Visitor numbers soar 15% at Surface Design Show



Exhibitors at Surface Design Show (5 -7 February 2013) were delighted as thousands of architects and interior designers flowed into the only UK event to focus exclusively on innovative and exciting interior and exterior surface solutions.


Explains Show Director, Christopher Newton, “There has been a real buzz on every day of the Show. At 4119, visitor numbers were up by close to 15% on last year, and it’s the highest number of visitors we’ve seen since Montgomery Exhibitions took over the show.”


Surface Design Show hosted a series of presentations, debates and CPD Seminars across the three days of the show filing the two purpose built theatres.


Architects and designers presenting 20 of their favourite slides, each one for no more than 20 seconds, was the highlight of the second day’s PechaKucha Evening.


The first ever Surface Design Awards, hosted by Annabelle Filer of SCIN with a keynote address by Eric Parry of Eric Parry Architects, were presented in front of a packed audience. The Velvet Underground Nightclub in Singapore won the Supreme Award, beating an international field of surface projects.


The roles and purchasing power of the visitors was also a key consideration and feedback from the exhibitors indicates that the majority of people enquiring at the stands had real projects for which they were looking for innovative surface designs.


Summing up the show, Christopher said, “The responses we have been receiving are incredibly positive and our exhibitors were genuinely delighted with the results they achieved. We couldn’t have asked for a better match of exciting and unusual surface designs with architects and interior designers looking for materials for real-world projects. We are looking forward to building even more on this success for Surface Design Show 2014.”

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