The only event in the UK to focus solely on interior and
exterior surfaces, Surface Design Show, returns to London’s Business Design
Centre 7-9 February 2017.
Bringing together designers, architects and specifiers to
immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment and gain
new insights, the 2017 Show is full of new ideas as well as firm favourites and
100's of products and materials.
Preview Evening Live Debate – kick-starting the event is the popular
preview evening, where previous speakers have included RIBA Presidents Sun and
Prasad and Angela Brady; London Mayor Ken Livingstone; Maria Smith of Studio
Weave; and Peter Murray of New London Architecture.
Design Show PechaKucha – join
Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects and ten of his contacts and colleagues for
this exciting presentation format, where presenters will show 20 images, each
for 20 seconds.
Design Awards – displaying and rewarding progressive design and innovative
surfaces. Meet the winners as the ceremony takes place on the Thursday of the
Surface Design Show 2017 also hosts a regular programme of
cutting-edge content on the Main Stage. Home of the headline acts, the Main
Stage speakers cover everything from sustainable materials to the best textures
for hospitality design.
Catch BIID member Arianne Steinbeck, Managing Director of London based design practice RPW discuss: A Sense of Place? Cultural identity and hospitality design on the mainstage, 12.45 - 1.30pm, Thursday 9 February.
You’ll also be able to explore Stone Gallery, officially
supported by Stone Federation GB, it reflects the importance of the rapidly
growing stone market in the UK. Plus, on the second day of the event visitors
can listen in at The Stone Hub where they’ll be a rolling programme on the
skills involved when specifying stone finishes.
Also returning is Light School, presented by Light
Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, which has
successfully educated and inspired attendees on the important relationship
between light and surfaces since 2014. A stellar line-up of speakers at Light
Talks 2017 will ensure that everyone attending is set to ‘graduate’ in the
Surface Design Show is free to attend, to access your BIID VIP badge please visit the members area for your promotional code