Hoxton, a collective made up of Ceramics & Glass Masters graduates from the Royal College of Art. Matthew's hands-on and varied practice spans exhibitions, residencies, collaborations and workshops.

"My work focuses on people and place. I respond to real life accounts and look for forms and materials to communicate my thoughts."

In 2017, will be creating hand-made tiles in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning architectural collective Assemble for an Art on the Underground commission at Seven Sisters Station. Matthew will also exhibit eight new pieces of work at the Ragged School Museum in Mile End. The works will form a solo show entitled: Clad, running from 4 – 14 May.

Julian de Metz

A third generation architect, Julian trained at Moshe Safdie Associates in Boston MA and ORMS Architects and Designers in London before joining his father John to design, construct, and develop buildings. On his fathers retirement, Julian formed de Metz Architects in 1998 and was joined by co directors Paul Forbes and Ben Knight in 2000 and 2001 respectively to form dMFK Architects Ltd.

dMFK creates texture, depth, quality and integrity in their design work, producing buildings that stand the test of time with an enduring beauty and relevance.

At dMFK, Julian is a key director looking after new business, design ethos, communication and community consultation. He is an external examiner at both Westminster University, and Manchester School of Art.

The practice recently completed the restoration of Salter's Hall. 


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