This year marks the 15-year anniversary of SaloneSatellite, the portion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile dedicated to young designers under the age of 35.
Opening the exhibition hall is a display holding fifteen items from years past that have made it into production by major manufacturers. This year's theme celebrated the union between design and technology.
Swedish designer Lukas Dahlén presented several items, including his Gable pendant series. The blown-glass-and-cork pieces hang from a cloth cable, presenting the illusion that the softness of the glass and the pull of the suspension results in a swollen shape.
PUT by German designer Steffan Schellenberger is a large mouth-blown glass table topped by a hardwood slotted lid.
Florescence Vase by Yuan Yuan for the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.
Spanish industrial design duo Mermelada Studio presented their foray into tableware with their Birds knives collection.
studio vit, a pair of designers from Sweden, displayed their second collection for SaloneSatellite entitled Marble Lights. Comprising pendants, floor and table pieces, the designers describe their conception thus: "Originating from an
archetypal bulb and socket, it consists of glass spheres and cylindrical
marble lamp holders in various sizes which can be freely combined.
Marble lights includes table, floor and pendant lights, as well as three
floor weights which can be used as counterweights to the suspended
lights. The aim of the collection is to create a product that is simple yet
refined and generates a juxtaposition of volumes, materials and weights."
Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai of L+W presented a collection entitled "No Country for Old Men" comprised of pieces for the aging community, including this trio of lightweight canes that also function as table surfaces. This the SaloneSatellite debut for the pair, who met while students at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Hamburg-based designer Milia Seyppel presented Chapeau, her set of porcelain bowls of two sizes with interchangeable tops.
Trim, a suspended shelf system by Gothenburg, Sweden, design studio Akka.
Argentine designer Federico Churba displayed a full collection of new furniture, including his Poul sofa, Banda low table, Punto y Coma lamps, Picnic dining table, and Chocolate bookcase.
Caroline Olsson, Sara Gressberg, and Anneli Hoel Fjaerli of Fog Studio presented Doppler, a whimsical technique for display inspired by tin-can telephones. Wooden magnets affix to either side of whatever the user wants to show off.
Japanese designers Momoko Naito and Atsushi Fujii of Monochro introduced their cherry-bark Hanagasumi tableware collection.
This year's SaloneSatellite, honoring the union between technology and design, had a dedicated portion devoted to Steve Jobs.
Chilean digital fabricators and design studio gt2p (Great Things to People) showed off their Cracked bookshelf system as part of their series inspired by the 2010 earthquake.