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April 22, 2015
Our coverage of Milan Design Week 2015 continues with a stop at Salone Satellite, an exhibition of emerging talent from around the world.
Alex Ortega Rain shelves exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Barcelona-based designer Alex Ortega exhibited these crimped metal display shelves. They might not be able to handle your weightiest tomes, but we were smitten with their simplicity and vibrant colors. 

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Elise Luttik Upside down table

A graduate of the Delft University of Technology, Elise Luttik focused on designs to be produced with a 3-D printer. For Salone, the Amsterdam-based designer worked with a traditional material. The Upside down table is made from ash wood and can be used as either a storage basket, stool, or side table—clever indeed.

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Babel Shelf by Kristian Knobloch exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Kristian Knobloch, a designer based in Munich and London, created the modular Babel shelf.

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Mirror Unknown by Ingrid Hulskamp exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Amsterdam-based designer Ingrid Hulskamp's Mirror Unknown infuses Dutch whimsy with a typical household object. In a somewhat OCD-like manner, Mulskamp was inpsired by "the guilty pleasure of tearing paper off." Over 50 sheets of painted paper are glued to the mirror and can be torn off layer by layer, creating an abstract motif.

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Orla Reynolds As If From Nowhere

As If From Nowhere by Irish designer Orla Reynolds houses a table and chairs within the frame of a bookshelf.

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As If From Nowhere by Orla Reynolds

And voila! A full dining set appears.

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Petiole Lamp by Andreas Bergsaker exhibited at Salone 2015

Riffing on "the graciously swinging blue bellflower of the mountains of Norway," Andreas Bergsaker's Petiole lamp boasts a shade that can be rotated to direct light wherever one desires. Made of birch, it has an aluminum base.

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Ateliers J&J shelf

Belgian studio Ateliers J&J exhibited furniture and shelving with an industrial aesthetic.

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Ateliers J&J shelf exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Also by Ateliers J&J, a shelf that fits into corners.

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Mil coffee tables by Buro Famos exhibited at Salone Satellite

While Carrara marble has been on-trend for years now, black stones are coming to the fore. Büro Famos, a studio located in Berlin, uses black cora marble and an interlocking ash-veneer base for its Mil coffee table.

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Buero Famos Orb light for Modoluce

The studio also had a piece in Euroluce, the bi-annual lighting fair. The Orb pendant features a smoked glass shade and metallic elements that reference the look of lightbulb filaments.

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Green easy chair by Formellt exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Frida Erson and Martin Eckerberg, co-founders of the Stockholm firm Formellt, designed an easy chair with upholstery that envelops the frame like a cocoon.

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Also by Formellt: the candy-colored shelving shown here. 

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New Old Divider by KiMU Lab exhibited at Salone Satellite

Taiwan studio KiMU Lab marries traditional paper fans with a powder-coated metal frame for its New Old Divider.

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Out For Space lounge chair made from karuun exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Out for Space, a multidisciplinaty design collective, sought to reimagine rattan as a furniture-building material and produced this lounge chair using karuun, a stronger, engineered version.

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Out For Space clock made from karuun exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

This graphic clock is another product made from karuun, further illustrating the diverse applications of the material.

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Alex Ortega Rain shelves exhibited at Salone Satellite 2015

Barcelona-based designer Alex Ortega exhibited these crimped metal display shelves. They might not be able to handle your weightiest tomes, but we were smitten with their simplicity and vibrant colors. 

In 1998, Marva Griffin Wilshire established Salone Satellite as a showcase of designers under the age of 35. "There was a such an incredible need—in those days no one was taking care of the young designers," Griffin says. Each practitioner is hand-selected to exhibit and the show has launched many careers: Matali Crasset, Oki Sato, and Patrick Jouin, to name a few, made their debuts at Satellite. This year, we were excited to see experimentation with new materials, pieces that express heritage in a contemporary way, clever multifuntional furniture, as well as items with a sculptural sensibility.



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