SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivalled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young designers, and is again running concurrently with the Salone del Mobile.Milano. Its creation in 1998 was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35. Many of the prototypes presented in the previous 18 editions have gone into production, and many of the 10,000 designers who have taken part over the years, along with 270 international design schools, are now big names on the design scene.
Based on these premises, the SaloneSatellite has always looked to the future, and has done so again this year, with the theme "New Materials, New Design", exploring the latest that the new materials science has to offer.
As always, a prestigious Selection Committee composed of important international figures from the worlds of design, manufacturing and communication, chaired by Marva Griffin, curator and founder of SaloneSatellite, has evaluated thousands of projects and selected approximately 700 for exhibition at this 19th edition. Alongside the selected participants there were several international design schools.
This year in its 7th edition was the SaloneSatellite Award, a further opportunity to facilitate contact between supply and demand, between designers and businesses, between creativity and production. Along with their SaloneSatellite entries, contenders at this edition have presented one or more projects that fall within the product categories of the biennial events accompanying the Salone Internazionale del Mobile – specifically, in 2016, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition.
The SaloneSatellite Award prize-giving ceremony took place with the participation of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The 2016 winner of the First Prize was Studio Philipp Beisheim (Germany) with “Inflatable Sidetable”, an inflatable table developed as a response to the consumer society, and made of Hypalon, a highly durable silicon-based material used in the industrial field.
Second Prize to Bouillon (Japan) with “Warm Stool”; third Prize to Studio Nito (Germany) with “Bobina Chair”. Special Mentions to Frank Chou Design Studio (P.R. China), Imagine (Japan), Klaas Kuiken (The Netherlands).
The award was assigned by an international jury of key players in the design world: Andrea Molteni, head of design and development at Dada; Paola Antonelli, Senior Design Curator, Department of Architecture and Design MoMA; Giovanni Anzani, CEO Poliform and President of Assarredo; Guido Cecchi, CEO Dornbracht Italia; Hans Fonk, Editor, Objekt Magazine; Lauretta Coz, journalist, Corriere della Sera; Paolo Carli, President of Henraux; Pedro Paulo Franco, designer, SaloneSatellite.
4 good reasons to visit SaloneSatellite
- a hotbed of emerging creativity: a new vision for design of the future
- giving opportunities to young people: ethical and social commitment
- meeting and nurturing rising stars
- networking & influencers relationship