Surface Design Middle East 2019: Exploring Innovations and Trends in Surfaces
Surface Design Middle East 2019 was a platform for innovators, manufacturers, and designers to showcase their latest products, ideas, and designs in surface design. Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17-19 September, the event attracted a diverse range of visitors, including architects, interior designers, retailers, and project managers from the Middle East and beyond.
The event was a melting pot of ideas and inspiration, with over 200 exhibitors from around the world showcasing their products and services. The focus was on innovative solutions and trends in surface design, covering areas such as flooring, wall coverings, textiles, and lighting. The diversity of exhibitors meant that visitors could discover new and exciting materials and finishes to incorporate into their projects.
One of the highlights of the event was the panel discussions and keynote speeches from industry leaders. They examined the challenges and opportunities in surface design, including the impact of technology and sustainability on the industry. Discussions on topics such as the ‘Future of Surface Design’ and ‘Sustainable Design Solutions’ sparked lively debates and provided insights into the latest trends and best practices in the industry.
Visitors were also treated to the Surface Design Awards, which recognised excellence in surface design across nine different categories. The awards recognised projects that demonstrated the best use of materials, textures, and finishes. The winners represented a diverse range of sectors, including hospitality, retail, and residential design.
Another highlight of the event was the ‘Design for Women’ initiative, which aimed to promote gender diversity in the design industry. This initiative brought together women in the industry to explore challenges and opportunities and to celebrate successes. It was a great opportunity to network and share experiences with other women who were passionate about surface design.
Overall, Surface Design Middle East 2019 was a great success, providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, innovations, and trends in surface design. The event highlighted the importance of embracing new technologies and incorporating sustainable practices in the design of surfaces. It was an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts, discover new products and trends, and connect with like-minded professionals. It’s no wonder that the event has become a must-attend event for anyone involved in surface design in the Middle East.