Award-winning experts Material Lab plans to curate a 118 sq.m. material library that will form a focal point at the Surface & Materials Show.
Designed by Here You Are Studio, the hub will bring together leading manufacturers and designers, and emerging talent. The display is sponsored by Dulux, Johnson Tiles, Granorte and Jesmonite, and those brands will also reveal their latest trends, product lines and design collaborations at the show. The Material Lab Central Hub will also see a curated collection of new work and samples by surface design pioneers, such as Giles Miller Studio, Daniel Heath, Evan James Design, Burel, Kit Miles, Smile Plastics and Solomon & Wu.
A dedicated Innovators section will present a hand-picked selection of work by emerging talent, including new rug designs made with recycled carpet off-cuts by Isabel Webb, panels and fibres made from corn husk by Apilada Vorachart, aluminium artworks by Rachel Howarth, handmade paper, zinc and resin pieces by Grace Gallagher, steel wool and 3D printed materials by Studio IIio and concrete tiles by Anni Tavener.
Jim Biddulph, Projects and Materials Manager at Material Lab says: “We’re dedicated to be seeking out and supporting the latest surface material makers and manufacturers, so it’s exciting to be able to bring a selection of the very best innovators to a show that is equally as devoted. We hope visitors to our hub will be inspired by what they learn and discover, taking some new ideas away with them for their future projects.”
The Surface & Materials Show (NEC Birmingham, 18-20 October 2016, part of UK Construction Week), showcases the latest solutions for architects, designers and industry professionals seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products.