Out & About: Surface Design Show 2017

The Business Design Centre in Islington once again hosted the Surface Design Show this week. The event certainly delivered an abundance of interior and exterior surfaces, highlighting emerging trends, colour tones and innovations. Here are our highlights from the show...

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Anne Kyyrö Quinn's custom-made acoustic wallcoverings adorned the walls of the Main Stage area

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James Latham demonstrated Valchromat with this fun feature

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Many interesting features on the James Latham stand

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FINSA

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Cheshire concrete wallpaper on the Innerspace stand

Metallics

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In Flight by Pintark

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Kaeisol by Pintark

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RIMEX Metals

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A variety of effects by Metalier

Living walls & nature

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Scotscape Living Walls

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Cheshire real moss on the Innerspace stand

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Cheshire coloured moss on the Innerspace stand

Read more about plants in-store here.

Textures/raised surfaces

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Armourcoat

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Perla by Pintark – each individual ball is hand sewn

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SCIN

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Evan James Design

Weaves

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Cheshire Carpet concept on the Innerspace stand

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2tec2 high tech flooring on the Innerspace stand

Light School

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Smoke machine at the ready... Reggiani collaborated with Speirs + Major to create the NightShift experience

Surface Design Awards

Mick Jordan, editor of Mix Interiors, hosted the Surface Design Awards 2017, which took place on the last day of the show. The Broad, designed by Arup and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, was named as the Supreme Winner.

The awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. A total of 33 projects were named as finalists for the 2017 awards, with 45 per cent of shortlisted projects being from overseas.

Each project was judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design. 13 winners were announced from seven different categories with most categories being divided into both an interior and exterior section. The winners span from seven different countries with three projects in China.

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The Retail Exterior Surface Award

Winner: Carnaby-Kingly Street and Fouberts Place
Architect/designer: Rolfe Judd

The Retail Interior Surface Award
Winner: Fred Perry Bangkok, Thailand
Architect /designer: BuckleyGrayYeoman
Read more about Fred Perry Bangkok here.

Temporary Structure
Billboards, UK
Architect/Designer: Giles Miller Studio
Read more about the billboards at Clerkenwell Design Week here.

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