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The List is the definitive roster of people and brands committed to great design, selected by our editors and amplified for our audience.

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The Surface Orbit

Surface covers the most important figures in design, architecture, art, fashion, travel, and more. Our audience represents leaders creative fields who have a discerning eye and a passion for great design.

The List

We created The List to provide our audience with a place to discover designers and brands committed to quality, craft, and innovation. List members represent major brands at the top of their game and emerging companies changing their industries through design. Every List member is selected by our editors, and we share every List member's story with Surface’s audience through editorial, advertising, social media, and more.

Who's on The List?

Member Profile

As a List member you have a position on Surface that’s as well-designed as your work. Every profile includes a brand story—detailing company history and philosophy—and a changeable gallery highlighting your commitment to design. A “Surface Says” endorsement from our editors explains why your work made The List.

The Profile is just the beginning

List members connect with our network of creative leaders through all of our channels.


The List Member Profile


Print Inclusion


Social Media


Editorial Coverage


Email Campaigns


The List Badge

Case Study
The emerging Spanish knitwear designer, Babaà, joined The List in 2018. Since then, they have been featured in a Surface article, on our Instagram feed, in the print magazine, and more.

The List Community

Every List member has their profile promoted on our Facebook page and has the opportunity to partner on custom Instagram campaigns. We also follow, engage with, and amplify your social media channels.

COMING SOON
Access to exclusive offers from other List members—including hotel and product discounts, event invitations, and more—as well as the opportunity to promote your work to the List community through your own offers.

Surface Design Badge

Coverage by Surface verifies that your work meets the highest standards for great design. Show the world that you made The List with the Surface Design Badge on your website, social media, and packaging.

Tier 1 Membership

Tier 1 membership to The List includes:

• Dedicated List member profile with an endorsement from Surface editors

• One print inclusion in Surface magazine (400,000 readership)

• Two editorial inclusions on SurfaceMag.com (225,000 monthly page views)

• New member announcement to Surface’s email newsletter audience (100,000 subscribers)

• Dedicated Facebook post (250,000 followers)

• Special editorial consideration for new projects

• Opportunities to participate in Surface activations during Salone del Mobile, Art Basel Miami Beach, and more

• Exclusive invitations to Surface events

Tier 2 Membership

Tier 2 membership to The List includes:

• Everything in Tier 1

• Full-page print ad in Surface magazine (400,000 readership)

• One dedicated editorial story—Designer Q&A, Product Spotlight, or Brand Profile—on SurfaceMag.com (225,000 monthly page views)

• Instagram Stories series with swipe-up to your editorial piece (155,000 followers)

Tier 3 Membership

Tier 3 membership to The List includes:

• Everything in Tiers 1 and 2

Surface-produced company profile video to be featured on your list profile and to use wherever you like

• One dedicated Instagram post with your video in the Surface feed (150,000 followers)

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Please submit your application below, and it will be reviewed by our editorial team. Your card will only be charged if you are approved.

1 Year Membership to The List