It is the most important international springboard for young creative people, the meeting place between new talent and the entrepreneurial world. We are talking about the SaloneSatellite, the space of the Salone del Mobile dedicated to designers under 35, strongly desired by Marva Griffin since 1998, the year of the first edition.
The event, in its 24th edition, returns from 18 to 23 April at Rho Fiera, with lots of new features. Starting from the location, in pavilions 13-15, an exhibition space shared this year - without a clear division - with Euroluce, therefore of central importance.
Entrance to the SaloneSatellite is free and open to the public for the entire duration of the Salone del Mobile, with direct access from cargo 4, or it can also be accessed internally from Euroluce, if in possession of an entrance ticket to the fair.
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SaloneSatellite 2023: the protagonists
The real, great protagonists of the SaloneSatellite are, as always, the young people, who this year are 550 from 34 countries, from Brazil to China, from Italy to Pakistan, passing through Japan and Sweden.
The participants who will exhibit their prototypes in search of a manufacturer will be joined by the graduates-to-be of the numerous guest schools, who will take part in the event with individual and collective projects.
Great expectations for the guest Gaetano Pesce, who will meet young people in the SaloneSatellite arena to tell the main steps of his long career and his indelible interdisciplinary contribution to the world of project.
The theme of SaloneSatellite 2023 is dedicated to design schools
The theme of SaloneSatellite 2023 is Design Schools – Universities / Building the (im)possible - Process, progress, practice, and is dedicated to the academic world, a sector of primary importance in the training of new generations of designers.
To visualize the close relationship between the training process and the design development of designers, SaloneSatellite asked 27 design schools and universities from 16 countries the question "Design: where are you going?".
From the single contribution of each institution it will be possible to outline an ideal collective map of design visions, solutions and approaches to face the upcoming challenges from the point of view of design and its teaching, precious indications that can guide students and designers towards the (true) meaning of innovation in the future.
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The SaloneSatellite Award
The SaloneSatellite is not only one of the most important showcases for young designers, but it is also a competition with a prize: the SaloneSatellite Award.
The award, now in its twelfth edition, will be awarded to the three most deserving projects, and may also be accompanied by two honorable mentions.
All candidate prototypes will, as always, be exhibited in a dedicated exhibition and will be evaluated by an international jury, led, since the first edition, by Paola Antonelli, curator of the department of design of the MoMa of New York.
The SaloneSatellite pays tribute to Euroluce
The SaloneSatellite this year celebrates Euroluce, with which it shares the exhibition space.
And it does so starting with the set-up, curated as every year by Ricardo Bello Dias, characterized by an installation with telescopes that will allow you to admire an imaginary sky that will reflect the present and the future of design.
On the wall that separates the SaloneSatellite from Euroluce, luminous scenographies will be projected and all the lamps created by the former students of the SaloneSatellite will be mounted, in the Sate-Light exhibition. 1998-2022 SaloneSatellite young designers.