This year marks the 10th anniversary of Salone Satellite, the birthplace of many a young designer's dreams. Inside, a special exhibit, "Avverati," looked back on the evolution of products previously presented in the Satellite. From inception to production it traced the path that many hopefuls wish to take.
Alongside, student work offered a bounty of inspiration. A group of students from Central St. Martins in London broke free of academic institution and formed their own show, calling themselves merely "Art School." Constantinos Economides' "rocking chair" is shown here as part of their collection. The French school ESAD presented a humourous collection of "No Risk" objects, inflatable laptop bags included.
Deliciously suprising was the NUX LED Light from Stefanie Gogolla at Fachhochschule in Muenster. Shaped like a peanut and glowing inside a bowl of popcorn, movie-snacks take on new light.
The day ended in full force with the inevitable Salone festivities. Fighting hordes of students and aspiring designers, even Ingo Maurer managed to have a drink at Ron Arad's Dolce and Gabanna opening. Not bad for day 1...