Salone Satellite 2011

The area for young design talents Satellite at the Salone del Mobile, was exciting and full of talent. Overall tendencies counted plenty of scandinavian blond timber, mix of materials (glass/ceramics, timber/metal etc), flashes of pastel colours, flat-pack furniture and plenty of new lighting design!

Here’s a selection of some of the best stands and products:



Finnish design collective Kaamos, which means ‘polar night’, showed tactile and beautiful products inspired by the summer cottage traditions of Finland—simple, down-to-earth creations that celebrate craftsmanship and Scandinavian simplicity

Read more: Kaamos


Part science experiment, part bell jar, this limited-edition object is part of a collection entitled Here and T(here), created by Italian designers Fabrica for the Rome gallery Secondome. Each piece is signed and numbered.

Read more: Fabrica


Washington DC based Atelier Takagi had clever table bases and curious lamps. It’s clear to see that founder Jonah Takagi has japanese roots. One high light was Big Bounce, a new release from Jonah Takagi, features an FSC-certified oak base augmented by a laser-cut, powder-coated steel.

Read more: Atelier Takagi


Studio Juju from Singapore had delicate handcrafted objects in ceramics and timber and cute lighting called AT Lamps that reminded of animals.

Read more: Studio Juju



Linke Dienes Herkner is a dutch design collective. The stand had a good mixture of handcrafted products, scandinavian inspiration and neon details in yellow.

Reinhard Dienes showed bold timber mirrors called Calle and Punch Light Pendants, while Sebastian Herkner showed his new basket/tables Bask, made from paper yarn woven onto a metal frame and his Clip Chairs for De Vorm.

Read more: Richard Dienes

Read more: Sebastian Herkner


Brikolör is a swedish design studio consisting of the 4 designers Victor Alm, Fredrik Hansson, Mathias Eriksson and Sami Kallio – the last mentioned already being a Sofiliumm-favorite after his show at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The studio presented a very pastel-based stand with highlights such as the Älta Stabil stool and the Lärk Cabinet.

Read more: Brikolör


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