Surtex Picks Up The Pace
June 12, 2012,
NEW YORK - Nearly 300 exhibitors will show surface designs ranging from traditional to cutting edge at Surtex, which takes place at the Javits Center here from May 20-22.
That represents an uptick from last year's show, which drew 277 artists and design studios. This year's exhibitors include new artists as well as some companies that dropped out during the economic contraction but are now returning, according to Penny Sikalis, show manager and vp of show organizer GLM.
Carol Van Zandt
DSW Licensing Co.
"Color is the biggest story from the previews I'm seeing," she said. "There's still a trend toward upbeat and happy."
Humorous designs as well as properties with inspirational words and phrases are also making a strong showing, she said.
Tara Reed Designs
"There's a lot of valuable information, plus attendees will be able to meet with these companies because they will also be exhibiting at the show," said Sikalis.
Pink Light Design