Surfaces Reporter partnered with ILMA for a discussion on "Decoding Surface Design Trends"

March 5, 2018, 9:30 am

March 5, 2018: ILMA Press Meet at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon.

Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association organised their 6th International conference on laminates on 5-6 March, 2018. The conference was graced by who’s who of the laminate, architecture, designing and surface industry.


The panel discussion on “Decoding Surface Design, Trends and Innovations 2018”, moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief, Surfaces Reporter Magazine shared some fresh views and ideas about technological changes and trends that followed up in 2018. This panel discussion was staged by eminent architects, Interior designer and design consultant like Ar. Prem Nath, Ar. Swanzal Kak Kapoor, Payal Kapoor, Ar. Gaurav Kharkar and Paul Sandip respectively.


Discussing on the laminate trends of 2018, Interior Designer Payal Kapoor said, “The color palettes this year are rose ash and Neil greens. Lilac remains all time favourite too”. She further congratulated the Surfaces Reporter Magazine for organizing this panel discussion. “Kudos to the surfaces team yet again for bringing professionals close to the laminate industry and organising this discussion on a global platform. I’m sure this will help both the laminate industry and professionals to bridge the gaps and be more in sync with understanding trends and way professionals would like to see the product evolve keeping the international market in mind!”


Ar. Premnath, the iconic architect said, “Soon building exterior walls shall have laminated panels with designer solar films producing clean power for inhabitants”. He further said that Surfaces reporter must take more initiative to connect industry and professional designers to chalk out future trends of interiors and facade architecture.


Design & Innovation consultant Paul Sandip said, "Nostalgia" and "3rd Dimension" are two major trends coming up in Surface Design. Both of them have a common connecting link, which is the emotional connect. While "Nostalgia" is being addressed through hand-drawn illustration of elements from the bygone era on the other hand "3rd Dimension" is achieved by layering of digital artworks with micro-texture, depth of field and drop shadow effect to create visual illusion which takes one into the future. Paul Sandip also said that Surface Reporter magazine has been playing a pivotal role in bringing together the manufacturing industry and the world of Interior Decor/Architecture. By involving an Industrial Designer in the interactive panel discussion, Surface Reporter has been able to form a collaborative platform aiming at identifying the consumer needs from design experts/ architects and converting those into insightful products. The panel discussion received over-whelming response from the audience which also led to the idea of joint collaboration between architects and manufacturers and designers and manufacturers. A closing speech by Vertica Dvivedi gave an insight of what is going to rule in the future of Surfaces-

  • Organic Love
  • Community
  • Busy Bee
  • Untamed
  • Ceiling Designs
  • Bio Generated Materials
  • Emotions

About Surfaces Reporter Magazine

Surfaces Reporter is the only 'Interior-Architecture' magazine in India which focuses on providing Monthly Materials + Products update to facilitate Material knowledge and to help in sourcing latest products. We also do in depth stories on various subjects encompassing architecture, material, design, Kitchen, bath & sanitaryware, interior, real estate, sustainability etc. which are revered by the industry. Recently we have also successfully organized WADe Asia a platform to felicitate women architects, artists and designers of India. The global benchmarks in the Material Research and Innovation are fairly high compared to India and there’s evidently a big vacuum to fill in, that’s exactly where, Surfaces Reporter catalytically contributes and has noticeably positioned itself as the most relevant, informative, elaborate, and highly researched journal in the products and materials of interior designing and architecture.

About ILMA

ILMA aims at Creating Awareness towards the Advance Developments in the Technology Sector for Bridging gap with International Market Players, to Present and Promote Modern Technologies, Equipments, Materials and Tools for the Development of Laminates Industry and take Advantage of the Highly Targeted Audience and Focused Participants and Meet Key People Working in the Sphere the Industry.