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SaloneSatellite Award 2018

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.


THE WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE
Cucina Leggera (Light Kitchen) by Stefano Carta Vasconcellos, Italy

Motivation:
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.
Product description:
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.

SECOND PRIZE
Tink Things  by Tink Things, Croatia

Motivation:
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. 
Product description:
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.

THIRD PRIZE
Soft Block by Yuri Himuro, Japan

Motivation:
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.
Product description:
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

Motivation:
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.
Product description:
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 

Motivation:
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.
Product description:
Claro is a weightless and flat-pack bookshelf. It provides more storage with less material, using traditional glue-less carpentry along with CNC manufacturing.

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