Furniture, lighting, concepts, installations,
rocketships and more. This one room has more design energy in
it than most people will see in an entire year. 148 exhibitors
and 21 design schools put together an extrodinary display of
ideas and prototypes.
"Colors of Consumption" lighting installation.
"Park Plus" exhibit featuring work from four designers who met as students in London. Now working separately, the four joined forces to exhibit in Milan.
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"5 Minute Candles" by Zinoo Park
"Drip Drop" by Yukiko Tango
"Music Hanger" by Jun Takagi
Frank Tjepkema's booth showed a number of his objects, and communicated
his style and approach perfectly. His work continually delights
and engages the user on a number of levels; emotionally, mentally
More info: www.tjepkema.com
"The Bling Bling" a.k.a. the most branded object in the world.
"Dancing Shades" produce soothing patterns of light and shadow using thermal currents.
"Tak" is a person-sized nest made of foam sticks.
Front is a collective of four young women from Stokholm, working and exhibiting together. The showed two collections; "Design By" and "Design by Animals." In both cases the final form of their objects was influenced by outside factors, resulting in startling and beautiful objects. Their exhibit showcased the processes used to create their projects.
More info: www.frontdesign.se
"Design By Pressure" is a coffee table created using sticks and a high-pressure press.
"Design By Motion" shows the course of a vase tumbling off a shelf.
"Outside In" is a collection of furniture and objects inspired by elements from the garden. Designed by Sam Sannia, a young designer working in Milan, each piece articulated a single idea using a clean and simple style, and together formed one of the strongest collections in the entire show.
More info: www.sanniadesign.com
"Geeza" chair, in cast iron.
"Tattakky" wall rack.
"Taio" flower vase with teak stand.
My favorite single item in the show was the "Social Light" done by Satelight Designs of Australia. Using laser-cut and painted steel, the individuals silouhetted in front can be rearranged, displayed individually or as a group.
More info: www.satelight.com.au
"Social light" wall light.
"Light as a feather" pendant light with laser cut steel shade.
Marie Rahm and Monica Singer design furniture and objects under the name Polka. The duo from Vienna showed a diverse collection of whimisical furniture and objects, including "Tatooed Furniture". The leather covered pieces are decorated by an actual tatoo artist. Tattoos can be specified by the customer, making each piece a one-of-a-kind.
More info: www.polkaproducts.com
"Tattoed Funrinture" -- leather bench with tattoo decoration.
"Our Feathered Friend" chair
The Formsons are a collaborative from Zurich whose collection of objects for the home contains an element of humor. Their work has a spontaneous and imaginative character, without becoming too overt.
More info: www.formsons.ch
"Kibi" by Lea Montini -- a small rug/blanket that can be drawn up
a built in carrying bag.
"Room Broom" by Jakob Sumbuhl
The following images show individual projects and objects of note.
Nendo is a young design firm from Tokyo, who exhibited their "Furnature" collection, inspired by natual forms.
"Yuki" screen is made from interlocking and repeated forms.
Yuki means snowflake in Japanese.
More info: www.nendo.jp
"Dandelion" lamp by Deep Design.
More info: www.deepdesign.it
"Full Moon" pendant lamp by Florence Jaffran.
More info: www.moaproduction.com
"Sonic Garden" installation by Gil Inbal and Roy Roth.
Pulling down the wobbly objects activates a single soundtrack within the object. Together the tracks combine to produce a melody.
"HyperLuxe" booth by Garth Roberts of Group Inc.
More info: www.groupinc.com
Laser cut leather lamp shade detail, part of the HyperLuxe collection.
More info: www.groupinc.com
"Unite Light" by Mixko
More info: www.mixko.net
"Delight" pendant lamp has a punch cut felt shade, using a hand
made metal die, by Mixko.
More info: www.mixko.net
"Futurism" lamp in lucite by Tricoire Design.
"Pettegula" bench by Andrea Epifani
"Puff Buff" light using blue LEDs and small springs in lucite.
"Double" lounge chair by Ivano Verde.
Pendant lamps by Josefin Hagberg.
The row of design school booths at the Satellite show is always interesting.
Folded Foam chair from Hongik University
More info: www.hongik.ac.kr
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
This booth was filled with professionally executed prototypes and showed a wide range of furniture, lighting and housewares.
More info: www.rmit.edu.au
"Fruit Loop" by Lisa Vincitorio
"Revolution" by Lisa Vincitorio
"Shag Lamp" by Brett Stahmer
The students from Seinajoki Polytechnic not only make beautiful furniture, they have fun doing it. One of the highlights of the show was the film made by the students showing their projects in real-world settings, such as ice fishing, a fire station, and with a security guard.
More info: www.seamk.fi
"Fant" by Jarno Leppaniemi
"Onin" by Liisa Urrila
University of West Hungary
Student work was displayed on pillowcases, which filled the booth. The students themselves were lounging around on the pillows during the show.
More info: www.nyme.hu