Milan Design Week 2019 | SaloneSatellite: the award-winning designers
The SaloneSatellite Awards 2019 were announced.
The annual award, a collateral event at Salone del Mobile Milano, highlights the work of young designers (under 35 years old) from all over the world.
In this year’s edition, the prizes were assigned to projects focused on material-recycling processes and on their applications.
Below, the award-winning designers and their projects with the jury’s motivations.
SaloneSatellite AWARD 2019 – 10th EDITION
1st PRIZE – SaloneSatellite Award
Designer: KULI-KULI, Japan | Project: KOBE LEATHER
This Japanese studio is based in Kobe, famous for its meat. The designers, in collaboration with local tanners, decided to turn cowhide, not traditionally used, into a collection of new products. Motivation: Kobe Leather’s project is commendable because it is based on a process of recuperation, harnessing the material to create a design system applicable to a wide range of product types.
KULI-KULI – Project: KOBE LEATHER
2nd PRIZE – SaloneSatellite Award
Designer: STUDIO PHILIPP HAINKE, Germany | Project: HALO
The Halo chair concept was devised to showcase the strength and possibilities of a lightweight material made from hemp and casein, which the designer developed during his “Organico” research project. Motivation: The Halo chair is an example of design in its broadest sense, calling for the contemporaneous study of material, form, functionality and production method.
STUDIO PHILIPP HAINKE – Project: HALO chair
3rd PRIZE – SaloneSatellite Award
Designer: BAKU SAKASHITA, Japan | Project: 2.5 DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
These 2.5-dimensional objects are 3D wire structures that look like 2D black lines drawn on flat paper. The optical illusion derives from the thinness of the wire, which is 0.3 mm in diameter. Motivation: The sophisticated artistic abstraction of the 2.5 Dimensional Object project is striking while demonstrating the scope for further different potential in terms of development and application.
BAKU SAKASHITA – Project: 2.5 DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS
Special Mention, RONG DESIGN LIBRARY – RESIDENCE PROGRAM AWARD
Designer: KOKO, Croatia | Project: KOKO LOKO
Koko Loko is designed for kids and every Loko is a combination of eight elements. Changing the combination varies their functionality and appearance. Motivation: The concept for this children’s furniture project is evidence of a desire to revisit traditions that is deserving of further exploration during a residency at the Rong Design Library.
KOKO – Project KOKO LOKO
Special Mention RONG DESIGN LIBRARY – RESIDENCE PROGRAM AWARD
Designer: STUDIOMIREI, Italy | Project: NEBULA LAMP.
These lamps, which resemble interstellar clouds of dust in space, are made of banana fiber. Studiomirei worked on fabric manipulation based on the intrinsic properties of the fabric.
Motivation: The designer’s approach to the study of materials, which shines clearly through this project, is deserving of the opportunity for further in-depth exploration and comparison offered by a residency at the Rong Design Library.
STUDIOMIREI – Project: NEBULA LAMP
INTESA SANPAOLO Special prize – 3rd edition Best Project on Food as a Design Object
Designer: MELBOURNE MOVEMENT / KRISTEN WANG, Australia | Project: RE.BEAN COFFEE STOOL.
Made from locally collected coffee grounds, the Re.Bean Coffee Stool not only derives a unique smell and tactility from being made from coffee, but it is also 100% biodegradable. Motivation: The project responds perfectly to the concept underpinning the SaloneSatellite 2010 theme, Food as a Design Object, bringing experimentation and functionality together.
MELBOURNE MOVEMENT / KRISTEN WANG – Project: RE.BEAN COFFEE STOOL.
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