Now in its third edition, EDIT Napoli the autumn appointment to discover is confirmed installations and exhibitions dedicated to author and research design in the spaces of the Monumental Complex of San Domenico Maggiore and in other exceptional locations.
This year the gaze is turned beyond the border, with particular attention to the Mediterranean. There are many collaborations with international brands and designers, such as those with France, Lebanon and Holland as well as the increasing number of young people who will animate the section of the Seminar “, he explains Domitilla Dardi, curator of the fair together with a Emilia Petruccelli.
Selected projects they favor quality over quantity, territoriality with respect to globalization and many make of transparent supply chain one of their strengths. Among the over 80 exhibitors, 30 are emerging names that are part of Seminario, the section of the fair dedicated to designer under 30 and to brands with less than three years of activity, set up in a temporary loft designed by the architect Giuliano Andrea Dell’Uva.
More, special events, installations and the EDIT Cult section dedicated to the works of well-known names in the design scene. “In this third edition, the relationship with the city and the symbolic places of its history is increasingly consolidated, connecting them to important international institutions and realities of design culture”, Emilia Petruccelli comments.
What to see at the fair in San Domenico Maggiore
In balance between high craftsmanship and industrial production, every object deserves to be seen and explored. The unusual combination of materials in the Bolts di cladding is striking Naturaleverticale, customizable by combining marble, terracotta and stoneware to compose a dense geometric texture on the wall, and the tactile beauty of the Margherita Rui for Ninefifty.
On stage, the delicate accessories by Macrame Workshop, the ceramics that look to the East of c continue, the experiments of Keep Life with a new material that derives from wood, the typical Sardinian textiles of Caterina Frongia. Between recovery of ancient techniques and experimentation, forms that reinterpret tradition and breakthrough proposals, the selection of EDIT is able to trace a path defined within the design landscape, free from market trends and demands.
To animate the three Neapolitan days, creations of international importance: the installation by the French duo Canel Averna (recent winners of the Design Parade at Villa Noailles, Hyéres), a large sign that moves with a manual gear inspired by kinetic art.
In the cloister of San Domenico Maggiore, the kiosk designed by the Dutch Kiki&Joost – Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk. Infine, il marchio siciliano Orografie returns to the fair both with a new workshop dedicated to storytelling, which will see young copywriters and illustrators as protagonists, and with products made by the emerging designers who won last year’s workshop: the duo Maria Giovanna Barbi and Fabio Brunone, Linda Salvatori and Livia Stacchini.
Through the Cult section, EDIT enters into deep synergy with the city of Naples, opening historical places of great charm to contemporary design. Spotlight on the participation of Patricia urquiola with the presentation-installation of Hybrida at the Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte for MADE IN EDIT; the prototypes of the collection will be at the center of a solidarity auction in collaboration with Christie’s, the proceeds will be donated to the restoration of the educational garden of the school annexed to the Fabbrica.
Among other locations of great cultural interest, l’State Archives of Naples with the exhibition of the Dutch artist Anthon Beeke, between graphics and eroticism, and the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro, where Daniel Kruger’s objects interact with sacred relics. From Made in Cloister space for Lebanese designers represented by House of Today, al San Carlo Theater the objects of the French brand La Manufacture signed by designers of the caliber of Luca Nichetto and Nendo, while at the Gaetani Filangieri Civic Museum the monographic of the painter and sculptor Federico Pepe.
dove: Complex of San Domenico Maggiore, Vico San Domenico Maggiore 18 and other locations in Naples
When: 29-31 October 2021, 10.00-19.00
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