Up-and-coming designers from 'SaloneSatellite' to 'La Rinascente'

A surprising fusion of craftsmanship and industrial techniques

by Serena L. Rosato
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DESIGN_ Another chapter in the design world is about to play out in an exclusive Milanese space, where Salone Satellite and La Rinascente, talent scout par excellence of up-and-coming designers, will come together to promote young people on the threshold of their design careers. 

 Salone Satellite 2013, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile showcase for promising young designers, is back in the spotlight once more, conferring international visibility and ensuring direct interface with the sector’s business world. Yet again, SaloneSatellite has come up with an innovative way of providing space and concrete support for designers just starting out, through a partnership with La Rinascente, another major Milanese institution with a lengthy design tradition.

From 27th September until Christmas, design pieces by 11 selected young Salone Satellite  participants: Tania da Cruz (Portugal); Karoline Fesser (Germany); Kaamos: Katriina Nuutinen & Matti Syrjälä (Finland); Ruizsolar: Matias Ruiz Malbran (Chile), Si Studio (Chile) and Italy’s ilaria innocenti; Daniele Bortotto & Giorgia Zanellato; Antonio Forteleoni and Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, will be displayed and sold at the Design Supermarket inside La Rinascente’s flagship department store in Milan.

Woonling Collection by Karoline Fesser

Adobe desk tools by ilaria innocenti 

This is a unique and innovative space showcasing the very latest cutting-edge products and high end brands, conceived by the company that launched the prestigious Golden Compass award in 1954. The pieces on show are interpretations of the 2013 SaloneSatellite theme – “Design and Craftsmanship: Together for Industry” – allowing the participants the opportunity to wrestle with the importance of marrying traditional craftsmanship with modern design and industrial manufacturing solutions. 

Craftsmanship, based on manual skills and traditional working procedures, is one of the strands of the designer-manufacturer dialogue on which the success of Made in Italy rests. A great many companies refer to the practical skills and knowledge embodied by craftsmanship when producing their final prototypes.

9 Chakra tree by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba

Stick 210 by Matias Ruiz 

This is a compendium of “poor” materials, ranging from wood to glass, to iron to terracotta, reinterpreted and worked in a surprising fusion of craftsmanship and industrial techniques; a series of objects combining function with aesthetic value: minimal low-energy lightbulbs and objects for the office and home working, rugs and textiles inspired by flood waters, mirrors that blur the outlines of reflections, pots that resemble flowing wigs and multi-storey architectural structures, recycled objects used to create different ones and lyrical contemporary objects reminiscent of ancient traditions or inspired by rustic living. 

La Salina Lamp by Daniele Bortotto & Giorgia Zanellato

 Popcork by Tania da Cruz

Migration by Si Studio

Miina lamp by Kaamos


    • Serena L. Rosato

      Serena L. Rosato


      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and de)

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    Woonling Collection


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    Adobe desk tools

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    Stick 210


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    La Salina Lamp


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    Miina lamp 2

    Miina lamp