Salone del Mobile present innovative designs from young designers under 35-years-old at SaloneSatellite.
The competition, in its 22nd edition, was themed as: Food as a Design Object, where the participants were asked to design smart solutions for the future of the food industry, from waste management., to sustainability.
First place – Kuli Kuli studio:
Based in Kobe, Japan, this studio specialised in re-using leather from the Kobe meat industry, and re-purposing it into an object. For this project, cowhide was refurbished into a collection of products.
Second place – Philipp Hainke:
The German designer presented a lightweight and sustainable steel chair, entitled Halo, made out of hemp and casein. Based on his Organico research project, the designer used two elements of nature to design a fashionable, and eco-friendly chair.
Third place – Baku Sakashita:
Entitled 2.5 Dimentional Objects, Sakashita showcased fine 3D wire structures, that give the impression of being 2D black lines drawn on flat paper. The optical illusion is created as a result of the thinness of the wires, which are 0.3 mm in diameter.
The Rong Design Library Awards, which offer two residency programs in Chianin for the purposes of studying traditional Chinese culture, craft materials, and craftsmanship was awarded to the Croatian project entitled Koko Loko; a project for kids in which every Loko is a combination of eight elements.
The second residency winner is Studiomirei, from Italy, for the Nebula Lamp, made out of banana fibre, which resembles interstellar clouds of dust.
Finally, the winner of the INTESA SANPAOLO Special prize, a prize awarded to the product that best reflected the them, was Australian Kristen Wang from Melbourne Movement, for her RE. BEAN COFFEE STOOL.
The stool, made from locally collected coffee grounds, it is 100% biodegradable, responding perfectly to the theme of food functionality, management, and experimentation.