3D Printing

Gizmag's top picks from SaloneSatellite 2015

Gizmag's top picks from Salone...
A look at Gizmag's top choices from the SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
A look at Gizmag's top choices from the SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic chair designs by Aalto University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic chair designs by Aalto University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Unusual designs by L'ecole Bleue (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Unusual designs by L'ecole Bleue (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Keio University students demonstrate how their stress ball generates energy for simple daily tasks (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Keio University students demonstrate how their stress ball generates energy for simple daily tasks (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Keio University's stress ball powers the toilet paper feeder (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Keio University's stress ball powers the toilet paper feeder (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Keio University's Slice of Light paper lamps (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Keio University's Slice of Light paper lamps (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Specially-designed paper features thin LED lighting to create a dramatic effect (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Specially-designed paper features thin LED lighting to create a dramatic effect (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Created by Japanese sustainable designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, the DFM01 prototype is a fully-functional 3D-printed racing bicycle (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Created by Japanese sustainable designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, the DFM01 prototype is a fully-functional 3D-printed racing bicycle (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's Bridget Borgobello interviews Japanese sustainable designer, Satoshi Yanagisawa (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag's Bridget Borgobello interviews Japanese sustainable designer, Satoshi Yanagisawa (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The bike is made from carbon fiber and a series of 3D-printed titanium parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The bike is made from carbon fiber and a series of 3D-printed titanium parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The 3D-printed parts are sintered together by a laser to produce each specific component (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The 3D-printed parts are sintered together by a laser to produce each specific component (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Close-up of a 3D-printed part made from titanium (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Close-up of a 3D-printed part made from titanium (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The 3D-printed titanium parts are created using titanium powder (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The 3D-printed titanium parts are created using titanium powder (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Each component takes about 70 to 80 hours to produce, which means it takes one to two weeks to print all the components for the bike (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Each component takes about 70 to 80 hours to produce, which means it takes one to two weeks to print all the components for the bike (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
According to Yanagisawa, the DFM01 is the first working 3D-printed racing bike in the world (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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According to Yanagisawa, the DFM01 is the first working 3D-printed racing bike in the world (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The project took Yanagisawa six to eight months to complete, all the while modifying and testing the 3D elements along the way (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The project took Yanagisawa six to eight months to complete, all the while modifying and testing the 3D elements along the way (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Geometrical vase takes on a crushed paper look, by Pepe Heykoop (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Geometrical vase takes on a crushed paper look, by Pepe Heykoop (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Flat packed paper vase by Pepe Heykoop (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Flat packed paper vase by Pepe Heykoop (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Unique "Designofakind" collection by M&J Siljenesdal (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Unique "Designofakind" collection by M&J Siljenesdal (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Fondue stool is made by dipping a sponge into melted PVC and letting it dry (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Fondue stool is made by dipping a sponge into melted PVC and letting it dry (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Fondue Stool created by Satsuki Ohata (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Fondue Stool created by Satsuki Ohata (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
C-Wheel Light is made from reclaimed bicycle parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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C-Wheel Light is made from reclaimed bicycle parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Students from Hanyang University in Seoul collaborated to present their WAS Project (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Students from Hanyang University in Seoul collaborated to present their WAS Project (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The WAS Project features a collection of furniture designs made from reclaimed materials (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The WAS Project features a collection of furniture designs made from reclaimed materials (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Drawing inspiration from the local birch trees in Latvia, a group of young designers describes their project as a "tree of energy" (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Drawing inspiration from the local birch trees in Latvia, a group of young designers describes their project as a "tree of energy" (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Lokal Boards" features a series of handcrafted sustainable long boards made from locally-sourced birch wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Lokal Boards" features a series of handcrafted sustainable long boards made from locally-sourced birch wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The team behind Lokal Boards from Art Academy of Latvia (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The team behind Lokal Boards from Art Academy of Latvia (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Honorable Mention was awarded to Documentary Design from Chile for its Mapuguaquèn Speakers Series (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Honorable Mention was awarded to Documentary Design from Chile for its Mapuguaquèn Speakers Series (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The Mapuguaquèn speakers immediately caught our attention as an innovative and sustainable new design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The Mapuguaquèn speakers immediately caught our attention as an innovative and sustainable new design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Each speaker is handcrafted using traditional pottery techniques and features an internal wireless audio technology (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Each speaker is handcrafted using traditional pottery techniques and features an internal wireless audio technology (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Blown glass decorations by Aalto University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Blown glass decorations by Aalto University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
This two-seater sofa splits into two armchairs, by Marangoni School of Design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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This two-seater sofa splits into two armchairs, by Marangoni School of Design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Yuan Yuan Studio creates furniture pieces inspired by Chinese culture and nature (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Yuan Yuan Studio creates furniture pieces inspired by Chinese culture and nature (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Pebble-inspired sofa and armchair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Pebble-inspired sofa and armchair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Running alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the SaloneSatellite this year celebrated its 18th edition (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Running alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the SaloneSatellite this year celebrated its 18th edition (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The show featured various student installations and the presentation of unique projects specially created for SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The show featured various student installations and the presentation of unique projects specially created for SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Stained glass lamps by Arturo Erbsman (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Stained glass lamps by Arturo Erbsman (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Projector lamp by Arturo Erbsman (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Projector lamp by Arturo Erbsman (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Cardboard desk organizers by Alessandra Meacci (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Cardboard desk organizers by Alessandra Meacci (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
SaloneSatellite award entries on display (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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SaloneSatellite award entries on display (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
SaloneSatellite showcased the work of 700 emerging young designers under the age of 35 with the theme "Pianeta vita" – Life planet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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SaloneSatellite showcased the work of 700 emerging young designers under the age of 35 with the theme "Pianeta vita" – Life planet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modular kitchen shelving by Foroofficina (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modular kitchen shelving by Foroofficina (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Unique orange storage wall piece by Foroofficina (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Unique orange storage wall piece by Foroofficina (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Italian designer Stefano Belingardi with his 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Italian designer Stefano Belingardi with his 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Be.st chair is made from a single piece of wood, by Stefano Belingardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Be.st chair is made from a single piece of wood, by Stefano Belingardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The chair folds and clicks into place (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The chair folds and clicks into place (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Creative lamp and bowl design by Mejd Studio (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Creative lamp and bowl design by Mejd Studio (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Furniture as scultpure by Mateo (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Furniture as scultpure by Mateo (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Italian designer Mateo re-invents Philippe Stark's orange juicer into a lamp (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Italian designer Mateo re-invents Philippe Stark's orange juicer into a lamp (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Kimxgensapa upcycles his runaway flatmate's clothes into furniture pieces (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Kimxgensapa upcycles his runaway flatmate's clothes into furniture pieces (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
SaloneSatellite 2014 winners from Moscow (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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SaloneSatellite 2014 winners from Moscow (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Reinventing the bike stand, from Moscow (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Reinventing the bike stand, from Moscow (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Italian designer Alex Ortega presents his creative designs (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Italian designer Alex Ortega presents his creative designs (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Flexible storage spaces made from steel and fabric pockets by Alex Ortega (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Flexible storage spaces made from steel and fabric pockets by Alex Ortega (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Re-inventing the classic hook by Alex Ortega (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Re-inventing the classic hook by Alex Ortega (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Beehive-inspired furniture by Alessandra Meacci (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Beehive-inspired furniture by Alessandra Meacci (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Various light designs by Melbourne Movement (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Various light designs by Melbourne Movement (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's Bridget Borgobello interviews Japanese sustainable designer, Satoshi Yanagisawa (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag's Bridget Borgobello interviews Japanese sustainable designer, Satoshi Yanagisawa (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Colorful Tanggam furniture by MTIB (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Colorful Tanggam furniture by MTIB (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
A coffee table slides into the side of the arm chair for storage (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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A coffee table slides into the side of the arm chair for storage (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Collapsible and portable chair by Originovelty (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Collapsible and portable chair by Originovelty (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The chair closes with one swift movement (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The chair closes with one swift movement (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Collapsible chair hangs on the wall to save space (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Collapsible chair hangs on the wall to save space (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Unique green carpet presentation by Frier & Frier (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Unique green carpet presentation by Frier & Frier (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Glass ball lamp by Studio IF (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Glass ball lamp by Studio IF (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The glass ball lamp features a copper rod which is touch sensitive (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The glass ball lamp features a copper rod which is touch sensitive (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)
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SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)
SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)
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SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)
A look at Gizmag's top choices from the SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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A look at Gizmag's top choices from the SaloneSatellite (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Running alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the SaloneSatellite celebrated its 18th edition this year. Showcasing the work of 700 emerging young designers under the age of 35, and 18 international schools, the theme of this year's exhibition was "Pianeta vita" (Life planet). The show adopted the theme from this year's EXPO "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," which was expressed through various student installations and the presentation of unique projects specially created for the event. Here's a look at Gizmag's top picks from this year's SaloneSatellite.

DFM01 Concept by Triple Bottom Line

Created by Japanese sustainable designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, the DFM01 prototype is a fully-functional 3D-printed racing bicycle. The bike is made from carbon fiber and a series of 3D-printed titanium parts, which are created using titanium powder that is sintered together by a laser to produce each specific part. Each component takes about 70 to 80 hours to produce, which means it takes one to two weeks to print all the components for the bike.

Created by Japanese sustainable designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, the DFM01 prototype is a fully-functional 3D-printed racing bicycle (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Created by Japanese sustainable designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, the DFM01 prototype is a fully-functional 3D-printed racing bicycle (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

"It's quite a unique process combining two completely different materials into one product, so it was quite a huge challenge," Satoshi Yanagisawa told Gizmag at the event. "The challenge was to make a real working prototype in the form of a racing bicycle and not just a concept or idea. We've already tested it with a semi-professional rider in Japan, who gave us some great feedback and luckily none of the parts broke up."

According to Yanagisawa, the DFM01 is the first working fully-3D-printed road racing bike in the world – although at least one company is already making partially 3D-printed models. He took around six to eight months to complete the project, all the while modifying and testing the individual elements along the way. His only challenge now is to test out how long the 3D-printed components will last.

"We know about welding and casting but no one knows the durability of sintered parts," said Yanagisawa. "We need to do more experimenting and work out what the tipping point is before the parts break, as we witnessed in our tests sometimes the metal parts gradually reduce and break off."

The 3D-printed parts are sintered together by a laser to produce each specific component (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The 3D-printed parts are sintered together by a laser to produce each specific component (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Welcome on Board by young designers from Latvia

Drawing inspiration from the local birch trees in Latvia, this group of young designers describes its project as a "tree of energy." The Lokal Boards team members, who are all riders themselves, handcrafted a series of sustainable long boards from locally-sourced birch wood. "The birch tree grows for 70 years, then it gets cut down and from its wood material we made 70 long boards, which is energy for 70 people," co-founder Alberts Vieglins told Gizmag during the SaloneSatellite. "It's birch nurture, you can be active, be happy and you don't get fat."

The Lokal Boards are available for purchase online starting from 85 Euro (US$96) each.

The team behind Lokal Boards from Art Academy of Latvia (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The team behind Lokal Boards from Art Academy of Latvia (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

WAS Project by Hanyang University, School of Interior Architecture and Design

Students from Hanyang University in Seoul collaborated to present their WAS Project, which features a collection of furniture designs made from reclaimed materials. Upcycling old bicycle parts, the students presented an innovative collection which included the C-Wheel Light made from various bicycle parts from off the street; Top Flower Chair, featuring the re-use of bike seats and wheels; and the Basic light feature made from cleaned-up bike frames and wheels.

"The most important thing in this project is something old," said the student designers of the WAS Project. "Everything is born from the past. WAS Project not only converts waste materials into new materials but also integrates an existing identity of something into a core design identity or value of a new product."

C-Wheel Light is made from reclaimed bicycle parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
C-Wheel Light is made from reclaimed bicycle parts (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

SaloneSatellite Award

The exhibit also featured the SaloneSatellite Award, which aims to foster a conversation between young designers and established exhibitors at the Salone del Mobile.

This year's first prize went to Cloud Series Lamp by Xuberance Studio from China. The Cloud lamp collection was created using 3D printing technology, merging a traditional Chinese aesthetic with modern innovation. The second prize was awarded to Scott Haung from Taiwan, for his Dandelion Mirror. This project features an interactive mirror which responds with the viewer's facial movements. The third prize was awarded to Australian designer Viktor Legin, for his Balance Pendant lamp collection. The lamps adopts different positions by shifting a weight and can be used as a mobile sculpture.

SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)
SaloneSatellite Award winners in order from left to right (Photo: Andrea Mariani)

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Documentary Design from Chile for its Mapuguaquèn Speakers Series, and German studio Out for Space for its Coat rack. The Mapuguaquèn speakers immediately caught our attention as an innovative and sustainable new design for household speakers. Each one is handcrafted using traditional pottery techniques and features an internal wireless audio technology.

Honorable Mention was awarded to Documentary Design from Chile for its Mapuguaquèn Speakers Series (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Honorable Mention was awarded to Documentary Design from Chile for its Mapuguaquèn Speakers Series (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

To get a glimpse of all the other designs that were on display during this year's SaloneSatellite, be sure to check out the photo gallery.

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