Dezeen promotion: this year's Surface Design Show will exhibit the latest materials in architecture and interior design at London's Business Design Centre from 5 to 7 February 2019.
The only event in the UK to focus solely on interior and exterior surface materials, the Surface Design Show provides architects, designers and suppliers with the latest trends and innovations.
This year's show will see over 150 companies, from 14 different countries, exhibiting a wide range of surface designs, trends, colours, textures and materials..
There will be some 40 talks and presentations surrounding the 2019 theme of public realm and workplace, which has been chosen for the significant impact each space has on our daily lives.
This year's opening night debate on Tuesday 5 February is titled: Factory-made Housing – is this the solution to building better homes long term?
It will be chaired by Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture, with a panel comprising of RIBA president Ben Derbyshire, Carl Vann, a partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards, Hazel Rounding, a director of ShedKM and Jane Richards from WSP Building Structures.
On Wednesday 6 February, architectural correspondent Veronica Simpson and Studio TILT co-founder Oliver Marlow will discuss materials and design in a talk named Office of the Future: Virtual or Virtuous.
Later in the day, Chris Dyson of Chris Dyson Architects will host a PechaKucha evening, which will see presentations from eight architectural practices: Hawkins\Brown, Piercy and Co, Scott Whitby Studio, Alison Brooks Architects, Hopkins Architects, Cousins and Cousins, Theis and Khan Architects and Haptic Architects.
New exhibitors to SDS19 include; Freund, SIBU Design, Wood & Beyond and ClayLime.
The programme for Thursday 7 February includes a talk on the science and style of biophilic design by Oliver Heath, director of Oliver Heath Design. Interior designer Daniel Hopwood will also speak on the relevance of an interior design trends to the surface industry.
Other highlights from this year's show include New Talent, a feature that will showcase emerging designers in the surface and materials sector, curated by Jennifer Castoldi, chief creative director at Trendease International.
Participants will include experimental materials studio Muuna; Enis Akiev who recycles consumer waste materials for architectural applications; bespoke wall covering designer Vacarda Design, and PHEE, producing panels from the leaves of seagrass.
Register to attend the show on the Surface Design Show website. For VIP access, use the code VIPDEZEEN.