Newest architecture materials on display at Surface Design Show 2015
London's Business Design Centre is set to throw open its doors once more, from 10 to 12 February, to showcase some of the latest developments in materials that are of interest to the world's leading specialist architects and interior designers.
This year's Surface Design Show is tipped to draw the crowds eager to see the most recent and innovative surfaces being used throughout the design and construction industries today, including by some of the premier architects in Kent.
There will be more than 130 exhibitors in all, taking up not only the ground and mezzanine floors that have been filled in past runnings of the Surface Design Show, but also a broader exhibition space in recognition of the higher number of attending firms.
The show will host a series of events of relevance to specialist architects, including - on the day of the exhibition preview on Tuesday 10th - a live debate hosted by RIBA Journal, as well as a PechaKuchaEvening on Wednesday 11th.
In addition, the Materials Council will host an interactive session, called Materials Speed Dating, intended to bring visitors into contact with new materials and finishes. Then, come the final day of the show, the Surface Design Awards will be held, celebrating the innovative use of surfaces and finishes across such categories as retail, commercial and housing.
The Surface Design Show was conceived in 2005 as the UK's only event to focus solely on interior and exterior surfaces. 2015's edition promises to be especially momentous on account of the 80 per cent increase in exhibitor uptake.
The event has carved out a reputation as the essential one to attend for industry figures wishing to get acquainted with the latest developments in surface materials for the built environment, with designers, architects and suppliers taking advantage of the prime opportunity to network with fellow professionals and gain fresh insights into their discipline.
We have no doubt that the BDC will once again be the destination of choice for many of the most eminent and forward-thinking architects in Kent next month.