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From 6pm on Tuesday 7 February until 5pm on Thursday 9 February, over 170 exhibitors will be showcasing thousands of interior and exterior surfaces, as Surface Design Show 2017 returns to London’s Business Design Centre. Professionals can register for free to attend via the show website, ensuring they are the first to discover the newest and most exciting surfaces for 2017.

For more than 11 years the Show has become the destination for the industry to see, touch and explore the latest materials and gain new insights. Featured within the show is Light School, The Stone Gallery, The CPD Hub and Surface Spotlight Live.

Decora- 7308Colour forecaster Sally Angharad has curated Surface Spotlight Live – a feature showcasing the most innovative materials for Education and Hospitality spaces before they hit the market. The accompanying presentation Surface Spotlight Trends: colour, texture and material directions for Hospitality & Education will take place Thursday 9 February 11.30 -12.15.

Whilst highlighting some of the trends for this year Sally Angharad has shared what she is looking out for during Surface Design Show 2017.

“Technology and craft are both key and I will be looking for surfaces that bring a contemporary twist to traditional materials, such as wood and stone, using innovative processes. Confidence and eye-catching colour continue to grow. Abstract paint effects are appearing on floors and walls, with bright colours and metallics introduced in expressive and spontaneous ways. Above all I will be searching for those wonderfully tactile surfaces that leave a lasting memory.”

The Show will once again have a packed programme of events all designed to inspire and engage, including brand new ideas and firm favourites refreshed to provide the specifying audience with a unique visiting experience. Some of the events taking place are the Preview Evening Live Debate hosted by David Michon and the ever popular PechaKucha Evening – an informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides, which is hosted by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects and includes speakers Elly Ward, Ordinary Architecture and Matthew Driscoll of Threefold Architects.

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