Edit Napoli 2020 – The second edition of Italy’s independent ‘boutique-fair’ takes over a great palazzo and stunning venues in the city of Naples, giving voice to over 70 designers and manufacturers, artisans and furniture companies showcasing works linked to symbolic places of Neapolitan culture. Indeed, instead of expanding its vision in a globalized direction, the event invited Italian and international creatives to focus on territoriality and to spotlight on transparent supply chains.
- RELATED STORIES: Read more about Edit Napoli on Archipanic…
“We believe in the topicality of the themes and the tangible opportunities for the exhibitors, who have blossomed into a growing international community that shares a unique model.” Explain the creators of the project, curator and design historian Domitilla Dardi, and buyer and entrepreneur Emilia Petruccelli. Edit Napoli 2020 is organized in collaboration with the City of Naples.
The main venue of the event is Monumental Complex of San Domenico Maggiore, a historic hotspot in the heart of the Neapolitan alleyways [Vico di San Domenico Maggiore 18 – h. 10-19]. Visitors are welcomed in an elegant courtyard where local architect Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva has created an installation with pieces from his new Carpet collection designed for the historic Campania brand, Ceramica Francesco De Maio.
In the complex’ halls, rooms and corridors, 70 exhibitors, including designers, brands and international craftsmen present their products. Neapolitan Ge Avita of Tana Design Sudio up-cycled expanded polyester boxes used to deliver buffalo mozzarella into colorful seats. Servomuto presents seven floor lamps in homage to the visionary spirit of Parisian Haute Couture while MEDULUM’s new furniture collection by Serena Confalonieri, Accardi Bucchieri, Cara Davide and Debonademeo is inspired by travel, escape and discovery.
De Castelli teamed up with Lanzavecchia + Wai, Martinelli Venezia Studio and Zanellato/Bortotto to explore the anti-bacterials properties of copper. The Quasar Institute for Advance Design has developed a new brick-sized modular concrete unit for Forma&Cemento. Under the label Made in EDIT, designer Sara Ricciardi and craftsman Simone Piva teamed up to create the exclusive O R A collection dedicated to a pioneering idea of wellness.
On show also international participants such as Constance Guisset Studio , Alvaro Catalán de Ocón and Nigel Coates. Architect Aline Asmar d’Amman teamed up with Laboratorio Morseletto to create functional sculptures materializing the quest of concrete poetry through the use of rare discarded marbles.
The iconic San Carlo Theatre hosts the Metamorfosi collections by Martino Gamper for Moroso, here Italian lighting design brand Foscarini showcases the Madre and Filo lamps by Andrea Anastasio. [Via San Carlo 98 – 17—18 October 2020, h 10.00 AM—5.00 PM].
The designer is also the protagonist of the Aritmia, Ceramica Gatti 1928 solo ceramic show at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, MANN, curated by Alessandro Rabottini. [Piazza Museo 19 – 17 October-30 November 2020, h 9.30 AM—7.30 PM, closed on Tuesdays]. For Bosa, Jaime Hayon has created a ceramic tower at the Filangieri Museum. [Via Duomo 288 – from 17 October h 10.00 AM—4.00 PM (Monday–Friday), h 10.00 AM—5.00 PM (Saturday–Sunday)].
Along the physical exhibitions a palazzo of digital exhibition and business rooms dedicated to Italian and international designers is open to all at www.editnapoli2020.com. From October 20, all creatives, buyers and design lovers who couldn’t make to Naples can also visit the show on line with a virtual 3D tour as well.
All images: courtesy of Edit Napoli 2020.
- RELATED STORIES: discover more Italian architecture and design on Archipanic.