'Cathedral' sofa table by Nobu Miake and Design Soil
‘Souvenir’ presented at this year’s Salone Satellite is a creative collaborative project by product design students and their professors exploring the concept of compact, dismantable design of contemporary furniture. The playful yet highly functional collection exhibited in Milan was cleverly realised by 11 students from Kobe Design University in Japan.
Salone Satellite 2011 images Part 2 published on Architonic @ Facebook
The second part of our extensive photo reportage from 50th edition of Salone Satellite in Milan.
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Salone Satellite 2011 images Part 1 published on Architonic @ Facebook
The first part of our extensive photo reportage from 50th edition of Salone Satellite in Milan.
Click here to see Part 1 of the Architonic photo tour of the Salone del Mobile on Facebook
'Magika' by Kirsti Taiviola
The Finnish designer Kirsti Taiviola presented her new series of wall lamps at this year’s Salone Satellite in Milan. It is not the sober, technical looking body but the rather sophisticated, floral projections of the light arising from the precisely shaped glass bowls, which defines the beauty of this piece.
Made from reinforced paper pulp: 'A piece of forest' by Modern Times
DuraPulp is a bio-degradable, composite material invented by the Swedish manufacturer Södra. It is made from wood pulp and PLA (polyactic acid, a biologically degradable polymer produced from corn starch) and can be moulded or pressed into any thinkable shape. After being heated the material becomes stiff and durable. The Swedish manufacturer Wästberg already developed a lamp with this promising material and at this year’s Salone Satellite the young Swedish designers Rasmus Malbert and Johannes Tjernberg from Modern Times presented this series of lamps made from DuraPulp. ‘A piece of forest’ is composed of a variable number of hexagonal shingles which are mounted on the wall or on screen or set together to a collar of small lamps. The light source is a short LED strip, glued into the shells.
PearApp ceramic lamp by gt_2P
'Big Bounce' lamp by Atelier Takagi
The New York based design studio around Jonah Takagi will be present at this year’s Salone Satellite, the exhibition platform for young designers during the Salone del Mobile di Milano, with two new pieces. The ‘Big Bounce’ is a table lamp inspired by the typical film set spots, where the light is projected on a refelctive surface to create a diffused, indirect light source. The lamp is composed of a wooden base and a laser cut and powdercoated steel body. The light source is a 7 W high output LED.