will be showcased, all which “go beyond aesthetics to promote meaningful experiences, with highlights for the workplace and public realm,” say the organisers. ‘Stone Gallery’, which is officially supported by Stone Federation GB, whose Stone Knowledge Hub forms a focal point for the event, will also be returning to Surface Design Show 2019. Stone Gallery is an industry-leading event for architects and designers to meet and specify natural stone. The 2019 edition welcomes back returning exhibitors as well as new additions, such as Piedra Paloma, Airemarmores and Marmi Faedo. The Stone Hub will be curated by Arup and will provide a platform for architecture and design professionals to listen and learn from the leading designers. Now in its fifth year ‘Light School’, the home of architectural lighting, allows architects and designers to touch, compare and learn about innovative lighting and

technology products. Confirmed returning exhibitors include Appelec, Optelma, and Pixalux. The Light School arena, Light Talks, will return once again supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals. Industry experts from Hoare Lea, Nulty+, Atelier Ten and 18 Degrees have already confirmed they will share their knowledge at Light Talks.

New to Surface Design Show is the ‘New

Talent’ area, curated by internationally acclaimed speaker and forward-thinking chief creative director at Trendease International, Jennifer Castoldi. Those chosen to be featured will be up and coming designers in the surface and materials sector. New Talent exhibitors can only have been in the industry for five years or less and will be hand selected by Jennifer. Participants include experimental materials studio, MUUNA; Laura Evans Designs; Yi-Han Fu, textile designer; Orla Lawn, decorative panelling and Tomasz Maker, woodworking and metal work.

Registration for Surface Design Show is now open. Visit to register

Quiet Mark Award For Armourcoat Acoustic A

rmourcoat ‘s new Acoustic Plaster System has been granted the Quiet Mark Award - the international mark

of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation. Quiet Mark is the international award

programme and system of support for brands and consumers. Through its pioneering acoustic tests, the organisation awards its distinctive Purple Q Mark to products and services that show excellence in low-noise and high-performance. Designed to optimize the acoustics of

interior spaces, the Armourcoat Acoustic plaster system offers a clean and smooth mineral surface that can be applied seamlessly over large expanses to both flat and curved surfaces. Comprising of a special mineral wool composite panel that is bonded onto the substrate and finished with a seamless layer, the system presents an elegant marble-based plaster finish while allowing sound energy to pass through the surface. The Armourcoat system includes a high percentage of pre and post-consumer recycled

material, zero VOCs, is class ‘0’ fire-rated,

and achieves a class ‘A’ Noise Reduction Coefficient rating for the 50mm system. Poppy Szkiler, Founder and Managing

Director, Quiet Mark (pictured) comments: “We welcome Armourcoat to the growing family of global organisations that are prioritising investment in acoustic research to create quieter solutions, as recognised by the Quiet Mark award. Armourcoat ‘s innovative acoustic plaster system performs to the highest building standards and incorporates

special wool composite. This delivers excellent noise reduction properties and minimises the unnecessary intrusion of unwanted sound into our buildings, allowing the creation of a peaceful and supportive aural environment in our homes and places of work.” Poppy will be presenting In Pursuit of

Silence – Acoustic Solutions for a Noisy World at the Surface Design Show as a main stage presentation on Wednesday 6th February. The critical-hit feature documentary In Pursuit of Silence has put acoustic design on the agenda as the new necessity. Poppy shares seasoned insights as third-generation noise reduction campaigner, Executive Producer of the film and creator of the Quiet Mark global award programme for leading solutions to unwanted noise. Visit Armourcoat on stand #102 at the

show, which features the Quiet Mark awarded Armourcoat Acoustic plaster system ‘quiet zone’.




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