Surface Design Awards: Last chance to enter

Surface Design Show has announced the final call for entries for the2014 Surface Design Awards. The awards champion the best progressive design and use of innovative surfaces worldwide, and are believed to be the only awards to focus exclusively on surface design.


The twelve awards include a new category that reflects light, surface and the importance of innovation. The full list of seven categories is as follows:


Retail Interior Surface                                                                    Retail Exterior Surface

Commercial Interior Surface                                                       Commercial Exterior Surface

Housing Interior Surface                                                               Housing Exterior Surface

Public Building Interior Surface                                                  Public Building Exterior Surface

Light and Surface Interior                                                             Light and Surface Exterior

Temporary Structure                                                                     Supreme Award


Free to enter, the 2014 Surface Design Awards will be judged by a panel of international design experts including Je Ahn and Maria Smith, Studio Weave, Lucy Spencer, Interior – ID, Christopher Dezille, Honky, Renee Mascari, KBB National Training Group, Andy Macfee, Scott Brownrigg Architects, and are co-chaired by Will Alsop, All Design and Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British Interior Design.


Will Alsop said “As designers are presented with more and more material options the opportunities for innovation expands. The awards will show how architects and designers have met this challenge. I hope to be amazed, delighted and inspired”


Maria Smith of Studio Weave said “I am looking forward to taking part in the judging of the Surface Design Awards. I am especially interested to see new materials with exciting prospects and the ingenious or even off-label use of established technologies”


The trophies for the Surface Design Awards have been exclusively created by Bottle Alley Glass, a company which takes unwanted and discarded glass bottles and turns them into a unique range of beautiful recycled glass products such as tiles, lighting panels and bespoke products.


Deadline for entries is 20 September 2013.  The shortlist will be revealed on 4 November 2013 and the winners will be announced at the Surface Design Show in the Business Design Centre, London on 6 February 2014.


To enter the awards please go to the Surface Design Awards website at

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