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SURTEX® Atelier Expands to Meet Growing Demand

Posted on 1/29/2014 by Michelle Daniels

Atelier, a special section dedicated to global textile designers and studios that primarily sell their surface designs, will make a sought-after return to SURTEX® , taking place May 18-20, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

SURTEX® Atelier Expands to Meet Growing Demand

White Plains, NY, January 28, 2014 – Atelier,  a special section dedicated to global textile designers and  studios that primarily sell their  surface designs, will make a sought-after  return to SURTEX® , taking place May 18-20, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 

Offering the most trend-forward prints, patterns, repeats and documents for product development needs across a multitude of categories, Atelier design studios hold a creative vision that peaks into the future of textile design.  The success of this special section in 2013, its debut year, has created an excitement and eagerness that’s resulted in not only returning exhibitors but new exhibitors as well. 

“The response to Atelier has been terrific, and with the growing demand for cutting-edge surface designs we anticipate a very dynamic marketplace in May!  Participants are eager to present their newest collections in the private and business conducive atmosphere that SURTEX provides,” says Penny Sikalis, GLM Vice President and SURTEX show manager. 

Some 90 select studios from countries around the world, including the United States, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, will unveil their collections at SURTEX 2014.  To date, Atelier exhibitors include :  A+A Design Studio · Amy Ormond Design Studio · Antique Textile Resource · Antoinette et Freddy · Artwork Design Ltd. · Atelier Mineeda Co., Ltd. · Banafshe Schippel Design Ltd. · Bikini sous la Pluie · Bridgewater + Moss Design · Bruce n' Rowley · Cherry Design Partners LLC · Colwill & Waud · Creativo Surface Design · Design Direction · Design Works International · Dessin & Cie · Diane Harrison Designs Ltd. · dotty wren studio · Figgy Pudding · Find a Penny Design · Fiona Howard Ltd · Foliage Inc. · Francois Bournaud · Giacomo Barzaghi · Grafiq Trafiq · Group Four Design Studio Ltd · Iris Maschek Design · Jane Dixon  · Jane Mosse Designs · Jill McDonald Design, Inc. · John Watson Studio · Katsu Creative Project · L.J. Woodhouse Ltd. · L’Atelier · La Terzi Design & Styling · Lauren Wan · Lemon Ribbon ·  London Portfolio · Lylove Studio · Made By Un · Marcie Designs, Inc. · Mary Jones Design Ltd · Never Forget Yvette · Orange Blossom Studio · Paper & Cloth Ltd · Peagreen · Prints of Orange · Puddle Ink {TM} · Purplethum LLC · Roy & Jane Evans Designs Ltd. · Salon de Sakai Inc. · Sandra Jacobs · Showoffs · Studio Van den Broek · Susanna Samson Design · Tana Bana Design Services · Textile Creations by Lily, Inc. · Verbeek Designs · Veronique Petit.

Sikalis adds, “SURTEX is the only marketplace where manufacturers/retailers of textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings and a vast array of design-driven products  can see the most and discover  the best original surface designs under one roof,  in one place – the design capital of the world, New York City.”

SURTEX is the annual trade show for the surface design industry, bringing together the owners and creators of surface design (artists/designers/studios/agents/brands/licensors) and manufacturers, retailers, marketers, etc., that utilize surface design for their product development needs.  The show also serves to connect, educate, inspire and support this community on a year-round basis through webinars, newsletters, online discussion groups and other activities.  Since 1986 SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof.  The 2014 edition, slated for May 18-20, will connect some 325 exhibitors featuring the work of over 1,200 artists and designers from around the world, with over 6,000 attendees.  SURTEX was named one of Tradeshow Executive’s “top 50 fastest growing shows” in 2011 and 2012.  For more information on SURTEX, please contact Penny Sikalis at 914-421-3297,  or visit