EDIT Napoli, the exhibition dedicated to author design which returned for its fourth consecutive edition to the capital of the Campania region from October 7 to 9, 2022, ended with great success, welcoming more than 70 exhibitors from all over the world, with the aim of supporting and promoting a new design concept.
The fair is firmly rooted in the notion of local realities, sustainability and quality over quantity, through production processes that combine craftsmanship and design for pieces that can be reproduced.
Alongside the established companies, there was no shortage of new exhibitors and representative companies of the sector, which exhibited ceramics, textiles, furniture, wall coverings, accessories and lighting.
A special area, like every year, was reserved for exhibitors under 30 and companies under three years old, who presented their products in the Seminario area.
This year it was exceptionally designed by students from the Accademia di design e arti visive Abadir in Catania, and it also hosted a generous delegation from the Netherlands thanks to the Young Dutch Titans call, launched for the second year consecutively in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy.
The EDIT Naples mission
The city of Naples has been the scene of a “slow” design concept brought about by the rigorous selection process that the founders of the event, Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, have been pursuing since 2019.
Both are actively involved in supporting independent designers, authors and design editors, as well as creators and producers. In a typically Mediterranean spirit of hospitality, EDIT Napoli has been bringing together different Italian and international realities for four years, acting as a laboratory and fertile ground to build valuable collaborations, transforming Naples into the cradle of future design.
“It was a great satisfaction to see the growing presence of an audience of insiders who came to witness, but above all to experience, the days of EDIT Napoli, in addition to the audience of locals and tourists queuing to visit our CULT projects .
Special thanks to our jury, to the partners who believe in us and to all the participants of this edition,“said Domitilla Dardi.
“Each year we add an important element to the growth of EDIT“, added Emilia Petruccelli, “this year we have seen an increase in the presence of Italian and European buyers, an incentive to do better and better and to try to make this fair more and more international and an important business moment for this field of design , as well as a source of pride for Naples and its industry.“
The winners of the fourth edition of EDIT Napoli
In the spaces of the monumental complex of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples, the best unpublished works of this year have had the chance to return next year to EDIT Napoli and inside the Padiglione Brera, during the FuoriSalone in Milan.
A panel of industry experts selected two winners, one for the Seminario and one for the main area of the fair, and also awarded three special mentions.
ccontinua+mamt’s work has won major recognition, thanks to an unpublished work in which the word and the drawing become narratives spread through a stubbornly personal language; for the Seminar, the winner was Paolo Marasi Design, who presented RODO: a chair rewarded for the immediacy of its gesture and its result.
Two special mentions were awarded to the main space of the fair: the first to studiointervallo and the second to Incalmi, for the research carried out with Zanellato and Bortotto; the last special mention was awarded to an exhibitor in the Séminaire area, the French brand Corpus Studio.
The task of rewarding the best unpublished works presented at EDIT Napoli has been entrusted to a commission made up of Italian and international designers, industry insiders and journalists, composed of: David Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect gallery; designer and architect Giuliano Andrea Dell’Uva; CEO and artistic director of Petite Friture, Amélie Du Passage; architect and designer Patricia Urquiola; and Alessandro Valenti, web director of ELLE Decor Italia, who identified projects that embody the values of intelligent design, deep respect for cultural heritage, all combined with a well-calibrated price.
Another prize awarded within the framework of the event is the one created thanks to the collaboration between EDIT Napoli and VID | Venice innovation design.
At the next edition of the event, which will be held on the island of San Servolo in Venice from June 30 to July 2 next year, the work of the winner No Smoking the Future by Stefania Stamerra and Andrea Epifani, who worked on scraps of paper to give their new life and new opportunities, will be exhibited.