An appointment with the Saloni particularly expected, to the Rho, is the one with the Salone Satellite, designed sixteen years ago by Marva Griffin. Year after year has brought to the fore some of the best names in contemporary design. Allowed designers under-35, for a maximum of three times before the fateful age threshold. The candidates are selected by an international jury, different each time, which includes entrepreneurs, journalists and industry professionals. Just like all other exhibitors at the fair, young designers rent to pay a booth inside the Pavilions 22 and 24 with dedicated input and available free to the public for the duration of the event (April 9 to 14). The theme of this 16th edition reads: “Design and crafts together for the industry.” Explains Griffin, the curator: “I wanted to focus on the integration between traditional craftsmanship and modern performance possibilities they offer technology and industrial organization. In manual design experience, knowledge of materials is critical to the design and the development of industrial products. This is why I wanted to recreate four botteghededicate respectively to metal, wood, entrusted to two artisans of Canterbury – but still I’ll let the name – and the glass. For the latter, I invited Massimo Lunardon of Vicenza. In the past he also participated in the Satellite, and now creates prototypes for the most important Italian companies. Will take care of every day of the workshop public demonstration. Of course I could not even consider the digital craftsmanship, calling for this fourth ‘shop’ the collective Arduino Turin. Will also run through the city with a camper equipped “. Another highlight is the award ceremony, scheduled Wednesday, April 10 at 15.00, for the Salone Satellite Award. The award now in its fourth edition will reward the best projects among those registered by the participants in the Satellite, and visible in a display in a special space inside the halls. We’ll be there to tell you about it. Also this year there are about seven hundred designers – some you present them with photos of their projects. They come from 33 countries, including 17 new graduates of schools and universities design. Among these 10 to their first participation. From Italy: the Italian Academy Art Fashion and Design in Florence and Rome, the Second University of Naples and the University of Enna “Kore”. Other new entries: Brazil (Universidade de Caxias do Sul), China (Beijing University of Technology – College of Art and Design), Estonia (Tallinn University of Technology), Finland (Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences), Germany (Burg Giebichenstein ), Puertorico (Escuela Internacional de Diseno – Universidad del Turabo) and Taiwan (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology). Among the various national groups that have confirmed their presence, as the designers dell’associazioneWBDM (Wallonie-Bruxelles Design / Mode) and Melbourne Movement (collective founded in 1999 by Kjell Grant, designer and lecturer at RMIT University) and Chile-ProChile (governmental association for the promotion of Chile abroad) Malaysia is present with greater representation of young talent. As usual, will land in Milan, as guests, also the three winners of SaloneSatellite Moscow 2012, awarded in October: Latvians Ligita Brege and Rodion Zenevich and Russian Yaroslav Misonzhnikov.