Entries for Surface Design Awards 2018 now open

Posted in Events, News on 20 July, 2017

Now in its sixth year, the Surface Design Awards recognise progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

The Surface Design Awards are part of Surface Design show the only event in the UK that solely focuses on interior and exterior design, allowing for thousands of innovative and thrilling materials to connect with an audience of architects and designers.

Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington London from the 6-8 February 2018.

Launched in 2013, Surface Design Awards has grown exponentially in both stature and quality. The 2018 Awards will not be short of variety with 94 projects located in 10 different countries entering in 2017. There are 13 Awards across 7 different categories with most categories being divided into exterior and interior. Each project is judged on a variety of criteria including materials used, type of surface and aesthetic design.

The 2018 judging panel will be co-chaired by Ab Rogers of Ab Rogers Design and Tina Norden from Conran and Partners.

They are joined by six fellow professionals from the architecture and design world:

  • Jenny Jones of Jenny Jones Studio
  • Sacha Leong of Studioilse,
  • Jo Littlefair of Goddard Littlefair,
  • Howard Sullivan of YourStudio
  • Nir Gilad of Nous Design
  • Constantina Tsoutsikou of HBA London

In 2017 there were 34 finalists with ARUP/ Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler receiving the honour of becoming Surface Design Awards Supreme Winner 2017 for their stunning project The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.

Pavlina Arkitas, Senior Lighting Designer at Arup said: “It’s clear that this is an incredibly special, visually stimulating building and it’s great for it to have been recognised with this award. The airy, honeycomb-like ‘veil’ that envelopes the structure effectively filters natural daylight across the space, which was a unique and exciting challenge for us to work with. I really believe that this project wouldn’t have been possible without the close collaboration between the client, the architect and the design team”.

Sponsors for the 2018 Awards are Business Design Centre, James Latham and Eden Anglo Veneers.

Register now to secure your involvement in one of the most respected events of the year and to be in with a chance to win an Award.

Projects can be submitted by the client, architect or designer, surface supplier or their representative.

Enter the Surface Design Awards via the website before Friday 29th September.


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