Salone del Mobile Milano


Ambrogino d’Oro awarded to Marva Griffin Wilshire


This award to Marva Griffin Wilshire, creator and curator of SaloneSatellite, is also a plaudit to Milan, a city that believes in the importance of young people, design and culture.

The traditional Ambrogino d’Oro award ceremony was held this morning at the Teatro Dal Verme, on the Feast of St Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, a city that sets great store by its human and professional resources. The award is the city’s most prestigious honour, presented to distinguished institutions and citizens.

Of the 37 honours presented by the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, one of the 15 Gold Medals was awarded to Marva Griffin Wilshire, Venezuelan by birth but Milanese by adoption, who has made huge contributions to the cultural life of the city, and continues to do so. Marva Griffin created and continues to curate SaloneSatellite, the first event to promote designers under 35 and help them get a foot on the career ladder. Her passion, dedication and international outlook have served to make Milan a showcase for amazing creativity, a hotbed and springboard for talented new designers and a point of reference for those hoping to break into into the world of design.