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Surface Design Show 2024 offers a multitude of features, all happening under one roof from 6-8 February 2024. 

#SDS24 will see the return of the Main Stage with over 40 speakers using this platform to educate, discuss and inspire. Our Surface Design Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 8 February, where our Supreme Winners will be crowned. Our New Talent section will be located on the gallery, highlighting all of the latest trends and innovations from cutting-edge young designers.

Whether your looking to be educated, inspired, entertained or simply see a fantastic array of surface material innovation, come and join us at Surface Design Show 2024.


Exhibitor List

With 180 exhibitors and over 5000 visitors, Surface Design Show is a unique gathering of the architecture and design sectors. 

Surface Design Awards

Entries for Surface Design Awards 2024 are officially open and will close for entries on Friday 29th September 2023. Our award categories, ranging from public buildings through to housing and temporary structures attracts projects of all sizes and styles. We also have a brand new award for this year, Surface of the Year Award. Each of these competing for the ultimate 'Supreme Winner' Award.

Main Stage Programme

Our Main Stage will host over 40 speakers across 18 different presentations. Highlights for 2024 include our Opening Night Debate and our Legends Live series. 

New Talent

Our New Talents always provide an exciting dynamic for both visitors and exhibitors as SDS enlarges its support for those starting their career in the design world. Curated by Chief Creative Director at Trendease International, Jennifer Castoldi, our New Talent section will again inspire and excite our audience. 

Opening Night Debate

Setting the pace on our first night will be our live panel debate. We're pleased to announce, the Opening Night Debate, taking place on Tuesday 6 February will be hosted by acclaimed journalist and editor Louis Wustemann, titled Human Capital, Risk and Retention.


Surface Spotlight Live

Located right in the centre of the Show, our Surface Spotlight Live (SSL) corridor remains one of the highlights of every visitor’s trip to the exhibition.

Featuring innovative and tactile materials for our visitors to touch and feel, SSL gives a truly ‘hands-on’ experience for architects and designers to enjoy and learn from.

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.

Stone Federation

This area is ideal for architects and interior designers looking to find the right materials and products for their natural stone projects.  A mix of inspiration and information, The Stone Knowledge Hub is host to some of the leading names with the UK natural stone sector.


speech marks

  • "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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