WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The 26th annual Surtex is slated for May 20-22, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
In addition, GLM, owner and manager of the show, said it has already sent invitations to colleges and universities throughout the world for entries to designext, the international student design competition which is a feature of the show. Surface-design students in their third or fourth year in school are being asked to create a collection of original surface designs for products that will be used in an outdoor setting in the year 2020. The products can range from outdoor furnishings and fabrics to tabletop, decorative accessories, wall coverings, floor coverings and lighting.
Penny Sikalis, GLM vice president and manager of Surtex, said some 350 exhibitors and more than 6,000 other design industry professionals are expected to participate in next May’s show. Sikalis added that GLM expects attendance for the show to increase from the nearly 6,000 who attended this year’s Surtex.