22 - 27 April
Milan Fairgrounds, Rho
Pavilions 22 - 24

2009 is the 12th edition of the ‘mascot' of the Saloni: the SaloneSatellite, meeting place par excellence for manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young design talents from around the globe.
The original mission of the event has proven both worthwhile and successful: to serve as a bridge between the world of young designers (strictly under 35) and that of manufacturers, who come to the Satellite in search of interesting new projects that they can incorporate into their company's production. 

Being able to claim to have participated in the SaloneSatellite on one's resume is a great point of honour among young designers, who view it as the quintessential springboard into the manufacturing sphere. Consequently, in 2009 as in all previous editions, the number of applications greatly outnumbered the places available.

The fortunate few – about 700 young designers from all over the world – will exhibit their ideas from April 22nd to 27th in Pavilions 22 and 24 of the Rho fairgrounds. Half of them participated in the Satellite of last year and/or the year before, in keeping with the rule that no designer can participate more than 3 times. 

Along with these individuals, the Satellite features 22 design schools from 14 countries, with India (Industrial Design Center in Mumbai), Poland (Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan), Republic of San Marino (University of San Marino) and Russia (National Design Institute of Moscow) making their debut. 

The difficult task of evaluating the entries is entrusted to a prestigious Selection Committee composed of major international figures from the worlds of design, architecture, manufacturing and communication: Giovanni Anzani, CEO of Poliform; Cinzia Ferrara, architect and lighting designer; Beppe Finessi, architect and critic; Daniele Livi, CEO of Livit; Gege Marogna, Chief Editor of Casamica; Ettore Mocchetti, Director of AD Italia; Satyendra Pakhalè, designer (veteran of the SaloneSatellite 2001); Chantal Prod'Hom, Director of MUDAC, Lausanne; Denis Santachiara, architect; Nick Vinson, Special Projects Director, Wallpaper; Marva Griffin Wilshire, curator of the SaloneSatellite.

In keeping with its philosophy of supporting young people as they enter the world of design, the SaloneSatellite has a longstanding agreement with ADI (Italian Industrial Design Association) to offer special assistance to those who wish to protect their work through enrolment in the Design Register. Copyright protection is valid only in Italy. 

Architect Ricardo Bello Dias, who has designed the installation of every edition of the Satellite since its inception, continues the tradition in 2009.

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