Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young Design At Its Ingenuous Best At SaloneSatellite 2019

New young talent emerged at SaloneSatellite 2019 in Milan during the world’s biggest design fair.  The international event has been scouting fresh talent from designers under 35 from all around the world  since 1998 and this year’s exhibitions elicited no lesser wonder. Innovation and creativity peaked as young designers showcased how design can be used intelligently and responsibly. By recycling materials for creation. To make objects embodying the perfect balance of beauty and function.

Here are some of the most ingenious designs we came across at the fair!

Off The Beaten Path

A low-profile car volume extension, called NEST, designed by Sebastian Maluska. Acts as both a tent and a storage space. With inspiration rooted in the sailing world and its technology, the NEST has consciously been made with waterproof sailing fabric.

Aimed primarily at a nomadic lifestyle, it offers quite a spacious shelter for two people. Alternatively it can easily accommodate sport equipment such as surfboards or skis. Essentially a bliss for those who are always on the move!

Putting waste to use. Young designers present sustainable designs at Milan Design Week.

Lights and leaves. Young designer Valentina Zuendel from Vienna presents her Lunaria Lamp at Milan Design Week. A graduate in interior design from Milan, she had launched her first furniture collection at the Fuorisalone 2016 in Lambarte. She believes in clean functional design that manifests practicality of the object.

Coffee grounds are used as a colour for lamps. Innovation aplenty at SaloneSatellite 2019.

Young Italian designer, Alberto Casati, uses bright colours and geometric shapes that resemble those reflected in the architecture of Italy, to capture its essence in his designs. His flower vase, called Betty Bloom, comes in different colours that pop and enchant, and with different stylized heads. The Meneghina Desk features a profile inspired from the skyline of Rome, Italy’s capital and Alberto’s love. The Meneghina Chair also finds its inspiration in the city itself, in its Gothic cathedral. His bookcase, called Garibaldi, features 14 red blocks which rearrange to form the shape Italy makes on the map.

Hsiang Han Design studio from Taiwan and Shanghai unveil their modular designs. They use technology to create designs inspired by nature. Designs that enable flexibility across requirements and spaces, make repair and replacement easier, and achieve longevity with the products offered. Among the designs presented were furniture systems like undefined Y and Undefined X, contemporary stools like Vortex inspired from fluid flow and Leaf inspired from leaf veins, and a modular lighting system called Bloom, inspired from plants and especially their petals.

Studio Marfa present their ANDY chair with a curved backrest. Woven from traditional Viennese cane. Traditionalism and modernism meet as the flat-covered seat draws support from a round-shaped back.

Miko Botto showcases his three designs: Cavaletto chair, Pelican lamp and Fungo table.

Extraordinary chairs at Salone Satellite.

Amm. Armchair designed by Otto Kaltner. Made with wood and leather straps. Design that is visually expressive and outstandingly adaptable. Design that convinces.

Deer. Armchair designed by Joanna Sieradzan for Svarog, that combines modern design ideas with Slavic culture.

Lounge Chair by Atelier Fesseler.

BasmaConcept by Ivan Basov. Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

Dune chair is a polish design by Cyryl Zakrzewski. Inspired by sand dunes, gentle arches and the impression of movement caused by pouring sand.

Oto. Floor Lamp from Germany.

Project ‘Memento’ by YellowDot design is inspired by the value of objects in an increasingly digitalised world. 'Memento' is an exploration of new ways to treasure and share memories that provide people with joy and inspiration.

Young Indian designer Anupama gives us an insight into her design at Salone Satellite.

Melting Stool. A 3D printed design that is sustainable. Designed by Dylan Morgan as a new approach towards materials. A part of the Melt series that has become an exercise in recycling plastic waste. An initiative of the Melbourne Movement.

Mutarq. Leve Chair. A flat-packed chair from Mexico.

These 3D wire structures give the illusion of 2D black lines drawn on a flat paper. The optical illusion stems from the thinness of the wire, that is just 0.3 mm in diameter. An excellent example of artistic abstraction by Baku Sakashita from Japan. The winner of the 3rd prize at SaloneSatellite Award, 2019.

Koko Loko. Modular Furniture from Croatia. Designed for kids. Each Loko has eight elements whose combination can vary its function and appearance. Winner of the Rong Design Library- Residence Program Award at SaloneSatellite 2019.

Re.Bean Coffee Stool made from locally sourced coffee beans. Has a unique smell and tactility. 100% biodegradable. Best project on Food as a Design Object theme at SaloneSatellite. Designed by Kristen Wang of Melbourne Movement.

Ode. Set of wine glasses from Galao Design Studio from Italy.

Lights from Susanne de Graef studio from The Netherlands.

Breaking away from the usual. Exploring the relationship between form and utility to achieve an unexpected functionality. Design by New York-based architects Álvaro Gómez-Sellés and Marisa Müsing, known jointly as musing–sellés.

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Straight from Milan Design Week 2019. 
April 9 to 14.
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