The SaloneSatellite Award competition is now into its 9th edition; it marks a further step towards facilitating the interface between demand and supply, between business people and designers and between creativity and production. The Award is conferred by an international Jury made up of prominent figures in the design world, which selects the 3 most outstanding products.
An international jury of leading figures in the design world was involved in the award process – Paola Antonelli, Senior Design Curator, MOMA; Annemarie Ballschmiter, Welt Am Sonntag; Christophe Guberan, designer; Cristina Grajales, Cristina Grajales Gallery; Daniela Fantini, Fantini; Giulio Feltrin, Business Development Manager, Arper; Massimo Iosa Ghini, architect; Michele Lupi, Icon and Taro Yamane, President, Sanwa. The three awards consist of an attendance allowance. Winners can also avail themselves of a consultancy service and press office, in order to guarantee maximum visibility for the winning product.
As of 2017, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo has also awarded a special prize worth 5,000 euros. This year’s award went to the emerging talent the Jury felt best represented the theme of sustainability.