SaloneSatellite has been the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivalled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young designers, and is again running concurrently with the Salone del Mobile.Milano since 1998. Its creation was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35.
Many of the prototypes presented in the previous editions have gone into production, and many of the 10,000 designers who have taken part over the years, along with 270 international design schools, are now big names on the design scene.
From 2016, SaloneSatellite has been part of the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai paying tribute to young Chinese creativity.
Its third edition, at the SEC – Shanghai Exhibition Center – welcomed 39 young Chinese designers from the People’s Republic of China leading universities and design schools – the University of Arts in Shandong, the University of Technology in Beijing, Soochow University, the DeTao Masters Academy, the Polytechnic University School of Design in Hong Kong and the Sci-Tech University of Zhejiang – presenting their works that are a balance of heritage and the contemporary, the new technologies and craftsmanship.
The common thread was the Southern Hemisphere, along with the video exhibition AFRICA & LATIN AMERICA Rising Design / Design Emergente, which made its debut in Milan in April and was held in Shanghai as a source of information and inspiration.