Impressions from this year's edition of SaloneSatellite
Featuring some of the most creative, up-and-coming young (below the age of 35) designers and design schools from all over the world, this year SaloneSatellite celebrated its fifteenth birthday by ‘dedicating the 2012 edition to technology.’ In case you’ve missed it while in Milan, Architonic was there, with our ubiquitous camera on hand. Follow the link to our Facebook page to view no less than 220 images from this resourceful and decidedly inspiring show.
to Photo tour of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012, SaloneSatellite
including: WOW, Yenwen Tseng, Bbh, Vogelius & Muller, Snook/Way, …Some German Designers, 45 Kilo, Akka, Lukas Dahlen, Belgium is Design, My Concrete Garden, Two Designers, Laure Kasiers, Florian Saul, Florstedt/Jasny/Wilhelmse, Mermeladaestudio, Fogstudio, Federico Churba, Hoffmann & Krauss, Lisa Jo-Fan Chang, Staffan Holm, From Yuhang, Bao-nghi Droste, gt2p, Kaschkasch, Dots, Matteo Crispiatico, Angell Wyller Aarseth, Postfossil, Jacky Wu Design, Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, Raul Lauri’, Acquacalda, Timo Niskanen, Rui Alves, Boenisch & Schellenberger, Jonas Forsman, Zhoujie Digital Lab, Studio Vit, Yoy, Greyge, Hiroomi Tahara, Addi, Big-Game, Antoinette Bader, Mut Design, March Gut, Johan Lindsten, Strek Collective, Pasila Design, Petra Wuestling, Technical Emotions and Melbourne Movement
'Melt down' pendant light by Johan Lindstén
Inspired by his recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, a young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has created this series of spherical, semi-translucent pendant lights called ‘Melt down’. Suspended from a simple, coloured lamp cord, the design features an oval shade whose form appears to have adapted to a protruding light bulb located within. ‘Melt down’ was showcased earlier in April at Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite. (more…)
Detail of 'Triz In' stoll by Michael Blumenfeld
Following his ‘research to find the boundaries of raw material properties,’ a young Israeli designer and recent Industrial design Graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Michael Blumenfeld has realised this neat solid wood stool called ‘Triz In’ (Hebrew for ‘wedge’). Based on the principle of splitting wedge, the curvilinear stool is constructed by insertion of three wedges between two thin plates of wood without the use of any additional parts or joints. Watch how a plain, untreated plank is transformed into a finished stool in the video below. (more…)
Ventura Lambrate exhibitions, as seen by Architonic
Join us on our photographic journey through the streets of this year’s edition of Ventura Lambrate which took place earlier this month during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. In the second installment of Architonic’s popular photo tours, we showcase more than 100 photographs featuring some of the best innovations and new products by an array of up-and-coming talents who presented their projects within the Lambrate area.
to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 2
Ventura Lambrate exhibitions, as seen by Architonic
Join us on our photographic journey through the streets of this year’s edition of Ventura Lambrate which took place earlier last week during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. In the first installment of Architonic’s popular photo tours, we showcase the up-and-coming talents who presented their innovations and inspiring products and materials within the Lambrate area.
With nearly 100 images featuring the most interesting creations from Supercycles, NIGHTSHOP, Danish Crafts, Jolan van der Wiel, In Residence Design, Atelier Belge, Han Gallery, Den Herder Production House and Plus Design Gallery, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!
to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 1
'1.3' Chair by Kihyun Kim for Zeitraum; photo by Team Schalterhalle
A young Korean designer and last year’s RCA graduate Kihyun Kim has just been awarded the prestigious Designs of the Year Award 2012 in the furniture category for his ‘1.3’ Chair. The design, which is most probably world’s lightest wooden chair, was realised as Kim’s MA Design Product graduate project and the chair has now been put into production by a German manufacturer Zeitraum. Originally made of balsa wood and weighting a feathery (less than Gio Ponti’s 1957 ‘Superleggera’) 1.28 kg, the ‘1.3’ Chair is now available in oak, ash and American walnut. It was presented earlier last week at Zeitraum’s stand in hall 7 and at the RCA Paradise show at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate. (more…)
'ICON 03' chair by Jan Plecháč for NgispeN
Drawing his inspiration from the iconic De Stijl Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld almost one hundred years ago (in 1917), a young award-winning Czech designer Jan Plecháč has created this bold, wire chair for Gispen’s ‘Playing With Tradition’ brand NgispeN. Launched last week at the Temporary Museum For New Design in Superstudio Piu, ‘ICON 03’ can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to its durable steel structure. (more…)
'Holo' pendant lamp by Patrycja Domanska; photo by Paris Tsitsos
A young Polish-born Vienna-based designer Patrycja Domanska has recently created this simple metal pendant lamp whose colour changes once the design heats up. Made of spun aluminium, ‘Holo’ is coated with a special thermochromic paint which fades from vivid turquoise to white when the lamp reaches 31 〫C (as seen in the video below). The design will be presented at Designersblock Milan 2012 which will take place as part of MOST during this year’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)