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salone satellite: 20 years of new creativity

Posted in 1, Been, Designed, indiandesign by unliked on July 1, 2017

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In April 2017, we were part of the mega exhibition Salone Satellite: 20 years of New Creativity at Milan, Italy. The exhibition celebrated 20 years of the young designer’s section of the Salone del Mobile – the Salone Satellite. 500 products curated by the Italian architect Beppe Finessi were exhibited at the Fabbrica del Vapore space during Milan Design Week.

 

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Our product, Kvikk, was displayed in the category ‘Typological Innovation’ alongside work by Marc Newson, Nendo, Matali Crasset, Scholten & Baijings, Satyendra Pakhale and a long list of Satellite alumni.

 

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Besides Kvikk, two other selected products by Unlike Design Co. – Ammo and Slot – were also published in a new book by Corraini Editions.

 

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Also included in the exhibition was Indian design studio Studio Avni, the only other Indian representation.

Many thanks to Marva Griffin Wilshire and the team at Salone Satellite and Salone del Mobile for this wonderful opportunity.

Photo © Andrea Mariani and © Unlike Design Co.

at salone satellite 2014

Posted in 1 by unliked on March 28, 2014

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A very welcome email in November last year announced our selection for the Salone Satellite 2014, a part of the Salone Del Mobile in Milan. The Satellite is now in its 17th year and brings together global designers and studios under the age of 35 to present their ideas and prototypes to the world’s best furniture manufacturers and brands, the visiting trade and of course consumers and the general public. So from April 08 to 13, we shall be at Hall 13/15 of the Milan Furniture Fair aka Salone Del Mobile presenting our new furniture and accessories at Stand C4.

Follow our updates from the fair on instagram (@generalaesthetic and @lvnya_), on facebook, twitter and of course we shall post a string of pictures on the blog after the after.

at the milan furniture fair

Posted in 1, Designed by unliked on May 6, 2013

So after years of watching fancy slideshows of it on design blogs, I finally got on to that flight to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile aka the Milan Furniture Fair. We showed two stool prototypes as part of the exhibit of our friend and designer Rohit Kumar – who was selected to present his work within the Salone Satellite 2013, the young designers section of the fair.

 

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This is not the first time we’ve been a part of the Milan fair though. In 2008, we were one of the winners of the GAS World Flag design competition and our t-shirt ‘Flutter’ was on show at Superstudio Piu, Via Tortona during the Salone. The stools we designed are based on the Banaras story we’ve been working on for sometime now – trying to capture in a small yet significant way the soul of a city we love so much.

 

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Big credits to our friend and designer Pankaj Narain who helped us get these products to life and to Rohit, without whom this trip would not have been as exciting as it was.