Exhibitions, General


Surface Design Show 2018 is the perfect place to discover the latest trends in surface design for the built environment. Taking place from the 6 – 8 February at London’s Business Design Centre, exhibitors will showcase the best in exterior and interior surface design giving visiting architects, designers and specifiers the chance to explore the latest trends for 2018.

Terrazzo is a continuing trend that can be found within a number of exhibitors at Surface Design Show. Originating from Italy in the 16th Century terrazzo comprises of a combination of marble chippings set in cement.


Dramatic patterned tiles will be prominent at the 2018 Show, with stunning designs creating distinctive focal points. Whether it is an eye-grabbing wall section or a whole floor, Surface Design Show unveils a spectacular selection of patterned tiles.

Inspiration is often taken from nature and then given a twist, with natural materials treated with vibrant colours or walls inspired by our natural surroundings.

Surface Design Show will also host an extensive programme of events, lectures and installations many of which will give insight into the materials, colours and designs that will make their mark in 2018. Trend consultant and design writer Sally Angharad will be presenting Surface Spotlight Trends: The Latest Material Directions with Highlights for Transport and Residential, on The Main Stage on Wed 7 Feb at 15.45. Whilst Hannah Malein from Colour Hive will present Four Key Colour Stories for Spring Summer 2019: Disrupt, Drift, Hush and Worth at 13.45 on Thurs 8 Feb.

Surface Spotlight Live, which debuted in 2016, is an exciting opportunity for architects and designers to discover the newest and best materials in the industry. The 2018 display will be collectively curated by Sally Angharad, Treniq (in collaboration with SCIN Gallery) and Colour Hive.

Registration to attend the show is now live.


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