Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Milan: Avverati

Salone Satellite is one of the most interesting areas to visit at the Salone del Mobile. It is an area for emerging designers and students to display their designs to talent scouts, manufacturers and a curious public. This year an exhibition called Avverati (A Dream Come True) was held in this area to highlight the many successful pieces that have emerged from Salone Satellite since it began in 1998. There were many wonderful designs here; some that I recognized and some that were exciting new discoveries.

Indaco Design created these ceramic boxes in 2003. They function as storage boxes, display objects and ovenproof casseroles.

A star-shaped cut eliminates material at critical points on this tray designed by Suntae Kim in 2006. When fruit is added they reassemble tropical flowers.

Catherine Mui designed this lamp in 2005. It can be maneuvered to into different shapes by sliding the boxes from side to side.

David Trubridge, who is a new discovery for me, currently has a large collection of furniture and lighting that takes its inspiration from natural forms. He originally exhibited the Body Raft at the Salone Sattelite in 2001 and the Reed Light in 2002.

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