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A selection of ten projects seen at SaloneSatellite looks at interiors in terms of light, material and sustainability. #MDW2017

Attention to detail, a rich variety of materials, recycling, functionality and aesthetic quality: these are some of the recurrent watchwords inspiring works presented at SaloneSatellite 2017. Young designers from Italy, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States conceived projects ranging from lighting to acoustic panels, chairs and interior furnishings.

The winner of the Salone Satellite Award, Pistacchi Design is a Taiwan-based studio whose unsophisticated design style has spawned a stool solely comprised of its four legs which also form the seat. Available in different heights, the stool juxtaposes marble and plastic, or wood and rubber. The Italian Camilla Brunelli, instead, drew on the famous Italian pastina tiles made of fine marble chips, and gave them a fresh look with the insertion of small glass discs. Klemens Grund from Cologne, meanwhile, proposed an extendable table that deftly maintains its formal qualities. And lightness is the mantra for the young Dutch designer Spitsberg, who, in response to our bad habits, suggests that all we need to “stow” our garments is a simple clothes-stand made of curved wood resting against the wall.

The Japanese studios Shina Yoshida Design and Bouillon investigate new shapes for “ethereal” lamps with excellent light quality and a highly dramatic impact. The all-female collective Luomo, instead, hails from Finland with austere aesthetics applied to a series of lamps and furnishings. Winning third place in the Satellite Award, the acoustic panels by the Aotta studio are made with recycled conifer needles stuck together with natural adhesives. And lastly, the duos Aratani+Fay and Res Anima introduce minimal yet ingenious furnishing elements to interiors which are viewed as a whole.

SaloneSatellite 2017