The first syllabary of the history of creativity of the third millennium


Today marks the launch of the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection at the new LegnoArredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility at LentatesulSeveso. 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.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the President of the Regional Government of Lombardy Attilio Fontana, the President of Salone del Mobile Claudio Luti, the President of Federlegno Arredo Emanuele Orsini, the President of the ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Giovanni Anzaniand the Director of the ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Angelo Candiani and the Founder and Curator of SaloneSatellite Marva Griffin.


“I am delighted that the SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection has found its home here at the LegnoArredo Training Centre, in a space dedicated to students and burgeoning talents, and open to anyone wanting to visit. The objects on exhibit may be sources of inspiration and learning, precisely because of having been designed by other young people who made them fuelled by their passion, enthusiasm and desire to win,” said Marva Griffin, Founder and Curator of SaloneSatellite.


It currently contains some 500 products from the great SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity retrospective exhibition curated by BeppeFinessi and designed by Ricardo Bello Dias at the Fabbrica del Vapore in 2017.
Three different design approaches have informed these products. Many of the makers focused on typological innovation, attempting to rethink the traditional shapes of domestic objects, cleverly reinventing candlesticks, hooks, clothes hangers and even technological instruments as well as upholstered pieces, tables and bookcases.


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. Some of these objects were produced by the designers themselves, others were presented and marketed by companies exhibiting at the Salone del Mobile.Milano.


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.


Particular thanks are due to the Salone del Mobile.Milano exhibitors who, over the years, have put their faith in these young people, incorporating the prototypes presented at SaloneSatellite into their catalogues.