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.
SaloneSatellite returned to Shanghai as part of the 4th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai , starring 53 talented young designers, chosen from among the top students at the most renowned design schools in the People’s Republic of China – East China Normal University, Detao Masters Academy and the Tongji University of Shanghai; Beijing University of Technology, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Frank Chou Design Studio in Beijing; the China Academy of Fine Arts in Zhejiang and the Hong Kong Polytechnic – who exhibited products that bring together artistic expression and functionality, high craftsmanship and technological innovation.
In Shanghai too, SaloneSatellite was driven by the theme that shaped the Milan edition: FOOD as a DESIGN OBJECT, intended to spur young designers into using design as a vehicle for ideas and a generator of intelligent, responsible and practicable projects for the food system of the future.
A jury of professionals, chaired by founder and curator Marva Griffin Wilshire, selected the top 4 projects, whose designers will be invited to SaloneSatellite 2020, during the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 21st to 26th April.
The jury was made up as follows: Rodolfo Dordoni, architect; Kanae Hasegawa, journalist; Cinzia Malvini, journalist; Pasquale Natuzzi JR, Chief Creative Officer & Stylist, Natuzzi; Giulia Molteni, Head of Marketing and Communication, Molteni&C ǀ Dada; Patricia Urquiola, architect; Leirah Wang, CEO, Xuberance 3D Design; Hongtao Zhou, Director, Tongji University; Cora Feng, journalist; Patrizia Malfatti, Head of Communication and Press Office, Salone del Mobile.Milano; Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder and Curator, SaloneSatellite.
2019 winners are: Shijie Chen, First prize for the stool W Stool; Hongchan Xu, Second prize for the lamp Trade; Xiaoyu Dong, Third prize for the lamp Fan. Manyue Wang was awarded a Special Mention for the Sensuous Tableware.
New prototypes for the home and office: furniture, furnishings and lighting designed and produced by persons involved in the industry, such as industrial design studios, students of industrial design, designers, architects; no manufacturers, whether industrial or artisan, will be admitted.