• 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


Gain insight into the most exciting design trends and innovations within architecture from this series of talks and debates.

2018 Main Stage Timetable 

Tuesday 6 February

Time Timetable
18.00 Surface Design Show Opens

Marta Nowicka - Dom Stay & Live
Exploring surfaces that work in the luxe rental market

21.00 Surface Design Show Closes

Wednesday 7 February

Time Timetable
11.00 Surface Design Show Opens

Trainspotting; Is transport design the most challenging of all the design sectors?
Host: Theresa Dowling, FX Magazine
Paul Priesman - Priestman Goode
John Tighe- JPA Design 
Terry McGillicuddy - Richmond Int
Mark Gutjahr - BASF Coatings
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Every Dream Home: Materiality and the democracy of ideas
Host: Naomi Cleaver
Giacomo Ribolla - Johnson Ribolla
Carl Turner - Carl Turner Architects
Meriel Scott - Precious McBane


Living with Wood; Micah's grand design
Host: PEFC
Gareth Mason - Stora Enso
Micah Jones - Micah T Jones Architects

14.45-15.30 Materials and what happens as they age
Annabelle Filer - SCIN
Dr Ben Bridgens - Newcastle University

Surface Spotlight Trends: The latest material directions with highlights for transport and residential
Sally Angharad - Trend consultant and design writer 


Surface & Material Insights
Host: Houzz
Melissa McCafferty - Brand Ambassador at Houzz
Brian Woulfe - Designed by Woulfe
Henry Van Der Vijver - Henry Van Der Vijver Decorative Artworks
Harriet Forde - Harriet Forde Design


PechaKucha Evening
Chair: Phil Coffey - Coffey Architects  

Hannah Corlett - Assemblage
Angela Dapper - Denton Corker Marshall
Shireen Hamdan - Populous
David Kohn - David Kohn Architects
Yeoryia Manolopoulou - AY Architects
Patrick Michell - Platform 5                    
Jessica Reynolds - vPPR
Amin Taha - Amin Taha

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21.00 Surface Design Show Closes

Thursday 8 February

Time Timetable
11.00 Surface Design Show Opens
Sustainable concrete - the latest advancements
Elaine Toogood - The Concrete Centre

The Business of Running a Design Consultancy
Host: British Institute of Interior Design
Charles Leon - BIID President

Four key colour stories for Spring Summer 2019: Disrupt, Drift, Hush and Worth
Hannah Malein - Colour Hive
14.45-15.30 The outside edge - how to choose and combine surfaces and materials in gardens
Charlotte Rowe - Charlotte Rowe Design
17.00 Surface Design Show Closes

Key themes for Surface Design Show 2018 are:


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