SaloneSatellite presents the best designers under 35

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SaloneSatellite is the part of Milan Design Week’s main show dedicated to designers under 35 and new prototypes that have not been produced or marketed – as well as design schools – with the aim of connecting them to opportunities for research, design and industry. It’s always a Design Milk favorite and it didn’t disappoint this year.

Designer based in Lagos Lani Adeoye won first place in the SaloneSatellite “Designing for our Future Selves” award, and it also takes the top spot in our roundup. It showcased the Ekaabo collection of furniture made in collaboration with Nigerian craftsmen who are more accustomed to transforming their skills in tailoring, tailoring and shoemaking. “Ekaabo” means welcome in Yoruba and the collection is inspired by West African hospitality, making contemporary use of heritage materials such as Adire, Aso-oke and Benin bronze.

It was a pleasure to see Dishare Mathur having presented his previous collection on Circular by design. Using traditional Jaipur Blue Pottery techniques, its passive cooling tiles are made from sanitary waste and waste glass and they absorb ambient humidity to prevent buildings from overheating – a climate-positive solution to combat the effects of climate change. global warming.

“If you want to fix the world, start by fixing your socks.” Students at Latvian Academy of Art chose socks as a metaphor for any 21st century product that supports daily consumption, due to their role in Latvian culture and the centuries-old tradition of gifting them to newborns, the sick and soldiers going to war – if you can fix it, you should, is their message.

“Men like to reward men”, “80/20”, “Various juries reward more diversely” and “outperformance” are just some of the words and phrases printed on the plastic shroud that covered the projects of postgraduate studies of the students of the Fachbereich University of Potsdam. of Applied Sciences – they used the opportunity to exhibit at Milan Design Week to challenge the “social ceilings” that persist in design in an installation they called Blocked.

These glass vessels are mouth blown in wooden molds which catch fire in the process, changing both their shape and the shape of the glass. It is a Finnish technique from the 1960s that a Russian artist, designer and interior designer based in Helsinki Katerina Krotenko is being reborn.

Daniel Costa manufactures “all things tactile” rugs, textiles and paintings by working with farmers, spinners and weavers in Nepal, where yaks, sheep and goats are highly evolved to cope with weather conditions. “These mountains set the tone for life and survival, mythology and craftsmanship,” says Daniel.

Inspired by the myths of the ocean, Aphrodite “taking the form of the goddess Venus born from the sea spray” is an incredible lamp hand-woven from fast-growing banaca fibers (closely related to the banana) then hand-painted by a Filipino designer based in Milan Mirei Monticelli who works closely with the same community of artisans as her fashion designer mom!

This cotton candy pink freestanding modular kitchen by Dedaleo is designed to grow and change with you – a great way to reduce waste in interior design and architecture. “ilo+milo is a series of playful modular kitchen elements, designed to adapt and adapt to any space and need”, say its designers. “With ilo+milo, the kitchen is no longer a fixed piece of furniture, it is an interactive and endless part of the house that is being renovated.”

brazilian designer Tavinho Camerino combines durability and craftsmanship in the Taboa collection. Created in collaboration with a community of artisans in Feliz Deserto, they combine aluminum bases with Taboa straw fibers, sourced from the local riverbanks.

The incredible S/MW DESK by the Italian architect and designer Anna Arpa is made from 15,000 tiny pieces of scrap wood featuring 10 underutilized wood species.

The Continuum collection by Cyryl Zakrzewski, Boom Plastic and Nowmodel.org are reinventing plastic waste into a high-end luxury material. Cyryl is a sculptor, designer and a graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture and Space Activities of Poznan University of Arts.

And finally, this modular flower stand is designed to grow and change with your life – and your plant collection! Its designer time describes the premise as similar to LEGO bricks – and that certainly plays into the biophilic design trend.

Katie Treggiden is a journalist, author and podcaster driven by a circular approach to design because planet Earth needs better stories. She is also the founder and director of Making Design Circular, a program and membership community for designers who want to join the circular economy. With 20 years of experience in the creative industries, she is a regular contributor to publications such as The Guardian, Crafts Magazine and Monocle24 – as well as serving as editor for Design Milk. She is currently exploring the question “can craftsmanship save the world?” through a body of emerging work that includes her fifth book, Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure (Ludion, 2020), and a podcast, Circular with Katie Treggiden.



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