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The Edit: Surface Design Show 2018 by Tash South

Choosing surfaces and materials is one of the most exciting stages of a project. Brick, marble, stone, wood, leather, I could go on and on, and with even more innovative and unusual materials being created each year, the choices really are endless. Last week I visited the Surface Design Show, in collaboration with Treniq, to discover all the new and amazing surfaces for 2018 and I wasn’t disappointed! There was marble with oyster shell, 3D wood laminate, timber terrazzo and even a composite made from mushroom, all so cleverly creative and beautifully tactile.

Treniq teamed up with Scin Gallery this year to curate a display at Surface Spotlight Live, the section of The Surface Design Show that hones in on the innovations, trends and colours that will influence the market over the next year. This was definitely my favourite part of the show, it’s so refreshing to see such innovation and creativity. More and more, designers are coming up with clever ways to use waste and surplus products, like timber shavings, coffee grounds and even salt, and turn them into beautiful materials that wouldn’t look out of place next to the most luxurious traditional materials.

There was just too much eye-candy to list in a regular blog post, so I’ve put together my edit of the show in this video instead. Enjoy!

 

 

About Treniq

Treniq is an international interiors network where you can discover design professionals, connect and build relationships, and trade using easy and efficient tools. We enable professional buyers like interior designers, stylists, architects, and property developers to source luxury interior products from furniturelightingdécor & lifestyle to rugsartsurfacesfireplaces and much more. Create your free trade account today or contact us for more information at customercare@treniq.com.

The Edit: London Design Fair 2017 by Tash South

The London Design Festival continues at full pace and next up on my list as part of my collaboration with Treniq, is the London Design Fair. Located in the uber-cool creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 28 different countries.

I loved the mix of modern design and technology at the show, but this year the use of more tactile materials, texture and organic forms seemed to offset the use technology – making it far more realistic and achievable for the regular home. Re-use and recycling is thankfully still popular, and there is a definite movement towards making creative use of waste materials from various industries. In colour prediction news, as at Decorex, brass and greens make a regular appearance.

Something I really noticed at this particular show, was the support of young, and up-and-coming designers, which can only be a good thing! I hope you enjoy my video edit of what caught my eye at the London Design Fair this year.

 

About Treniq

Treniq is an international interiors network where you can discover design professionals, connect and build relationships, and trade using easy and efficient tools. We enable professional buyers like interior designers, stylists, architects, and property developers to source luxury interior products from furniturelightingdécor & lifestyle to rugsartsurfacesfireplaces and much more. Create your free trade account today or contact us for more information at customercare@treniq.com.

The London Design Fair

As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 27,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.