Milan update: here is the first of our picks of Salone Satellite - the young designers' show sponsored by the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
Young Belgian designer Marina Bautier of lamaisondemarina presented a sober and mature collection that has echoes of Barber Osgerby and Jasper Morrison.
Shown here are her Chaise chair/stool combination, Bureau desk, Lampe light and Portmanteau coat rack.
Below is more info about Bautier from her press release:
Graduating from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (UK), the Belgian designer Marina Bautier founded the company lamaisondemarina to produce her own designs.
Today, she develops products for big distribution companies like Posso and is searching for manufacturers who can launch her new concepts on the market. Her collection of mirrors Frames, presented in Milan in 2006, is today manufactured and distributed by Ligne Roset.
Marina Bautier follows a discreet but very human approach. For her the richness of life is not synonymous of ostentation. While she gives priority to simple structures and materials, easily manufactured, she also attaches great care to the appearance and implementation qualities.
The objects presented this year in Milan have in common a discrete expression, where the straight line, a subtle play of proportions and brightness of the materials dominate. To the wood - a european oak - replies the whiteness of the paper or of the lacquered metal. Away from technological rhetoric, Marina Bautier emphasises the beauty and modernity of familiar materials.
Though sober, her products are characterized by their generosity. The designer often starts from the observation of ordinary activities to develop her products. Far from any pretence, she creates furniture and objects open to life. Furniture and objects whose quiet normality hides many small attentions. Furniture and objects which render many services without ever encumbering. In the projects of Marina Bautier, saving in means is always associated with a real interest for the function – or more correctly for the use.
See all dezeen's coverage of Milan 2007 here