Surface Design Show

As the Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, the HUB office attended the preview evening to check out the latest finishes, products and trends.  The live debate hosted by New London Architecture and fittingly titled, ‘Architecture is More Than Skin Deep’, included speakers from a wide range of London based architecture practices and engineering firm AKTII. Each took the opportunity to explain their approach to projects in the context of the skin or surface of buildings whether that be interior or exterior.  Claire Wright from Wright & Wright architects likened successful design to a favourite old coat, one that should feel good and look good after 20 years or more; the perfect analogy for how we should consider future proofing the design of buildings and places.