HERE COMES THE DESIGNER GRAVESTONE
“In its constant quest for the freshest, sexiest, most age-defying products, the design world takes little time out to contemplate mortality. But having queued for a playful bounce on the show’s hippest chair, visitors to this year’s Milan Design Fair were brought up short. Sombre crowds gathered respectfully around the Seeyou gravestone, designed by Akos Maurer Klimes and Peter Kucsera, both 29, for Hungarian concrete company Ivanka.”
Helen Brown, Guardian UK
We proudly invite you to our exposition:
SEEYOU’ Concrete gravestone from Hungary – AFTERLIFESTYLE at the Milan Design Week
Salone Satellite 2009 Event, Saloni Milano
Hungarian firm IVANKA with Kucsera-Maurer Strategic Design Consultancy have created object and soul: a gravestone named ‘Seeyou’ made out of poured concrete. They are making their debut at the Milan Design Week showing an exhibition about visual culture for and after our life.
Event: ‘Seeyou’ at SALONE SATELLITE 2009, SALONI MILANO
Dates of Show: 22-27 APRIL 2009
Venue: Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan)
Exhibit Hall: in the rear of pavilions 22-24 Stand Nr.: 30
Exhibitors: 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Visitors: 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Concrete Gravestone Design, 2008
Designers: Ákos Maurer Klimes, Péter Kucsera
Project producers: András Rudolf Ivánka, Katalin Ivánka
Phenomena and forces of nature are invited to be involved in cretating an interaction. The look of the object changes in season and time. The water in it reflects the outer world, the mossing gives a beautiful appearance even if nobody cares.
The tomb is not only a connection between the departed and the bereaved, but help families in togetherness.
NOT DONE YET
to be completed by you and nature.
© Drawings by Ákos Maurer Klimes
SaloneSatellite 2009: embracing creativity
This spring marks the return of the unmissable design event dedicated to the creativity of the under-35 crowd, in concomitance with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Euroluce and the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition. At the Rho fairgrounds from April 22nd to 27th 2009, open as alwaysto the general public, every day and free of charge.
2009 is the 12th edition of the ‘mascot’ of the Saloni: the SaloneSatellite, meeting place par excellence for manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young design talents from around the globe. The original mission of the event has proven both worthwhile and successful: to serve as a bridge betweenthe world of young designers (strictly under 35) and that of manufacturers, who come to the Satellitein search of interesting new projects that they can incorporate into their company’s production.
Being able to claim to have participated in the SaloneSatellite on one’s resume is a great point of honour among young designers, who view it as the quintessential springboard into the manufacturing sphere. Consequently, in 2009 as in all previous editions, the number of applications greatly outnumbered the places available.
The fortunate few – about 700 young designers from all over the world – will exhibit their ideas from April 22nd to 27th in Pavilions 22 and 24 of the Rho fairgrounds. Half of them participated in the Satellite of last year and/or the year before, in keeping with the rule that no designer can participate more than 3 times.
Along with these individuals, the Satellite features 22 design schools from 14 countries, with India (Industrial Design Center in Mumbai), Poland (Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan), Republic of San Marino (Universityof San Marino) and Russia (National Design Institute of Moscow) making their debut.
The difficult task of evaluating the entries is entrusted to a prestigious Selection Committee composed of major international figures from the worlds of design, architecture, manufacturing and communication: Giovanni Anzani, CEO of Poliform; Cinzia Ferrara, architect and lighting designer; Beppe Finessi, architectand critic; Daniele Livi, CEO of Livit; Gege Marogna, Chief Editor of Casamica; Ettore Mocchetti, Directorof AD Italia; Satyendra Pakhalè, designer (veteran of the SaloneSatellite 2001); Chantal Prod’Hom,
Director of MUDAC, Lausanne; Denis Santachiara, architect; Nick Vinson, Special Projects Director, Wallpaper; Marva Griffin Wilshire, curator of the SaloneSatellite.
In keeping with its philosophy of supporting young people as they enter the world of design,
the SaloneSatellite has a longstanding agreement with ADI (Italian Industrial Design Association) to offer special assistance to those who wish to protect their work through enrolment in the Design Register. Copyright protection is valid only in Italy.
Architect Ricardo Bello Dias, who has designed the installation of every edition of the Satellite since its inception, continues the tradition in 2009.
The SaloneSatellite: more than ever, a guarantee of creative excellence.
Milan, 12th February 2009
Press info: Marva Griffin Wilshire