Surface Design Highlights

23rd February 2011
Well to mark my first blogiversary let me tell you about my highlights from the Surface Design Show, as it was this time last year that I reported back as my first blog post. I love attending this show as it is an event buzzing with creative surface products, from wall panels to wall papers, flooring, tiles and so much more. I enjoyed seeing such a vast range of fabulous products.

Here are some of my favourite picks….

I fell in love with the bespoke wall murals from Surface View especially this one in the image, (courtesy of Homes & Gardens) I love the concept that these can be transferred as images on any surface whether it’s on walls, blinds you name it. Image collections range from the National Maritime Museum, V&A, National Gallery and many more.

One of the best highlights for me was meeting Hannah from Dreamwalls (exhibiting under Decorative Stone panel). Her wall panels are gorgeous especially the Capitone range shown in the large image. How cool are these! Also available in black, a definite favourite of mine.

This stand was pretty sensational and definitely one that could not be missed. Arpa manufactures decorative HPL laminates since 1954 with a choice of over 500 decorative finishes, 30 surface textures in various sizes and format, a fabulous range.

I enjoyed seeing stamp rugs from the Rug Maker using the Queen’s head as a conventional rug or as a wall hanging in various colours. Such a fun idea!

Scin has a vast range of materials that are just exquisite, you are really spoilt for choice.

Gorgeous wallpapers from Sally Angharad which have such beautiful textural surfaces. Adds such depth to a space.

As always Giles Miller gets my vote. I am and have always been a fan of his work, his unique surfaces are just divine.

Image credit from retrospective companies.


  1. heather jenkinson

    23rd February 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Nice linky to your first ever blog post!(Connecting dots really makes me happy…) Arianna, you picked out some great things. I didn't see the 'bespoke wall murals' from Surface Walls or the 'Gorgeous wallpapers' from Sally Angharad – was I even there?! I did however see (and love) the stone panels but I had no idea that was Hannah Coleman's Dreamwall products. (Good to know!)

    Giles Miller stand was divine. Right,I'd better get my post written up; starting out with a "so, last year, I went…" just wont do, will it? xx

  2. staceysheppard

    23rd February 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for posting this up Arianna. Sadly I wasn't able to attend the show so posts like this really help me get a feel for what I missed.

    And it looks like there were lots of inspirational things to see. I love the Capitonne wall panels – they look far too soft and cushioned to be made from concrete though, very clever.
    I'm also a big fan of Giles Miller, his work is very fantastic.
    Happy Blogiverary!

  3. Arianna

    26th February 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks Heather and Stacey so happy you enjoyed my picks 🙂 It is also for this reason I love sharing for people like you Stacey who missed out on the show. xxx

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