The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announces that SCAD furniture design and industrial design students will be participating as design professionals in the exclusive 2012 SaloneSatellite at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April. New work from SCAD students Bradley Bowers, Alejandro Figueredo and Matt Gray will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition at the internationally renowned design fair from April 17-22 in Milan, Italy.
Bowers, an M.A. furniture design candidate from Texas and Savannah, Georgia, will show his unique tabletop vase “Om,” (attached) crafted of paper and latex. He will also show “Mona,” a multi-purpose tabletop vessel, and his innovative lounge, “Shell,” which creates a sense of true balance when used.
Figueredo, from Caracas, Venezuela, will exhibit “Ligna,” (attached) a tabletop lamp, and “Gira,” a hanging lamp, from his lighting series that explores themes of balance and tension.
Gray of Dallas, Texas, will exhibit two pieces, “Li,” a low table intended to encourage a new type of dining experience, and “Ante,”(attached) a series of wall-mounted antlers that seek to create a juxtaposition between the natural world and manufactured objects, that can be used as a rack or serve as artful décor.
The designs make up the students’ professionally driven design consortium PLZ DNT TCH.
The SaloneSatellite was created to focus on young, talented designers under age 35 from around the world. Since its inception, the SaloneSatellite has served as a hub for manufacturers and talent scouts, and many of the prototypes displayed have gone into production. 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of SaloneSatellite, which this year adopts the theme, “Design <-> Technology,” in keeping with the event's goal of looking to the future for new ways to consider and create design. Designs at the SaloneSatellite have been through a rigorous selection process and were chosen for inclusion by a committee of professionals from the fields of design, architecture and design media.