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  • Surface Design Awards returns for 2019 with a star panel of judges

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    The Surface Design Awards recognise the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally. Entries to the awards close on 28 September.

    The awards ceremony takes place on the 7 February at the annual Surface Design Show, the UK’s only trade event dedicated to interior and exterior surface materials. Visitors from the architecture and design community discover thousands of surface solutions that range from traditional hand-made products to entirely new, smart materials and the best in sustainable surfaces.

    Since its launch in 2013 the Surface Design Awards have grown in stature and are recognised as one of the most respected events in the design calendar. The awards generate more than 100 entries from countries including America, China, Italy, India and Portugal. There are 13 awards that recognise exterior and interior surfaces for different sectors of design, including commercial, housing, light and surface, public building, retail, sustainable, and temporary structure.

    “It is a testament to the increasing profile of the Surface Designs Awards that we are able to call upon the expertise of such a prestigious line-up of judges,” said Christopher Newton, Director of Surface Design Show. “I’m very excited to see the entries for 2019.”

    The judging panel of high-profile industry professionals including architects, interior designers and brand experts will take a view of each entry and award the winners based on the particular use of materials, the type and finish of surface and the overall look and feel of the aesthetic design.

    The 2019 panel:

    Christophe Egret, Studio Egret West

    Paul Priestman, Priestman Goode

    Paul Edwards, Airbus

    Katie Greenyer, Pentland Group

    Jeremy Offer, Arrival

    James Soane, Project Orange

    Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects

    Roz Barr, Roz Barr Architects

    In 2018 the awards generated a multitude of entries from dozens of countries. The winner of the Supreme Award was the Portuguese entry The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, by AL_A. The project was praised for its use of traditional craft for the ceramic façade which is made up of almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle glazed tiles.

    Main image caption: 2018 Supreme Winner: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) by AL_A

    Hamish Kilburn / 10.09.2018

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