As always, a Selection Committee has assessed and selected the designers taking part in the event. It is a complex and painstaking task, that has seen the committee get together three times between 2019 and 2021 because of the postponement of the trade fair dates and the many submissions received over this period. Figures from the design world in the round have followed on from each other, carefully examining the design approaches and expressive styles of every single contender.
The SaloneSatellite Award, will be back for its 11th edition – its jury chaired from the opening edition onwards by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design Director, Research and Development, MoMA – presented for the 3 best projects amongst those put forward by the designers themselves and showcased in a single, collective exhibition, useful for navigating their personal spaces.
The partnership with the Michelangelo Foundation for Homo Faber: Crafting a More Human Future. “2022: Living Treasures of Europe and Japan” (10/04-01/05 2022), makes for an entirely new venture, in the form of invitations to designers taking part in SaloneSatellite 2022 to visit the large, structured exhibition split between the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the city of Venice. Two of the sections have been curated by three now well-known designers who made their debuts at SaloneSatellite: Sebastian Herkner (Pattern of Crafts), who took part from 2009 to 2011, and the Zanellato/Bortotto duo (authors of the installation Tracing Venice), who first took part in 2013.
The June event will also mark the enlargement of the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection. First presented in 2018, in the wake of the 2017 exhibition held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the trade fair, it has now been enlarged and updated with the new pieces showcased since 2017 that have made their way onto the market so far. The Collection is housed at the Legno Arredo – ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Centre in Lentate sul Seveso. An extremely symbolic location given that the aim of SaloneSatellite is to create a concrete bridge between the creative and the business worlds, in a reciprocal coming together of mind and action.