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Designers chosen at the SaloneSatellite 2018
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Rinascente has design woven into its DNA, and has always had a natural inclination to recognise and give talent a platform, offering budding designers a practical chance to meet the wider public.

2018 marks the SIXTH consecutive year that the partnership with SALONESATELLITE/SALONE DEL MOBILE.MILANO has been renewed, giving the candidates promoted by SaloneSatellite 2018 the opportunity to display and sell their products in the Design Supermarket.

From 3 OCTOBER until December, nine young designers chosen from 650 PARTICIPANTS can therefore benefit from an exceptional endorsement opportunity, presenting their artistic vision and creative skills in a showcase that draws in a large section of the public every day, whether they be Italian or international.

It is therefore a challenge to picture the form of design that will be seen, and to imagine how the new generations will mould an unusual and perfect balance between design, function and beauty.

 

WITH THAT IN MIND, GET READY FOR SOME HIGHLY INSPIRED PRODUCTS

STEFANO CARTA VASCONCELLOS

STEFANO CARTA VASCONCELLOS

Winner of SaloneSatellite 2018

Winner of SaloneStellite 2018 with the project CucinaLeggera, Vasconcellos grew up between Italy and Brazil, and resides both in Cagliari and in Milan, where he works as a product and interior designer. In 2013 he founded his studio, with the goal of combining craftsmanship and digital creations, handling projects that range from cutlery to office accessories.

 

COLLECTION: BIRCH WOOD FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES

FERRO (2018)
The curved shapes of this desk organiser is inspired by the waves of the sea at Porto Ferro, Sardinia. Made from a single sheet of metal at the artisanal workshop BAM in Nuoro, it is an ideal holder for pens, pencils, sticky notes and a mobile phone.

ITALODESK (2018)
A set of writing desks made of birch plywood. The frame is held together by joints alone, with no use of screws or glue, and can be assembled in a few minutes. Customers can choose the size because each piece is custom-designed digitally.

VALDO (2018)
A set of stools made of birch plywood. The frame is held together by joints alone. Once again, no screws or glue are required, and it can be assembled in a few minutes. Customers can choose its size on the digital system

MAURO BARONCHELLI

MAURO BARONCHELLI

Mauro Baronchelli began his career as a restorer of antique and 20th century objects by studying the construction details made by famous designers such as Parisi, Buffa, Albini, Ponti and Fornasetti. It was due to this that he decided to create his own furnishings, starting from a mere sketch on paper or a 3D project in order to simplify as much as possible, creating unique items.

 

COLLECTION: ARMCHAIR AND LAMPS

LA POLTRONA
Designed to simplify traditional padding materials, such as springs, belts and upholstery with a new type of comfortable and ergonomic sprung seat, that is made by using a special moulding process. The armchair is assembled with just 9 screws, and any replacement of the seat and back cover does not require a skilled individual.

GIRAFFONA E GIRAFFINA
Two simple but refined lamps that create a welcoming ambience. The elongated, stylised shape is reminiscent of a giraffe, hence the playful but effective name.

VISSER + MEIJWAARD

VISSER + MEIJWAARD

Visser & Meijwaard is the studio founded by Steven Visser (1985) and Vera Meijwaard (1988) in 2013 to create distinctive products with a minimalist design. Their defining characteristics are versatile materials and clean lines. The two designers use archetypal shapes to create new products in conceptual, production and set design. They have also worked for Hermès and Pulpo Products.

 

COLLECTION: STOOLS

STOOL TRUECOLORS
Visser & Meijwaard wanted to see how PVC could be the key material in a piece of contemporary furniture. Truecolors comprises natural oak frames lined with a coloured PVC covering that can be opened and closed with industrial hinges. Versatility in terms of colour and function are the key features of the entire collection.

NŌME.

NŌME.

Valeria Sergienko is an international interior and product designer. In 2016, she founded her brand Nōme that has become even more experimental in the realm of art design. She won the SaloneSatellite 2016 award in Moscow, and received a rising star award from publishers Dezeen, Yatzer, Stylepark and Domus at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.


COLLECTION: ACCESSORIES MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIAL
PERCEPTION
This collection of cups and trays has been conceived by the designer to connect people to their surrounding environment, alleviating its impact with a smart and sustainable design: discarded materials are not regarded as useless, but rather as the starting point for a new project. It is in this way that wood, plastic, paper, rubber and glass become the soul of new objects. They are all designed to be perceived by the senses and to build awareness of the importance of wasting nothing.

KENKŌ

KENKŌ

Kenko produces sports equipment for home use that boasts a minimalist and functional design. Using only natural materials, such as wood and cork, Kenko geometrically pleasing items that can be perfectly included into any setting, like true sculptures.


COLLECTION: SPORTS EQUIPMENT
PALESTRA DI DESIGN (DESIGN GYM)
Quite unlike the usual sports equipment that, made of plastic, is put away when not being used, Kenko’s products are genuine design objects made of high-quality materials, like cork from Portugal, which can be harvested several times without damaging the plant. Strong and functional, they comprise several parts that can be easily assembled and therefore replaced.

VALENTINA ZUENDEL

VALENTINA ZUENDEL

Born in Austria in 1986, Zuendel grew up in an industrial warehouse for theatre backdrops with her parents, who were both artists. Her functional and sleek design is never separated from an inner lightness, and features minimalist forms. The highly practical features are imbued with a taste for daily objects.


COLLECTION: FURNISHING ACCESSORIES
STANDING WORKSTATION
This item brings together a writing desk and a bookcase, keeping only the essential features, namely a suspended metal frame with tilting surfaces. The standing workstation is designed for passageways that, when necessary, become temporary workstations, corresponding with the trend of working anywhere.

RICCIO
A handmade resin pouf in the shape of a hedgehog for both outdoor and indoor use. Nature becomes a sculpture and then a furnishing item.

ALBA
White Carrara marble shelf with a slot to insert a brass mirror and hang jewellery.

ALIZARINA STUDIO

ALIZARINA STUDIO

With a degree in Scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, and then a masters Degree in Theatrical Sciences and Techniques at the IUAV University in Venice, in 2015 Alizarina started to work with fabric to create design objects that bring together all the warmth of scenography and handcrafting care. Panels inspired by tapestries form a path based on the exploration of potential itineraries and paths.


COLLECTION: FABRIC PANELS
The products presented are unique items that have been entirely handmade exclusively for Rinascente. The material used is 100% hand-dyed wool that is first put together by hand and then with a sewing machine to endow the embroidery with intensity. These creations are inspired by imaginary places, such as Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, or by real but also magical sites, such as the wonderful Venice.