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SaloneSatellite launches its Permanent Collection


Recently (November 8th) SaloneSatellite launched the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection at the new Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility at Lentate sul Seveso.

Strongly endorsed by Marva Griffin, Founder and Curator of the event conceived in 1998 at the request of the Salone del Mobile, the collection is an anthology of products presented over the twenty one editions of SaloneSatellite as prototypes and as part of the SaloneSatellite 20 Years Collection, a special edition of pieces specially designed to celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary, by renowned designers whose common denominator is having launched their careers at SaloneSatellite. 

SaloneSatellite’s natural inclination to be actively involved with the upcoming generations in the production of their products as well as its invitation to interact with the market and the manufacturing companies means that the collection is tangible evidence of what study, work, commitment and passion can bring about” had to say Claudio Luti, President of Salone del Mobile. “The Permanent Collection will also serve as a spur to the many students passing through the Centre’s classrooms”. 

What the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection really wants to achieve is to create a pathway that will allow visitors to get to grips with the new artistic and methodological evolution that characterises contemporary design: the authors of the works in the collection are a selection of the more than 11,000 young designers who have passed through the ranks of SaloneSatellite, many of whom have become leading designers at global level. New pieces by designers exhibiting in forthcoming editions will swell the collection over the years to come. 

It currently contains some 500 products from the great SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity retrospective exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi and designed by Ricardo Bello Dias at the Fabbrica del Vapore in 2017: these products were presented as prototypes at the first twenty editions of SaloneSatellite and then went on the market, featuring in the catalogues of prestigious and large-scale distribution companies, and other high-profile manufacturing entities. 

Alongside these is a selection of very special pieces from the 2017 SaloneSatellite 20 Years exhibition, devised to celebrate the first twenty years of the event, commissioned from and designed by renowned international designers whose careers took off at SaloneSatellite. 

The Permanent SaloneSatellite Collection is thus intended not just as a place for revisiting the many products that “have made it”, but also as a space for interacting with the territory and the upcoming generations, and for engaging with the design scene of the third millennium.