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What are you looking forward to most about being part of the judging panel for the Surface Design Awards?  

I hope to see discover  some new materials!  


What are you personally looking for in terms of entries?  

Overall outcome in terms of creating unique enviroments that responds well to a clients brief at the same time as pushing material innovation.  


What advice would you give to those looking to submit a successful award?  

Demonstrate how the space is used and enjoyed by inhabitants as well as the material innovation.  


Why are awards so important to architect and designers?  

So much innovation going on in the industry its important to take some time to showcase and celebrate.  


What are some emerging trends in materials you’ve noticed?  

Materials that are both sustainable and colourful.  


Sustainability is a talking point in every project, what is your experience of successfully delivering sustainable solutions in what you do?  

Prototyping to test and prove how new and interesting materials can be used.  


The theme of 2024’s Surface Design Show is ‘Mindful Living’, what does that mean to you?  

Creating environments that support everyday inhabitation, creating comfort and calm. 

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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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