From 5-7 February Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers, looking to discover more from the surface design industry.
Surface Design Show 2019 will feature some 40 talks from over 50 industry professionals, including the Opening Night Live Debate from 6.30pm, Tuesday 5 February, organised in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and New London Architecture (NLA).
Returning for 2019 is the ever popular PechaKucha Evening, hosted by Chris Dyson of Chris Dyson Architects on 6 February from 6.30pm. The eight speakers will talk about 20 slides, each for 20 seconds discussing the topic; ‘Identities and Boundaries – Site Specific Responses to Modern Architecture.’ PechaKucha speakers include: Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects; Ben Cousins, Cousins & Cousins Architects; Lucia Berasaluce, Haptic Architects; Simon Fraser, Hopkins Architects; Soraya Khan, Theis and Khan Architects; Nigel Ostime, Hawkins Brown; Stuart Piercy, Piercy & Co and Alex Scott-Whitby, ScottWhitbyStudio.
Other speakers include Studio TILT‘s Oliver Marlow, who will meet with architectural correspondent Veronica Simpson on the Main Stage on 6 February from 11:45am – 12:30pm, to discuss how the configurations of interiors can assist a more fluid, more creative and more effective way of operating. The CPD Hub also hosts a variety of talks including ‘Paper Composites in Architecture and Design’, which will be taken by Surface Matter on Wednesday 6 February from 11:30 – 12:15pm.
From exquisite handcrafted surfaces to the latest technological advances in architectural lighting, Surface Design Show hosts over 150 exhibitors highlighting the very best in surface design. Products exhibited will include natural stone, acoustics, recycled materials, living walls and architectural lighting.
Since 2013 the show has hosted the Surface Design Awards, now recognised as one of the most respected events in the design calendar. The 2019 awards received entries from across Europe, the USA, Australia, China, Korea and India. The shortlist consists of an impressive 43 projects across seven categories from architects such as Gensler, Lily Jencks Studio, BuckleyGrayYeoman, and Blee Halligan Architects. Of the finalists was Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects, an incredible entry, which is a finalist in three categories. All the judges highlighted their strong admiration of the colossal project, with judge Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design for Airbus, adding ‘this is monumental and breath-taking’. The awards presentation at #SDS19 will take place on the morning of Thursday 7 February.
The 2019 judging panel:
Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West
Paul Priestman, Chairman at Priestman Goode
Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design at Airbus
Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Group
Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Officer at Arrival
James Soane, Director at Project Orange
Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects
Roz Barr, Director at Roz Barr Architects
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