One thing that every single visitor to Salone del Mobile cannot dispute is the sheer enormity of exhibition. Spread across 3.7 million square feet at the Fiera Milano, the journey entails walking all the way to the very last hall, a good kilometer and a half away from the entrance of the exhibition, through the buzzing crowd of design aficionados and critics can be daunting.
But it was so worth it! We made the trip to visit the Salone Satellite, an alternative platform of the beloved Milan furniture fair, that hosts young designers under 35 from design schools and studios from all over the globe. It provides the next generation of the design community with an international springboard to showcase their creativity, find a foothold, meet their critics and familiarise themselves with the design fellowship of today. This year, Salone Satellite hosted 650 young designers spread across the 2,800 square meters space and Love That Design was, of course, present to discover the inspirations, creativity and talent behind the awe-inspiring designs.
Each stall gave us a deeper peek into the future of the next generation of design specialists helping us to better imagine the shape of design to come. Here are our top picks from 2018’s edition of Salone Satellite.