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Each project is judged on a variety of criteria including materials used, type of surface and aesthetic design.
Entry to the 2019 Surface Design Awards is now open!
The Surface Design Show has proudly announced that entry to the 2019 Surface Design Awards is now open.
Now in their seventh year, the Awards will not be short of variety, with projects entries from 16 different countries entering in 2018. There are 13 Awards across seven different categories, with most categories being divided into exterior and interior.
Moduleo Celebrates 2018 Exhibition Success
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo is celebrating after an impressive start to the 2018 exhibition season with stands at London’s Retail Design Expo, held at Olympia London, and a three-day stint at Clerkenwell Design Week. The events, which each attracted tens of thousands of delegates, are staples of Moduleo’s exhibition calendar.
At both events, Moduleo showcased its diverse product portfolio of stone- and wood-effect designs, as well as new lines from its Impress collection, which proved particularly popular.
David Bigland, Managing Director of Moduleo UK and Eire, commented: “Both exhibitions were very successful. It was a great way to kick-start our year of exhibitions and gave us a good picture of which trends will be popular across 2018.
“Exhibiting at these events is a great way for us to get closer to our customers, understand their needs
The 2019 judging panel will be co- chaired by Christophe Egret of Studio Egret West and Paul Priestman of PriestmanGoode. They are joined by six fellow professionals from the architecture and design world: Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Project Orange; Jeremy Offer, Arrival; Katie Greenyer, Pentland Brands; Paul Edwards, Airbus; Roz Barr, Roz Barr Architects.
In 2018, there were 30 finalists, 13 of which were located in the UK. AL_A won the honour of becoming the Surface Design Awards Supreme Winner in 2018 for their stunning project The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), in Lisbon. The MAAT builds upon Portugal’s rich tradition of craft and ceramics; almost 15,000 three- dimensional crackle glazed tiles articulate the façade and produce a
and educate them on upcoming design trends, as well as provide a sneak peek of new product launches.
“Retail Design Expo is a staple of our event calendar as the retail sector is a very important part of our business and we already have good relationships with several household names such as Tesco, Adidas and GAP.
“We first exhibited at Clerkenwell last year and knew immediately that we’d be back. The unique format and creative atmosphere cannot be matched anywhere else. It’s a real hub of design and we’re looking forward to being part of it for many years to come.
“We’re confident this that year’s exhibitions will be very fruitful and we’ve already begun forming some great new partnerships.”
Moduleo will be attending several other exhibitions throughout the year including Harrogate Flooring Show, Vision, 100% Design and Sleep.
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complex surface that gives mutable readings of water, light and shadow.
Enter now to secure your involvement in one of the most respected events of the year and to be in with a chance to win an Award. Projects can be submitted by the client, architect or designer, surface supplier or their representative. Entries close on Friday 28th
September. Sponsors of the 2019
Awards are Business Design Centre and James Latham. The Surface Design Awards are part of Surface Design show- the only event in the UK that solely focuses on interior and exterior design, allowing for thousands of innovative and thrilling materials to connect with an audience of architects and designers.
For more details on the Awards and how to enter them, visit www.surfacedesignawards.com
or contact Nicole Clements on +44 (0)20 7886 3082/ nicole.cl
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