Salone Satellite is a dedicated space for designers under 35. Set among the more “established” pavilions, it’s a welcome break from the heavyweights and an opportunity to see what the next generation has in store. Many young designers chose to focus on lighting and smaller objects such as shelves or end-tables. The focus is on materials and function; many of the lights were activated by the waving of a hand and more than one object doubled for another; a table that also holds magazines, a shelf which can support a bicycle and a jacket. Salone Satellite proves that small really can be mighty.
- This pair of lights may look ordinary but they are fashioned on the wall using magnets. Their rotating frame means that they can be directed to shine in any which way and can also easily be removed to rest peacefully on a bedside table for more direct light.">
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- These “acorn” lights are made from metal and mesh inspired by ancient armour as well as the materials used in kitchen strainers. Varying in size, they can be suspended at different heights to create a miniature pod-like feel to any space.">
- Resembling a boom-a-rang and made of a soft, natural wood, these lights are actually activated by hand. Grouped along a wall they can be lit at different intervals to create an almost rainbow-like effect, or they can shine alone, ensuring that the viewer focuses on the contract between material and light.">
- These wiry, suspended lights create an industrial shape reminiscent of workmen’s lamps. Using different coloured wires, the lights can be hung in groups or stand-alone." >
- These stools may look like they were shaped randomly but they were inspired by the wigs often found on dolls and other children’s toys. Best as a set, so all the styles can be presented together." >
- The delicate, glass lighting from this Nordic duo are very simple and plain. Made from natural materials, their soft finishes and rounded curves create a delicate, yet sophisticated result." >
- Close up." >
- These lamps, hung at different heights and coloured in different ways, create the effect of hats suspended in the air. An almost wig-like covering rests over each bulb to soften the glow and create a warming, cozy effect." >
- This clever little table also acts as a magazine holder, which should (finally) rectify the conflict between storage space and reading space. When a slab of wood of equal measure is placed on top of the entire surface, it becomes a larger table that can be used for entertaining." >
- These floating lights play a fun game with the eye. The simple white, metal columns rest slightly away from the wall and the carefully crafted “bulb” casts a shape of a traditional lampshade against the wall. Never before has “floor-lighting” been this fun." >
Discover The Design of Tomorrow
SaloneSatellite presents the most innovative and avant-garde designs by young and emerging professionals.
by Meredith Nichols
Writer10 April 2014