Explore the Latest Trends at the Surface Design Show 2017


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Surface Design Show is the place to explore up-to-date trends in surfaces for the built environment.

Taking place from 7-9 February at London’s Business Design Centre, over 170 exhibitors will be showcasing the best in exterior and interior surface design giving visiting architects, designers and specifiers the chance to discover the latest surface trends for 2017 and beyond.

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Below is a sneak peek of some of the latest trends emerging for this year’s Surface Design Show.

Painterly Effect 

The Painterly Effect, often used on Photoshop, is a new and modern design trend. Nora Flooring (Stand 240) is inspired by the art of painting and describes the floor as a ‘canvas’. As a result, their new noraplan lona rubber covering is opening up exciting new design options.

AJ Wells’ (Stand 480) new vitreous enamel surface finishing for the office environment, is more than a touch of luxury, the exceptional durability and hygienic properties of VLAZE offers a finish that is as practical as it is attractive. Other stands to look out for include, Fontanili Marble (Stand 608) and Lovell Stone’s (Stand P1)

Shine On

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Metallic surfaces continue to make an impact in 2017. This can be seen at Altfield (Stand 344) who draws inspiration from fashion creating stunning new wall covering collections; the Burnish collection replicates a frost pattern found on a jewellery storefront, which also exudes a metallic character.

Innerspace (Stand 406) achieves a highly desirable industrial look for walls, panels and furniture by using deep autumnal tones from rusted steel to create an aged and weathered look with a sense of history. Other stands to check out include Pintark’s (Stand 414) and Rugmaker (Stand 476).

Into the Woods

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Altfield’s (Stand 344) new innovative wood grain wall coverings bring nature indoors with a sophisticated, modern aesthetic.

Evan James (Stand 404) is an innovative surface design company combining traditional quality craftsmanship with new technologies to endorse customer individuality, product longevity and durability within commercial residential sectors. Check out more creative wood works at V4 Wood Flooring (Stand 200) and Waxman Ceramics (Stand 310).

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