The Salone Satellite is a part of the main Fairgrounds dedicated to young desingers, most of them just starting out, all under 35. It's a fascinating area of the fair, where very fresh ideas and prototypes are displayed in wooden four-by-four stands, each designer standing next to his work, unless he's on a coffee break or visiting the fair. Unlike the rest of the Salone, which requires a ticket, it can be visited for free.
After spending a few hours there, taking pictures and asking questions about the products, I had plenty of business cards and leaflets in my handbag, and I had seen many noteworthy designs.
Here are some of my personal top 10 designs, the designers and the links to their websites:
Furniture by Studio Pousti, Iran.
|Myriam Pousti and her Furniture, which requires no screws or glue|
Andusa and Terrasse by SCMP design, Switzerland
|Andusa, outdoor-indoor vases|
|Terrasse, a carpet inspired by patios and gardens|
photos SCMP design
|Ceramic 'Mood cups'|
|Fugu bag has inflatable shock proof padding|
|Samurai chair and Sumo chair upholstery|
As if from Nowhere by Orla Reynolds, Ireland.
'Rings' lamp by Garay Studio, Spain.
|Rings by Garay Studio|
Photo by Garay Studio
Concrete by Anna Badur, Germany
|'Concrete', photo from Anna Badur's website|
Photo Anna Badur
Zlata Light by Kimxgensapa
Plug in baby and Edu Wardrobe Daniel Wehrli Industrial design, Switzerland
|A new way to take your shoes off|
|A wardrobe made using minimum material|
Wooden Aquerel by Maike Harde, Germany
There were lots of other interesting designs so if you would like to see other round-ups of the Salone Satellite here are the posts from two of my favourite blogs:
- La Tazzina blu's personal top 10 of the Padiglione Satellite
- Design Sponge: Dipatches from the Salone Satellite