• 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 Spotlight Live 2018 will provide an opportunity for architects and designers to see the best of advanced materials curated by leading experts. Surface Spotlight consists of a monthly Spotlight Newsletter, Surface Spotlight Live at SDS18 and presentations on the Main Stage

Three leading design organisations will each be curating their own display area highlighting the innovations, trends and colours that will influence the market over the next year.

Located in the centre of Surface Design Show, Surface Spotlight Live will be a focus for inspiring materials.


Sally Angharad - Trend Expert

Sally will be showcasing a selection of innovative and exciting materials accross all sectors with a specific section for 2018's focuses; Transport and Residential. Sally will also be speaking on the Main Stage on Wednesday 7 February, 15:45 - 16:30, discussing; Surface Spotlight Trends: The latest material directions with highlights for Transport and Residential.
See below for the latest Surface Spotlight Newsletters, curated by Sally.

Colour Hive - Colour and Trend forcasters

MIX Magazine and Colour Hive will curate a dedicated installation, The Trend Cluster, focusing on Spring Summer 2019 and featuring a curated collection of inspirational objects and materials with an emphasis on both the luxury residential and transport sectors.
Hannah Malein from Colour Hive will be speaking on the Main Stage on Thursday 8 Feb 13.45-14.30 about the Four key colour stories for Spring Summer 2019, Disrupt, Drift, Hush and Worth.

Treniq in collaboration with SCIN gallery

Treniq, the international interiors network, will present Material Explorations at Surface Spotlight Live.
Materials are all around us, everything is made of something. Material Explorations will focus on popular materials within the architecture and design sector and explore their properties


Surface Spotlight Newsletters

Surface Spotlight: Creativity in Colour

Surface Spotlight: Material School


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