SaloneSatellite, the launchpad for young creatives, was back in China as part of the third edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai, presenting awards to four young designers from different parts of the country.
The selection committee was made up of the following design sector professionals – Livio Ballabio, Creative Director, Jumbo Group; Frank Chou, Designer, Frank Chou Design Studio, who took part in SaloneSatellite 2016; Michele De Lucchi, Architect; Wang Gang, Artistic Director, Shanghai Hantang Culture Development; Aurelio Magistà, Journalist, La Repubblica (Italy); Maria Porro, Marketing Manager, Porro; Nuno Soares, Acting Head, Department of Architecture, University of Saint Joseph, Macau; Matteo Urbinati, Design Coordinator, Foscarini; Patrizia Malfatti, Head of Communication and Press Office, Salone del Mobile.Milano; Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder and Curator, SaloneSatellite.
The four winners, selected from among 39 promising young designers from all over China, have been invited to take part in the Milan edition of SaloneSatellite, held within the Salone del Mobile.Milano from 9th to 14th April 2019.
First prize: Huang Jing
A lamp that can be converted into floor or table lamp with different light intensity thanks to the elasticity of bamboo.
Second prize: Miaoyunzi Hu
A furniture that has the triple function of bedside table, sofa side table and stool and that can easily contain various sized items thanks to flexible and routable rubber ropes
Third prize: Ruixue Song
Inspired by bamboo bird cages, this lamp can provide two different views of looking and, like a lantern, can be carried with one hand.
Special Mention: Duan Bingdong
A stool inspired by military style that has a hard skeletons and durable nylon soft parts so that it can be quickly assembled, and all parts can be quickly replaced.