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April 14, 2016
The Salone Satellite program is a showcase for emerging design talents under the age of 35— many looking to take prototype to product. Its 19th edition welcomed international designers from Mexico to Mauritius. Among them, here are 10 names you're sure to be talking about soon.

Romanian brand Dare to Rug—founded in late 2015—is focused on reviving the local tradition of rug-making. Its name is a challenge to customers to rediscover Romania's textile tradition, one that fell out of favor after the Soviet era. 

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Grace Souky's elegant mix-and-match tabletop collection is divided into three categories: surfaces, tools, and containers. 

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Zurich-based brand Schönstaub partnered with fellow Swiss designer Daniel Wehrli, whose slick metallic tables reflected the richly patterned rugs.

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Studio Lorier presented a range of modular and convertible designs, includnig a coat rack modeled after a tree and a flat-pack book shelf system.

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Just like we explored in our recent look at the psychology of design, Frédérique Ficheroulle's Mood Cups are meant to enhance the users emotions through their form.

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The Moving Melbourne collective brought designs equally inspired by the exuberance of the Memphis Group and the practicality of the Bauhaus, its members said. The table is balanced by a trio of store-bought exercise weights.

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Daphna Laurens considers herself a "form maker," and often begins her designs by riffing on geometry. Twisted paper was the inspiration for a recent conical lamp. 

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Beijing designer Frank Cho brough one of Satellite's most sophisticated collections—a modern take on Art Deco and traditional Chinese forms in a restrained palette of blues and black.  

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Ale Meacci's colorful shelving system collapses into a flat ring for easy moving—and can be used indoors or out. 

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One of the section's more experimental offerings came from Japan's 601—a prototype made of wood, colored resin, and a paper shell.

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salone satellite 2016 dare to rug

Romanian brand Dare to Rug—founded in late 2015—is focused on reviving the local tradition of rug-making. Its name is a challenge to customers to rediscover Romania's textile tradition, one that fell out of favor after the Soviet era. 

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