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The Surface Design Show 2018

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The Surface Design Show is regular highlight in the Rawls design show calendar. We always find interesting and sustainable products to add to our palette and share and this year is no different.

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Concrete finishes featured heavily, in bold dimensional tiles, muted colours and panels. This pre-cast panel give a very convincing brutalist look, is lightweight and easy to install.

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Tessellating three dimensional tiles in natural and contemporary colours from Hungary.

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Fluid-form metal fabrics and feathers (or almost anything you ask for) cast in acrylic.

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Timber was used in novel ways as mosaic tiles and in a resin terrazzo.

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Intriguing optical and lighting effects created with tubes and cast shapes encased in clear acrylic.

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Stunning both visually and structurally, three-dimensional carved tiles and forms in natural marbles and limestone.

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Solid surfaces again echoing concrete, thin enough to back light and each panel a unique pattern and relief (even front to back).

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The prize for the most promising product goes to fully recycled plastic surfaces made from car headlamps and other industrial waste hand produced in Manchester.

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Hexagonal shapes were a continuing theme from last year’s show, here in three-dimensional cork and water-jet cut tiles to good effect.

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Prototype eco-finish made from dried fungi in resin is full of creative potential.

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Fascinating range of flat, dimensional and corner trapezoid tiles, ideal for feature columns.

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We featured these agricultural by product laminates last year, but worth looking at again because they are so interesting.

Written by Jono