Designer    Exhibition 04 Jan 2013
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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the SurfaceThe Surface Design Show opens its doors again next month, bringing together some of the most innovative and inspirational interior and exterior surface solutions on the market.

Over 4,000 architects, interior designers and specifiers are expected to attend, with more than 100 exhibitors from product sectors that include acoustic solutions, carpets, ceramics, cladding, doors, fabrics, flooring, glass, metal, light panels, stone, wood and 3D models.

Returning after a successful 2012 show, Applelec will be displaying their LED Light Sheet, an innovative backlighting unit suitable for a variety of applications including interior design features and to illuminate building cladding systems or surface materials such as decorative glass and graphics.

Stratum Resin Flooring will be displaying Esthec Terrace, a high quality preformed synthetic profiled resin decking for outdoor application to public and private terraces, balconies, pool decks, and rooftop gardens.

The 2013 show also features a programme of talks, seminars and live demonstrations including a Preview Evening Live Debate hosted  by design editor, curator and conference organiser Aidan Walker. A panel of professionals will explain their vision and the application of their special materials to create a better world.

There will be a PechaKucha Evening – a simple presentation format where architects and interior designers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, sharing ideas, inspirations, favourite works and thoughts.

Future Thinking will highlight the ideas that go into the development and selection of materials for architecture and design. The feature is a hugely popular display of emerging materials and technology influencing the work of architects and designers. It will be curated by Phil Coffey, Principal of Coffey Architects and held in collaboration with Dr Sascha Peters from Haute Innovation, an innovation consultant and materials specialist from Germany.

Alongside the event, the Surface Design Awards have been launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the Surface Design Show. The Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

The Surface Design Show takes place 5-7 February 2013 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London www.surfacedesignshow.com