Surface Design Show shows the best in material innovation, with over 180 exhibitions, Main Stage + Gallery Stage debates, interviews + presentations, New Talent debuts, Surface Spotlight Live, PechaKucha evening + awards presentation. The 2023 edition of SDS, themed Shaping Communities, is a real exploration on how we can improve our surroundings for all through collaboration + meaningful design solutions.
Surface Matter shows on stand 360 with a new exhibit inspired by the raw forms of materials, Particulate. Dive in, follow the pathway through shapes, moving through space, colour, finish, use and possibility. Get to know each surface, formed of different particles, each with their own unique story. See what materials are made of and how they can come together to form a bigger picture. How surfaces can improve a space or a product – making it feel better, last longer, be stronger, more healthy or more inspiring.
Alongside recycled paper composite Richlite + Durat's colourful terrazzo made from plastic waste, we launch Mother of Pearl - a fantastic plastic from Plasticiet made much like pulled taffy with a distinctive pearlescent finish.
Surface Matter hosts the second in the series of Studio Social - a series of events in collaboration with Built by Us exploring social and environmental sustainability. Future Shapers – notes on inclusion is a panel talk on the Gallery Stage, led by Danna Walker, Founder and CEO of Built by Us, discussing social + environmental sustainability, and how we can better build and enhance communities, equity and inspiration.