Born from Salone del Mobile.Milano in 1998, SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivalled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young designers, and is again running concurrently with the Saloni WorldWide Moscow since their creation in 2005.
The SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow - the platform for emerging designers under 35 from Russia and the post-Soviet countries - 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 and graduates-to-be are selected from among the leading design schools in Russia and the post-Soviet countries. They will showcase a wide variety of projects, ranging from eminently classic design to the latest trends, or referencing their own cultural traditions. Most of all they will demonstrate an increasingly committed approach to design.
A Jury composed of sectoral professionals will award the three best products and the top three winners will be invited to the 2017 edition of SaloneSatellite, held under the umbrella of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, in April.
The SaloneSatellite Award prize-giving ceremony took place with the participation of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The 2016 winner of the First Prize was Studio Philipp Beisheim (Germany) with “Inflatable Sidetable”, an inflatable table developed as a response to the consumer society, and made of Hypalon, a highly durable silicon-based material used in the industrial field.
Second Prize to Bouillon (Japan) with “Warm Stool”; third Prize to Studio Nito (Germany) with “Bobina Chair”. Special Mentions to Frank Chou Design Studio (P.R. China), Imagine (Japan), Klaas Kuiken (The Netherlands).
The award was assigned by an international jury of key players in the design world: Andrea Molteni, head of design and development at Dada; Paola Antonelli, Senior Design Curator, Department of Architecture and Design MoMA; Giovanni Anzani, CEO Poliform and President of Assarredo; Guido Cecchi, CEO Dornbracht Italia; Hans Fonk, Editor, Objekt Magazine; Lauretta Coz, journalist, Corriere della Sera; Paolo Carli, President of Henraux; Pedro Paulo Franco, designer, SaloneSatellite.