9th edition for theSaloneSatellite Award competition: an international Jury made up of prominent figures in the design world selected the 3 most outstanding products. As of 2017, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has also awarded a special prize.
A major new departure this edition was SaloneSatellite’s participation in the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, an event launched by the European Commission and run and coordinated in Italy by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage (Mibact). This year’s award has gone to the emerging talent the Jury felt best represented the theme of sustainability.
Cucina Leggera (Light Kitchen) by Stefano Carta Vasconcellos, Italy
Ease of construction and assembly, compactness and financial accessibility are the main characteristics of the Light Kitchen, leveraging the sort of design approach and vision that will continue to hold good for the future.
CucinaLeggera (LightKitchen) is a kitchen unit which can be assembled through the interlocking of seven elements, without screws or hardware. It is part of the CelerFurniture collection.
Tink Things by Tink Things, Croatia
This project sees children not as small adults, but quite simply as children. Tink Things caters to their specific playful and sensory needs, helping them grow happily and with awareness.
The design approach considers wide spectrum of sensory needs while using therapeutic principles of sensory integration to design products that shape a comfortable and encouraging environment for all kids.
Soft Block by Yuri Himuro, Japan
The Soft Block fabric modules encourage the interaction and creativity of the user, like an unfinished project open to infinite variations and possibilities. They also demonstrate the ability of fabric to become a three-dimensional and modular element for decorating spaces simply and with a personal touch.
This is a new home decoration object like a block toy. They provide new building experience that takes advantage of softness and allow you to twist and bend. You can enjoy how to grow them.
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 award
Savoa by Sakari Hartikainen, Finland
Right from the word go, Savoa exudes a pleasing balance of ecological thinking and aesthetic feeling. It draws on the ancient traditions of Nordic and Oriental design, melding them and propelling them into the contemporary world in a mature and elegant approach.
Savoa is a delicately balancing side table that resonates to the ecological balance and mirrors the constant quest for harmony in our lives.
Banca Intesa San Paolo award
Claro by Mutarq, Mexico
Claro harnesses the minimum to express the concept of sustainability to the maximum, thanks to its lightness, simplicity, ease of assembly and transport, and its inexpensiveness. It thus encapsulates all the basic tenets of sustainable design.
Claro is a weightless and flat-pack bookshelf. It provides more storage with less material, using traditional glue-less carpentry along with CNC manufacturing.