Emerging Trends from Surface Design Show 2018

From 6-8 February the Surface Design Show will be hitting London’s Business Design Centre and what better place to discover the latest trends in surface design.

Trend consultant and design writer Sally Angharad will be presenting a lecture titled, Surface Spotlight Trends: The Latest Material Directions on the Wednesday 7th Feb at 3:45pm where she will discuss the predicted trends for 2018.

So what are the key trends to be picked out at this event?

Trending TerrazzoLD_OPUS_ALLEGRO - setting_detail

Originating from Italy in the 16th Century, terrazzo comprises of a combination of marble chippings set in cement. This trend will be found within a number of exhibitors stands…

Lithos Design (Stand 638) will be exhibiting their Opus collection (pictured above) which has beautiful terrazzo qualities and can be used walls, partitions and flooring.

Naturally Creative

A trend that seems to be going nowhere fast, Inspiration is often taken from nature and then given a twist, with natural materials treated with vibrant colours or walls inspired by our natural surroundings.

LOCO Design (Stand 370) will be exhibiting their innovative tiles and blocks including their amazing leather tiles in a stunning fish scale design (pictured above). They highlight the very best in technology and crafting skills, their use of natural fabrics including leather creates stunning ornamented surfaces for interior and furniture application. Naturally Creative

The Bold & the Beautiful

Dramatic patterned and textured tiles will be prominent in 2018, with bold and stunning designs helping to create distinctive focal points. It could be a entire floor or an eye-grabbing wall, either way the show will unveil a spectacular selection on patterned tiles.

Tiles 4 Architects (stand 116) import ceramic and porcelain tiles from across the world, ranging from small mosaic pieces to large formats. Their show stopping designs include an array of colourful patterned designs including: camouflage, netting, leaf and feather print (pictured above).

Registration to attend the show is now live, click www.surfacedesignshow.com to register.

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