We narrow down some of our favorites from the 20th anniversary of SaloneSatellite.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of SaloneSatellite, the part of Salone del Mobile dedicated to new talent. The show was established in 1998 by Marva Griffin Wilshire to bring the work of designers aged under 35 to the attention of both visitors and exhibitors at the main show. It is a must-visit event in its own right, and this year there was the added attraction of a special anniversary celebration comprising special-edition pieces designed by acclaimed international designers whose careers started at Satellite.
Helsinki-based Studio Finna comprises Anni Pitkäjävi, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä and Sarianna Niskala. Their gorgeous room-set style stand at Satellite included their own work as well as the Keto rug made in collaboration with Tytti Laitakari and glassware made in the Nuutajärvi glassblower village by glassblowing students from Tavastia.
The polyester-coated steel Daze Side Table and Wove Chair are by Studio Truly Truly, a Netherlands-based studio established by Australian-born, Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joel and Kate Booy. The former was inspired by “hazy light steaming through a crack,” say the pair, who wanted to see “how the act of coloring could be affected by the shape of the object.” Again playing with color, the Wove Chair was inspired by the intermingling of colors in woven fabrics.
These marble and bronze Helen table lamps were created by Chris Basias of Athens-based CT Lights especially for Satellite as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations.
Molds originally made for the production of buckets for agricultural equipment are re-purposed to make an indoor and outdoor bench from folded and laser-cut sheet metal ? the result is Benna by Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani. “Benna creatively expresses space, putting together multiple benches at variable distances,” says manufacturer Daa.
Stone Pottery by Hiroyuki ...