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Marva Griffin and Maria Porro presenting the SaloneSatellite Award 2022

At Salone del Mobile.Milano women’s leadership hasn’t gone unnoticed, set out the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin

Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, July 2022 issue

“Maria Porro, who will be 40 years old next year, reached the top. After a whole line of old white men who have been so important since the end of the war in the Italian furniture industry and therefore also in the Milan furniture fair, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile has been – since September 2020 - ruled by Porro, the first female president of the Italian furniture industry association Assarredo, elected unanimously. Since July 2021 she has also been the Salone president. But that doesn't make her proud, as she says: ‘I'm just honored’. […]. As President of the Milanese Fair she wants to promote young designers in particular. This year the SaloneSatellite took place again, the event for young designers founded in 1998 by a woman: Marva Griffin. And a woman, Lani Adeoye, also won the SaloneSatellite Award. […] The prize was awarded to her by a jury chaired by the architect Paola Antonelli and was presented by Marva Griffin and Maria Porro” - read here the entire issue. 


Magazine: Frankfurt Allgemeine Magazine 
Country: Germany 
Issue: July 2022 
Article: Women power at Salone del Mobile 
Author: Peter-Philipp Schmitt 
Photo: Marva Griffin Wilshire and Maria Porro presenting the SaloneSatellite Award 2022, ph. Luca Quagliato 

29 July 2022