At the new location of the Polo Formativo del Legno Arredo Fondazione ITS Rosario Messina in Lentate sul Seveso, the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection has opened.
Based on the initiative of Marva Griffin, founder and coordinator of the event created in 1998 by request of the Salone del Mobile, the collection is an anthology of products presented during the 21 editions of the SaloneSatellite as prototypes, and from the SaloneSatellite 20 Years collection, a special edition of pieces designed specifically for the celebration of the 20th anniversary, by successful designers who share the fact that they made their debut at the SaloneSatellite.
“The natural propensity of the SaloneSatellite to actively involve the new generations in the creation of products also extends to interaction with the market and with manufacturers, making the collection a tangible representation of the research, effort, commitment and passion of young designers,” says the President of the Salone del Mobile Claudio Luti. “The Permanent Collection will thus function as a stimulus for many students passing through the classrooms of the training center.”
“I am pleased that the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection has found a home here, at the Polo Formativo del Legno Arredo, a space set aside for students and rising talents, open to all those who want to visit. The objects on view can be inspiring and instructive precisely because they were designed by young people who have become successful thanks to their passion and enthusiasm,” says Marva Griffin, founder and coordinator of SaloneSatellite.
The SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection sets out to create an itinerary to illustrate the new artistic and methodological evolution of contemporary design. The authors of the works represent a selection from the over 11,000 young talents who have taken part in the SaloneSatellite, many of whom have achieved international acclaim. Year after year, the collection will expand with new pieces by the designers who take part in the SaloneSatellite in the future.
At the moment it contains about 500 products from the major retrospective exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi, titled SaloneSatellite. 20 years of new creativity, set up at the Fabbrica del Vapore by Ricardo Bello Dias in 2017. The works are all projects that were presented during the 20 editions of the SaloneSatellite as prototypes, which then went into production, taking their place in the catalogues of prestigious companies.
This core is supplemented by the selection of very special pieces in the SaloneSatellite 20 years collection, created in 2017 for the 20th anniversary, designed to order by renowned international designers who made their debut at the SaloneSatellite.