Surface and Materials Live has just over two months to go before it opens its doors to the architectural an¬d design community at Birmingham’s NEC. The show is part of the first ever UK Construction Week, which also includes the Smart Building and Kitchens and Bathrooms shows.
Amongst the exhibitors at Surface and Materials Live are Bedrock Tiles, which provides sustainable tiles for floors and walls; Magscapes, a producer of magnetic wallpaper for spaces such as break out areas and boardrooms and Maxzara, which manufactures and distributes wooden flooring.
One of the newest names to sign up is the Reclaimed Flooring Company. As its name suggests, this Clerkenwell-based business offers specifiers a range of authentic reclaimed wood products, as well as replica reclaimed and brand new timber. “We can showcase the beauty of wood and the show also represents an opportunity for a discussion about the potential of reclaimed timber,” explains Reclaimed Flooring Company’s owner Robert Henry.
As well as product launches, there will be a diverse seminar programme with debates, workshops and panel discussions. These will be hosted at the specially created Surface & Materials hub, held in partnership with the SCIN Gallery, which played host to onoffice’s Making Designers exhibition in 2013 and the Society of British and International Design.