• Thank you to all our 2018 exhibitors for a fantastic display of surface materials and lighting
  • With over 5,000 visitors, Surface Design Show 2018 was a huge success
  • 72% of visitors came from the A+D sector
  • 5% of visitors came from abroad
  • For information to exhibit in 2019, visit the 'contact us' page


Surface Design Show is packed with presentations, seminars and features

Seminar Programme

Three stages will be in operation right through Surface Design Show .

  • The Main Stage is the venue for the headline acts and will host some 11 presentations
  • Light Talks is home to a stellar line-up and is more often than not standing room only!
  • The CPD Hub gives our professional audience the chance to update and gain points at the latest CPD Approved seminars, before transforming into The Stone Hub on the final day to deep dive into the stone industry.

Opening Night Live Debate

Surface Design Show 2018 will kick off with the ever popular Opening Night. The highlight of the evening is not only the free beer and wine provided for our guest, but the Live Debate in association with NLA and RIBA.


PechaKucha Evening

PechaKucha is an exciting and inspiring presentation format where architects and interior designers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.

Our 2018 PechaKucha will be curated and chaired by architect Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects

The Wall Project by MAVC

Surface Spotlight Live

This is an opportunity for architects and designers to see the best of advanced materials curated by leading experts. 

Colour forecaster Sally Angharad will curate a feature showcasing innovative and exciting surface materials. Along with exciting materials for SDS18 focuses; Transport and Residential. 

Discover New Interior Design Products

Light School

Light School allows attendees to touch compare and learn about the latest lighting products.

Light Talks is always 'standing room only' as Britain’s leading lighting designers take to the stage to educate architects and designers about the importance of light in their designs.

Surfaces at Stone Gallery

Stone Gallery

Stone Gallery is an industry-leading event for architects and designers to meet and specify natural stone.

Officially supported by Stone Federation GB, Stone Gallery 2018 will attract exhibitors from Europe and beyond all showcasing the best stone products that the industry has to offer.

Surface Design Awards Trophies by James Latham

Surface Design Awards

Launched in 2013, the Awards have grown quickly both in stature and the number of entrants. 

Over 80 projects from 16 countries were entered into the 2018 Surface Design Awards and were judged by our expert panel. The 30 finalists will be displayed on a central feature at Surface Design Show, the winners will be announced at the Awards presentation on Thursday 8 February.

2018 SDAward Finalists >>


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