• More than 200 exhibiting companies
  • 40+ speaker presentations
  • Visitor registration for 2018 is now open!
  • Opening Night Live Debate in association with NLA & RIBA - Tues 6 Feb
  • 2018 Surface Design Award Finalists have been announced
  • 10 PechaKucha presenters confirmed
  • Surface Spotlight Live curated by Sally Angharad, Colour Hive and Treniq


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
Julian Maynard - Maynard-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

13.45-14.30 PEFC Wood Presentation
14.45-15.30 Materials and what happends as they age
Annabelle Filer - SCIN
Dr Ben Bridgens - Newcastle University

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


Surface & Material Insights
Host: Houzz
Melissa McCafferty - Brand Ambassador
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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
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
17.00 Surface Design Show Closes

Key themes for Surface Design Show 2018 are:


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