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Colour Hive Seminar: Colour Material and Finish Directions for 2025

Colour Hive Seminar: Colour Material and Finish Directions for 2025

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Colour Hive will be back at Surface Design Show to present two diverse stories from their Colour Material and Finish Directions for 2025.  



Here we explore sustainability, wellbeing, and a devotional connection to nature as a response to increased levels of eco-anxiety. Drawing on environmental folklore, there is a bleak beauty to the Soul aesthetic, referencing hostile landscapes, fens and ancient temperate forests filled with fungi, ferns and bracken.  



With lives lived increasingly online, reality is in danger of becoming subjective. In Hack, we develop themes that questioning how the snowballing of advancements in tech could impact creativity. In this environment, we enter a liminal world, where aesthetics are informed by the Metaverse, gaming and AI. 


The seminar will feature the macro drivers, colour palettes and material and finish directions for the season through inspiring products and projects. 


About Colour Hive:

With more than 20 years’ experience forecasting and publishing design, colour and material insight, Colour Hive communicate through inspiring concepts, intelligent analysis and beautiful design for their global clients and members. 

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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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