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Surface Design Show 2024

22 Nov 2023

Kaniez Abdi

Kaniez Abdi Stand: 560
Kaniez Abdi
A detail of golden art disc. The golden disc is created using heat-set discs folded and hand-built into a petal formation to create a large-scale sculptural flower. I can create this art piece in different sizes, configurations, and colours, and in a box frame or in a circular frame. Size - 60 cm in diameter

Surface Design Show 2024                       

Kaniez Abdi Stand 560

Press Release

My story

I have been a freelance textile consultant for the past 24 years, working in various creative areas; from designing and creating embroidery for film, TV, fashion, trend forecasting, and creating bespoke interior products.

My specialty and passion lie in creating cutting-edge textile surfaces that immediately transform any interior space. Highly experimental and accomplished in approach, I use a wide range of techniques including hand sewing, machine embroidery, beading, bonding, heating, dyeing, painting, and digital printing. 

I create textiles to be more like couture - exquisitely constructed and one-off. My products are often made from unconventional materials and a plethora of construction methods which together create a luxurious, fashion-forward look and feel.

I produce innovative textile products that encompass Objects d'art, Lampshades, Lighting, Digital Prints, Glass, Furniture, Cushions, Wall coverings, and Soft Furnishings.

At the Surface Design Show 2024, I will be showing a selection of products. Work included in the showcase will be art, furniture, wall coverings, and fabrics.

I will be launching a new collection of digitally printed wall coverings and fabrics. The inspiration for this collection comes from the details and textures of my artwork itself. The art pieces have been photographed and then digitally manipulated, to create a series of exquisite wallpapers and fabrics which have a three-dimensional effect. These can be enjoyed in a range of hospitality, retail, and residential settings, adding interest to a feature wall, or to breathe instant luxury and subtle texture into a tired space.

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  • "A brilliant variety of materials, Surface Design Show is always a great show to spot trends and see how they are evolving"
    Hamish Kilburn
    Editor, Hotel Designs
  • "Surface Design show is an incredible show for the sector, it has so many different materials and new ideas"
    Justine Fox
    Founder, Studio Justine Fox
  • "Surface Design Show has been a fantastic show for us, this year has been a busy show, and we have connected with lots of architects and interior designers. We will be back for Surface Design Show 2024"
    Matt Robb
    Digital Media Executive, Stone Federation Great Britain
  • "It has been a very good year for the show, creating a good opportunity to meet key players in the industry and for them to get to know our product"
    Guy Whitehead
    Group CEO, Armourcoat, Exhibitor 2023
  • "Surface Design Show 2023 has been especially good for us. It has been extremely busy with a good quality audience and very innovative materials on display"
    Laura Brown
    Rough Old Glass, Exhibitor 2023
  • "A very busy show which has given us multiple different enquiries this year. We will be leaving with lots of new inspiration!"
    Ka Shing Man
    Ritec, Exhibitor 2023



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