ABOUT US

Surface Asia is a sibling publication to the original New York-based Surface magazine that’s been celebrating and encouraging the world’s most forward-thinking artists and designers for the last 15 years. Now, Surface Asia is doing the same for the pioneers, provocateurs, groundbreakers and innovators in fashion, design, architecture, art and culture across the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, from Hong Kong and Macau in the north, through Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, right down to Australia and New Zealand.

The Asia-Pacific is poised to be the most explosive growth region in the world for cutting-edge design ideas and products. With a diverse cultural history, rich resources, rapidly growing arts and design sectors and a vast emerging talent pool, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region represent a fascinating and challenging environment in which to nurture the development of contemporary design and art.

Surface Asia aims to be the definitive resource for all categories of design across Asia-Pacific, bringing readers the latest news and insights on the design industries of the region. We cast the spotlight on the designers leading the trends and reshaping the creative landscape, and have established a forum in which regional designers and artists can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and collaborate on projects, including the annual Avant Guardian competition.

Surface Asia is published by New Media Investments (Asia) Pte Ltd six times a year under license from Quadra Media, LLC.