Innovation and Inspiration – 6 trends to look out for at Surface Design Show 2019 @surfacethinking

Taking place next week in London’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show (5-7 February 2019) will again provide architects and designers with an exciting and inspirational range of surface designs and materials.

Speaking before the show opens trend forecaster and curator of the Show’s Surface Spotlight Live feature, Sally Angharad enthused “There are a number of distinct trends coming out of Surface Design Show that visitors will pick up. Once again the Show will set the scene for the next year in terms of design ideas.”

2019 trends to look out for are:

Scallop Shapes

Scallop shape tiles create decorative patterns in a combination of solid colours and patterned finishes. Blueprint Ceramics, Finsa and Viuva Lamego will both be exhibiting scallop shapes

Sumptuous Neutrals

Warm neutrals replace grey with shades of brown adding depth to tactile surfaces. Look out for SaintGobain, Off the Wall Coverings and ITC Natural Luxury Flooring.

Dynamic Patterns

A combination of tile formats creates complex designs for statement features. Exhibitors include Blueprint Ceramics and Viuva Lamego

Patina Effects

Weathered metals inspire luxurious patina effects on a variety of surfaces from flooring to finishes.

PowderTech (Corby), MUUNA and Finsa will be stands to visit.

Indulgent Darks

Dark colours are key for glazed and tonal finishes to create dramatic yet welcoming effects.

SIBU Designs, Grestec Tiles and Sterling Studios will be exhibitors to seek out.

Nature/Nurture

Organic materials translate into surfaces for walls and lighting that bring comforting textures indoors. Exhibitors include Freund, Innerspace Cheshire and PHEE.

A range of new materials, prototypes and innovations can be seen on Surface Spotlight Live curated in collaboration by trend expert Sally Angharad and trend, colour & material forecast agency; Colour Hive.

Surface Design Show opens on Tues 5 Feb from 6.00pm – 9.00pm; Wed 6 Feb from 11.00 -9.00pm and Thurs 7 Feb from 11.00 – 5.00pm.

www.surfacedesignshow.com

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