The Surface Design Awards recognise the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally. Entries to the awards close on 28 September.

Since its launch in 2013 the Surface Design Awards have grown in stature and are recognised as one of the most respected events in the design calendar. The awards generate more than 100 entries from countries including America, China, Italy, India and Portugal. There are 13 awards that recognise exterior and interior surfaces for different sectors of design, including commercial, housing, light and surface, public building, retail, sustainable, and temporary structure.

Christopher Newton, Director of Surface Design Show, said “It is a testament to the increasing profile of the Surface Designs Awards that we are able to call upon the expertise of such a prestigious line-up of judges. I’m very excited to see the entries for 2019.”

The judging panel of high-profile industry professionals including architects, interior designers and brand experts will take a view of each entry and award the winners based on the particular use of materials, the type and finish of surface and the overall look and feel of the aesthetic design.


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In 2018 the awards generated a multitude of entries from dozens of countries. The winner of the Supreme Award was the Portuguese entry The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, by AL_A. The project was praised for its use of traditional craft for the ceramic façade which is made up of almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle glazed tiles. 




Projects can be submitted by the client, architect or designer, surface supplier or their representative.

Sponsors for the 2019 Awards include Business Design Centre and James Latham.

Enter the Surface Design Awards via the website before Friday 28 September to secure the chance of being shortlisted.