mDesign Live: Materials and design like never before

The International Woodworking Fair and Surface & Panel magazine are proud to announce a groundbreaking new event for the woodworking and interior design industries.

mDesign Live will be Oct. 28-29, 2019, at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A material and design event in the heart of the office furniture industry, it is the perfect environment for education and collaboration among those attending.

Both IWF and Surface & Panel have coordinated successful industry events for years and can leverage their organizational strengths to produce a visionary event.

“Our new agreement with Surface and Panel Magazine is another step towards our goal to be at the heartbeat of the industry, Brian Donahue IWF 2020 Chairman. “We approached Surface & Panel magazine to conceive and create a new event focusing on the material side of our industry. That focus is the best way to extend the IWF brand. Surface and Panel is at the forefront in materials & design and we look forward to the genesis of this event.”

“This is your North America materials show,” added John Aufderhaar, publisher of Surface & Panel. “After years of experience in the industry seeing what works and what doesn’t at events all around the world, we conceptualized the best ideas all wrapped into one for mDesign Live, and IWF is the perfect partner for it.”

In addition to showcasing a vast range of innovative materials from around the world, mDesign Live will feature powerful keynote presentations, a who’s who in networking opportunities and a unique environment for collaboration.

“There will be design presentations, the latest in how products are made, close interaction with the people who buy and specify products, and many educational opportunities to learn new trends,” said Ryan Wagner, VP of sales and marketing for Surface & Panel.

mDesign Live will be free to qualified fabricators, architects and designers. In coming weeks, mDesign Live will release keynote speakers, topic information, exhibitors and more. Visit for details on registration and how you can be a part of this trailblazing North American event.

About Surface & Panel

Surface & Panel is the only magazine focused exclusively on the design, manufacture and marketing of panel- based furniture, cabinets and fixtures. By uniting decorative surfaces, panel products and the latest in processing technology, Surface & Panel is on the leading edge of product design and innovation.

About IWF

IWF is the premier platform to the largest woodworking market in the world, showcasing the latest manufacturing technologies, trending designs and materials, and educational opportunities. IWF attracts visitors from every level of the industry and over eighty countries and all 50 states. For more information about the International Woodworking Fair, go online to, or call (404) 693-8333.