Reading #5 –  20 years of history of the SaloneSatellite, 20 years of Mistory of the SaloneSatellite, 500 designers listed

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SaloneSatellite, 20 years of creativity
by Beppe Finessi & Leonardo Sonnoli
Published by Corraini Edizioni

Courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano | lllustration: Leonardo SonnoliApril 2017
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This book narrates 20 years of history of the SaloneSatellite, the annual event inside the Salone del Mobile in Milan since 1998, boosting the career of promising young designers .

I look at it for over 2 hours and got amazed by this incredible list of talented designers (500) in which are included over 50 japanese designers as Teruhiro Yanagihara, YOY, Daisuke Kitagawa, Makoto Kawamoto, Nendo, Kaichiro Design, Kenji Fukushima, Shinya Yoshida…

All those names are already part of my listing of japanese design studios but I think that this book is a must-have for all designers, it’s a ‘bible’ of the most talented designers of nowadays. At least if you have the opportunity, you should definitely look at it.

” Among the international designers at the height of their success today, many began their careers about twenty years ago. And many made their debut at the SaloneSatellite. Over the years, from Matali Crasset to Satyendra Pakhalé, llkka Suppanen to Nendo, Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of Deepdesign, all of them have been selected and discovered by the great design godmother, Marva Griffin. The idea was as simple as it was revolutionary: to take advantage of the audience of journalists, dealers, curators and entrepreneurs that flock to the Salone del Mobile, to give young designers of outstanding talent a showcase that could make a career happen – and to give the world the opportunity to enjoy their passion and imagination. After twenty years the Satellite is still on its voyage of discovery, finding new planets and new moons every year. AII intensely habitable! ”