“I haven’t felt this positive in years,” Italian designer Ludovica Palomba said in regards to the energy at this year’s Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week.
Indeed this year’s event sent steady vibes of positivity, and the streets of Milan once again welcomed international and local design seekers who could be nothing but enthusiastic. ArchiExpo e-Magazine toured the fair and the city to discover the latest goings-on. We spoke to the most celebrated Czech designers, discovered a number of young talents in the exhibition SaloneSatellite, were blown away by the exhibition “Women at Work: Interiors for Lago”, went through the Workplace 3.0 exhibition “A Joyful Place to Work” and more.
SaloneSatellite: Young Resilient Creatives
Giant wooden letters spelled SaloneSatellite and hung from the wall separating the exhibition from the halls for Workplace 3.0. Golden hinges connected the two halves of each letter so that guests could change the angle at which the letters popped off the wall. As I was on a global quest for upcoming young designers, meaning more youth and playfulness, this entrance seemed delightfully appropriate.
On the first day of the fair, in the early morning, I caught sight of one of the most eye-grabbing stands with subtly exquisite shades of green, red, purple, pink, orange and blue. Every detail in the products exhibited and the creation of the stand itself portrayed an eye for quality and motivation for perfection. The handywork for both the products and the stand design belong to Studio Finna, a young and emerging team of three Helsinki designers.