Surface reveals hospitality spotlight

The ‘Surface Spotlight’ will shine on the hospitality industry as part of this year’s Surface Design Show, returning to London’s Business Design Centre from 7-9 February. The annual trade show will highlight the use of materials and surfaces within the hospitality sector, and explore their role in how surroundings and spaces are experienced.

Featuring a packed programme of presentations, panel discussions and trend talks, the event will provide architects and designers with a range of inspiring design possibilities.

On 8 February, Sleeper Editor Catherine Martin will host a session entitled ‘Future Trends in Hospitality Design’, in which a panel of speakers reveal the opportunities and challenges of using new and innovative materials in hospitality design. Projects under scrutiny include Motel One in London and Puerta America in Madrid.

The programme also includes Surface Spotlight Live 2017 following its successful debut last year. The feature is once again curated by trends expert Sally Angharad, who will present the most innovative materials for use in hospitality before they hit the market.

Exhibitors showcasing materials specifically designed for the sector include CD UK displaying Corian, Grestec Tiles, Factorylux and Bal, whose surfaces combine the necessary degrees of luxury and practicality required for high footfall areas.