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SURTEX® Expands New Atelier Space to Meet Strong Demand

Posted on 2/21/2013 by SuperUser Account

White Plains, NY, February 21, 2013 -- Responding to exceptionally strong demand for exhibition space from trend-forward textile design studios that sell their designs, SURTEX®, the leading trade show for selling and licensing surface designs, today announced it will expand its new Atelier section by 33 percent in the upcoming May 19-21, 2013 edition.

In its 27th year, SURTEX will attract more than 320 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees from across all product sectors to its three-day run at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  

Atelier, a specialized area within the trade show, will be a hub of activity for textiles manufacturers and retailers seeking to buy the latest surface designs from the world's top textile design studios. Already, more than 65 sought-after studios from the United States, Great Britain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Argentina are confirmed, with nearly half from outside the US, an indication of the global nature of the design market. The newly expanded floor plan will allow for another 25-30 studios to unveil their unique collections in the Atelier, a distinctly private and sophisticated, business-friendly environment in the exhibit hall.

"We are thrilled that with the exceptional response to Atelier, SURTEX will be able to deliver an unparalleled offering of top-notch art and design for textiles and related interior companies, as well as for all other product sectors. With representatives from around the world, SURTEX will unquestionably be the premier market in the US for anyone seeking the most cutting-edge designs for product development," said Penny Sikalis, Vice President of GLM and Manager of the SURTEX show.

To date, Atelier will feature A+A Design Studio • Aline Cauvin • Art Cottage • Artwork Design Ltd. • Atelier Mineeda Co., Ltd. • • Banafshe Schippel design Ltd. • Blade Designs • Bridgewater + Moss Design • Bruce n' Rowley • Cherry Design Partners LLC • Cleveland College of Art & Design • Colwill & Waud • Creativo Surface Design • David Wolverson Design • Design Direction • Design Source International, Inc. • Design Works International • Dessin & Cie • Diane Harrison Designs Ltd. • Elizabeth Stirling Designs • Foliage Inc. • Francois Bournaud • Gather No Moss Ltd. • Giacomo Barzaghi • Grafiq Trafiq • Group Four Design Studio Ltd • INJA Ink • Jane Mosse Designs • Jerome Thilly • Karma Prints and Artwork • Katsu Creative Project • Lauren Wan • Le kiosque3 • Lemon Ribbon • Lewis Orchard • London Portfolio • Lylove Studio • Made By Un • Magia Pura • Marcie Designs, Inc. • Mark Cesarik Art & Design • Mary Jones Design Ltd • Never Forget Yvette • Nia's World of Art & Design • Orange Blossom Studio • Paper & Cloth Ltd • Paul Laoria Corp. • Peagreen • Puddle Ink • Roy & Jane Evans Designs Ltd. • Salon de Sakai Inc. • Sandra Jacobs • Showoffs • Sooshichacha Ltd • Studio Eleven • Studio Van den Broek • Symposium Design • Tana Bana Design Services • Textile Creations by Lily, Inc. • VerbeekDesigns • Veronique Petit • Westcott Design • Yellow No.5 Design Studio.

For more information on SURTEX, please contact Penny Sikalis at 914-421-3297,, or visit