Now into its 15th edition, SaloneSatellite Moscow was back at the Crocus Expo-2 Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th October, in complete synergy with the Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow, the benchmark fair for interior concepts.
SaloneSatellite’s mission has always been to provide the most reliable international scouting showcase for new creativity, a platform dedicated to the quest for, selection and visibility of emerging young designers. Moscow is no stranger to terrific surprises. 46 young designers, chosen from among the top students at the most renowned design schools in Russia and the former Soviet Republics, presented work that brought together tradition and future, storytelling and original concepts, local craftsmen and new technologies. Projects that took in experimentation, memory, materials, slow design, creative recycling, cross-pollination and digital technologies that redress the balance between the design, function and beauty of an object.
As always, the SaloneSatellite Moscow invited the young Russian designers to contend with the inspirational theme of last April’s event in Milan, FOOD as a DESIGN OBJECT, ensuring that the debate on the opportunities the food sector holds for the design world was opened on Soviet soil. The food industry, the entire production and consumption cycle, the handling of refuse and waste and the education processes can provide stimulating areas for intervention and creativity and an interesting and challenging field for the new generation of Russian designers.
Located in the atrium linking Pavilions 7 and 8, the event devoted to young designers under 35 offers a great chance to make direct contact with the international press and leading furnishing sector companies, but it is also an occasion for personal growth for the young participants, thanks to the opportunity for interface with other designers and with the critical opinion of experts within the sector.
Each year, the SaloneSatellite Moscow Award is presented for new concepts, original designs and proposals that are the forerunners of the great products of tomorrow. The selection is entrusted to a Jury composed of sectoral professionals. At this year’s 15th edition, they include Barbara Abele, Associate Professor at the Art Academy of Latvia; Ricardo Bello Dias, architect and founder of the Bello Dias Studio; Leonardo Boni, General Manager, Baldi Home Jewels; Olga Bozhko, journalist, Interior+Design; Francesco Fresa, architect and co-founder of Piuarch; Niccolò Mazzei, Director of International Development, Edra; Francesco Meda, designer for Molteni&C|Dada; Eugenia Mikulina, CEO and Founder of DesignChat.com; Patrizia Malfatti, Head of Communication and Press Office, Salone del Mobile.Milano; Marva Griffin, Founder and Curator of SaloneSatellite.
Born from Salone del Mobile.Milano in 1998, SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers under 35 and is running concurrently with the Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow since their creation in 2005.
The SaloneSatellite is an unmissable occasion for direct contact with the leading furniture sector companies, and an opportunity for personal growth for its young participants, given the chance of interface with other designers and the critical judgement of experts within the sector.
The young designers involved are selected from among the top students at the leading design schools in Russia and the post-Soviet countries and showcase a wide variety of projects, ranging from eminently classic design to the latest trends, or referencing their own cultural traditions.
A Jury composed of sectoral professionals awards the three best products and the top three winners are invited to the SaloneSatellite, held under the umbrella of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, in April.
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.