Salone Satellite is the international event in the design world dedicated to the under-35s. It was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivaled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young designers, and since 1998 runs again concurrently with the Salone del Mobile.Milano.
Today, we have decided to show you everything that you are missing at this amazing design event. Take a look:
This year, the 10th edition of the Salone Satellite Award competition took place. The Award was assigned by an international jury of leading figures from the design world– designers Davide Groppi, Luca Nichetto and Eugeni Quitllet; journalists Silvia Nani (Corriere Della Sera) and Ellen Froissart (Associate Editor, Bee Medias publishing group); Giuliano Mosconi, President and CEO of Tecno/Zanotta; Stefano Seletti, Creative Director, Seletti and Marc Zehntner, Director, Vitra Design Museum – chaired as of the very first edition by Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA and curator of the XXII Triennale di Milano) – which has selected the top 3 products.
The first prize of SaloneSatellite Award was awarded to KuliI-Kuli (Japan) for his Kobe Leather, a collection of new products realized with Kobe cowhide, not traditionally used. The second prize went to Studio Philipp Hainke (Germany) for the Halo chair made from hemp and casein. Baku Sakashita (Japan) came in third for the 2.5 Dimensional Objects made from 3D wire structures that look like 2D black lines drawn on flat paper.
This edition has featured two new Rong Design Library Awards; the idea for the library came from Zhang Lei, Jovana Zhang and Christoph John (winner of the 13th SaloneSatellite Design Report Award in 2012 with the PINWU Design studio) in collaboration with the government of Yuhang district in Hangzhou, for the purposes of studying traditional Chinese craft materials and craftsmanship. Rong Design Library is offering two Residency Programmes that take place in the local village. Each programme will last for one month: and includes a budget of 10.000 RMB for each designer, plus workspace, assistant and accommodation. During this period the winning designers will be introduced to traditional Chinese culture and, thus inspired, will be free to complete a project of their own choice.
The winners are Koko (Croatia) for Koko Loko, a project for kids in which every Loko is a combination of eight elements, and Studiomirei (Italy) for the banana fiber Nebula Lamp which resembles interstellar clouds of dust in space. As of the 2017 edition, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has awarded a special prize to the value of 5,000 euros. This year it has been assigned to the emerging designer who, in the opinion of the jury, best captures the theme of the 2019 event, “Food as a Design Object”: Melbourne Movement / Kristen Wang (Australia) for the Re. Bean Coffee Stool made from locally collected coffee grounds.
Don’t forget that this tradeshow is still happening until 14th of April and it’s being held at Fiera Milano, Rho. We are going to cover the whole event so make sure you stay tuned for more information about Salone Satellite! You can find more articles about Salone del Mobile 2019 here.