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New Talent 2023

Trendease International

Our partnership with Trendease International 

Curated by Chief Creative Director at Trendease International Jennifer Castoldi, New Talent at Surface Design Show 2023 featured materials that included #decorative panels, #biomaterials#plastic waste #tiles, flexible plaster and laser cut #biophilic #surfaces.Our New Talents displayed new, #innovative and #creative #designs and #materials for our audience of #architects and #designers to enjoy.

Trendease are a dedicated team of professionals working around the clock to keep you in the know. Their experienced staff has in-depth and extensive knowledge of home fashion, apparel fashion and fine arts; international sourcing, product development and design; buying, merchandising, retailing; web development, publishing, journalism, advertising and communications. All of these talents are combined in a unique and eclectic format designed to inspire.

Our New Talent section 2024, sponsored by CDUK, will be located on the gallery, highlighting all of the latest trends and innovations from cutting-edge young designers.


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New Talent at the Surface Design Awards 2023

Our New Talent Section had a variety of products, including biomaterials, natural materials, digital print, textiles, furniture, wallcovering, weaving and biopolymers and much more! Jennifer Castoldi selected 4 finalists to contend for the 2023 New Talent Award. Congratulations to our Surface Design Awards 2023, New Talent Award Finalists and Winner!

New Talent Award Winner 2023

Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nillsson


ClayO2mato - Architecture through Prototyping Capturing Carbon in order to enhance plant growth and counter air
pollution. The exhibited facade system aims to respond to present and future global challenges through research by design, fine-tuned site-specific strategies, and active fieldwork. A 1:1 architectural prototype was put to the test to inform and innovate the building design. The results showed that the clay used within the prototype was capable of adsorbing substantial amounts of carbon from the ambient air while cleaning the air and enhancing tomato plant growth. The prototype was showcased as a part of the exhibition “New Methods for Big Challenges - Architecture and Extreme Environments” at Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx), 2022

Finalists 2023

Charlie Firth, FirthByDesign 

Lara Pain, Lara Pain Textiles

Libby Challoner, SeaCo Designs 


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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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