Hope is the third issue of the Surface series. Spanning 336 pages, ‘Hope’ showcases creative professionals whose work combines sustainability and diversity with aesthetics and good taste. The beautifully designed book brings together people from a wide range of sectors who all inspire hope – from architects and designers to artists, chefs, inventors, photographers, engineers, producers and graphic designers. All of these people believe that their actions can bring about change and have poured their energy and innovativeness into developing products and projects which make the world a better place.

‘Hope’ provides a platform for ideas by innovators including:

Anders Lendager: The Danish architect is pioneering the upcycling of construction waste by transforming it into building materials. His studio shows how consistently prioritising sustainability throughout the design and realisation process leads to attractive, cost-effective buildings. He strives to fulfil the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals with his architecture.

Stephen Burks: The industrial designer from Chicago takes an innovative approach to design which blends craft with community and industry. He has worked with artisans on six continents. His projects challenge social aspects by questioning who benefits from and participates in contemporary design and how.


The New Raw: Since 2015, Rotterdam-based architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki have been working on ways of transforming plastic waste into meaningful and aesthetically appealing products which are 100% circular. With the aid of computers, 3D printing and industrial robots, the studio has now produced a number of different furniture ranges.


Michał Korkosz: The Polish celebrity chef has a column in ‘Vogue’ and uses his homeland’s flavours and ingredients to show how varied, delicious and healthy vegetarian food is. Statistically speaking, eating a meat-free diet is the biggest thing an individual can do to support environmental conservation, so the chef aims to encourage more people to make this choice.


XULY.Bët: Lamine Kouyaté is the founding father of conscious fashion. Back in the 90s, the designer rose to fame in the Paris fashion scene when he developed new collections made from Westerners’ throwaway garments. Now, his upcycling label XULY.Bët is back in vogue and in step with the times.


The book also includes large photo features presenting sensitively designed wind turbines from a project by students at ECAL in Lausanne, Paper House by Thomas Demand and Caruso St John, Liljewall’s stunning education architecture in Sweden, vegan Michelin-starred chef Zizi Hattab and the fashion label Martan, which makes clothing out of hotels’ waste textiles. Jewellery designer Alec Doherty, painter Logan T. Sibrel and photographer Laurence Kubski all examine different aspects of diversity. Last but not least, ‘Hope’ considers what impact AI will have on design, and the Curator’s Pick presents extraordinary products that take an original approach to the need for consumers to prioritise sustainability. 

Surface N° 3 is printed on a variety of different paper types from the Arctic Design Range ­– including 2 different shades and grammages between 90 to 300 g/m².