Tucked away behind the impressive bathroom stands of Hall 24, Salone Satellite provided some of the most interesting designs of the show. Young designers were one of the first to suffer the effects of the downturn and that was reflected in the relatively poor showing in 2009. However, we are glad to report the show was bigger, brighter and stronger this year. We are also glad to report that UK designers had a major part to play in the success.
London designers Gemma Fabbri and Chris Ager of Scene showed Doris, a side table in powder-coated aluminium which can be combined with her younger sisters Bridget and Ruth to provide a contemporary nest. Scene also presented Time shelves, inspired by time and motion with the frame reminiscent of an old fashioned egg-timer.
Corinna Warm presented her Circus pendant lamps in a range of colours and sizes (below).
Having recently moved from the UK to Barcelona, Lime Studio presented a series of new products including the Marina bench for outdoor use, Pivot table and Ghost light.
Other highlights included Petter Skogstads floating Disco light, the beautiful Bambi and Platypus from Studio Ju Ju and Outofstock's delicious Boya table light.
We're looking forward to seeing more of these pieces and these young designers.