New Talent

First introduced in 2019 our New Talent area featured 16 up-and-coming designers showcasing their designs for the first time at Surface Design Show.

Curated by Chief Creative Director at Trendease International Jennifer Castoldi, New Talent featured materials that included decorative panels, bio-materials, plastic waste tiles, flexible plaster and laser cut biophilic surfaces.

The 2019 participants were: 17 Patterns, Aya Kawabata Design, Blue Bamboo Design, Carmine Lake, Charlotte Jade, Chloe Nalwoga, Enis Akiev, Laura Evans Designs, MUUNA, Orla Lawn, PHEE, Sleek Editions, Tomasz Maker, Vacarda Design, Woodchip & Magnolia and Yasmin Kiris.

The New Talent Designer of the Year was awarded to Chloe Nalwoga.

Designers wanting to participate in the New Talent 2020 area should contact Jennifer Castoldi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.