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SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity

Elementare the marble kitchen accessory by Studio Lievito and Apparel the room divider by Vera&Kyte are on stage at SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity the retrospective which exhibits the projects that were actually produced after they were presented at the Satellite.

The exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi brings together more than 500 projects by as many designers, creators who have taken three consistent and diverse directions, corresponding to three different design methods and approaches: typological or formal innovation-based approach plus constructive experimentation these are the main themes on display, an arrangement in three acts, as three are the aisles of the Fabbrica del Vapore the deeply fascinating and historical building hosting the exhibition.

Apparel has been selected as example of typological innovation-based approach, which seeks to revisit the traditional shapes of domestic objects and, especially, to avoid the obvious. Elementare on its side is by rule in constructive experimentation section. An intelligent and discerning research on materials and the possible and different ways in which they could be used, as well as the relative technological aspects.

Beside these great themes, formal innovation, the pursuit of sculptural and decorative value, objects that can also be proudly chosen by those who have the serenity and the courage to say, quite simply, “I like it.” 

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The exhibition is also a reminder that the world of design has changed profoundly in the last twenty years, and that the young designers who have taken part in SaloneSatellite have known how to gauge the new temperatures of “planet design” with foresight.

Thus, in the earliest editions, in the brief period before technological innovation threw up new possibilities, young designers allowed themselves greater freedom of expression, sometimes engaging in meta-projects, often laced with humour and irony. These days, we recognise palpable, refreshing and up-to-date good taste in many of the creators, evidenced by well-proportioned objects underpinned by the sort of good looks that are frequently elegant and sometimes sophisticated.

SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity

1 - 25 April, 2017

Fabbrica del Vapore - Via Procaccini 4, Milan


Ph. Andrea Mariani – Courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano

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