Politecnico awards an honorary degree to Marva Griffin Wilshire

"My goal is to help young people to grow" said the founder and creator of SaloneSatellite

"Marva Griffin has demonstrated with her personal history and professional career that she strongly believes in education, study and the possibilities it offers".
These are the reasons listed by Professor Giuseppe Finessi, professor from the Department of Design, during the award ceremony of the honorary degree to Marva Griffin Wilshire.

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The Politecnico di Milano awarded her a master's degree in Product Service System Design - Design for the Product Service System for her contribution to the world of design, having also created the SaloneSatellite.

Since 1998 this event has become the showcase of the Salone del Mobile dedicated to the growth and promotion of designers under 35 and of Universities and Design Schools at national and international level.

“L’attività di Marva Griffin rappresenta in modo emblematico la capacità di comprendere e governare tutte le espressioni e le fasi del design, dall’ideazione allo sviluppo, dalla realizzazione alla diffusione e comunicazione – aggiunge la professoressa Anna Meroni, coordinatrice del Consiglio di corso di studio in Design per il Sistema Prodotto Servizio del Politecnico di Milano -. Un design di cui valorizza contemporaneamente l’aspetto caratterizzante di una cultura, un paese, una generazione e le sue potenzialità industriali e, quindi, le ricadute produttive ed economiche. Sempre alla ricerca di idee, innovazioni, linguaggi e autori capaci di esprimere nuovi orizzonti e visioni, ha fatto e continua fare della loro valorizzazione la sua opera magistrale”.

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During the 22 editions, the SaloneSatellite brought to Milan more than 12 thousand emerging talents and 350 schools and universities in the world : "I had only one goal, to help the young people I knew and saw to enter the Milan Furniture Fair . Let their creativity be seen and shown to the world. " said Griffin Wilshire .

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