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Surface Design Show is gearing up for next year’s edition, held from 7-9 February 2023, once again showcasing the best in material innovation.
A well-established part of the design calendar for nearly twenty years, the Surface Design Show returns to London’s Business Design Centre on 7-9 February 2023, providing the perfect opportunity for material experts and the architectural and design community to come together under one roof.
Visitors will be inspired by new product launches running the gamut of colour, materiality and sustainability, plus diverse displays of surface-based installations and a comprehensive speaker programme featuring accomplished industry professionals, passionate about the future of surface design.
Setting the tone for the live events programme will be the Opening Night Debate, hosted this year by Jonathan Smales, executive chairman with Human Nature, a leading proponent of sustainable development. The debate, which has CDUK as the official partner, will question how architecture and interior design professions are dealing with the Show’s theme of Shaping Communities.
The Main Stage, designed by Emily Skinner of recycling pioneers Smile Plastics, will host 18 different presentations and feature more than 40 speakers, inspiring a professional audience of architects and designers.
The Main Stage will also be the venue for the Legends Live series in partnership with Mix Interiors. This year, Mix’s Managing Editor Harry McKinley and Deputy Editor Chloe Petersen Snell will be in conversation with leading industry figures: Studio Justine Fox’s Justine Fox, The Office Group’s Chief ESG Officer Katrina Larkin, MCM Managing Director Shannon Pope-Ellis and Perkins&Will Principal and Design Director Linzi Cassels.
Elsewhere, the PechaKucha evening also returns for 2023. This fast and furious speaking format sees eight speakers battling to get their message across, presenting 20 slides for just 20-seconds each. The evening will be hosted by Nicola Osborn, creative director of design studio Basha-Franklin.
Another popular element of the show is the Surface Design Awards. Now in their 11th year, they continue to set a benchmark for architectural and design achievements across the world. The BAFTA Headquarters in London by Benedetti Architects, which scooped the Supreme Winner award in 2022 set the standard for excellence in surface design.
This year the Awards’ judging panel is co-chaired by Jonathan Hagos, Director of architects studio Freehaus and Nasim Koerting Head of Design at The Office Group, and features a diverse mix of industry professionals who have made a name for themselves amongst their peers.
Surface Design Show 2023 builds on the success of the event which has been running for over fifteen years – a place to encourage a meaningful exchange of ideas between manufacturers and the marketplace to further material innovation.
See you there!
Surface Design Show
7-9 February 2023
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