A design fair and a commercial fair with a strong curatorial imprint. Now in its third edition, Edit Napoli, directed by Emilia Petruccelli and curated by Domitilla Dardi, brings together some 80 exhibitors, including independent producers, emerging designers under 30 and small-scale companies, who share the same artisan character and typological research, even in the case of industrial and mass production. Local design, i.e. that draws inspiration from local craftsmanship and culture, and research on low and high-tech materials for a circular economy are the leitmotifs accompanying the selection.
This third edition also strengthens the relationship with the symbolic sites in the centre of Naples, connecting them with important institutions and international representatives of the world of design. The Edit Cult section brings site-specific installations and design exhibitions to enchanting places off the tourist track, such as the Made in Cloister Foundation or the Museo Civico Gaetano Filangeri - the jurist and philosopher who corresponded with Benjamin Franklin and influenced his drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Design and place create an unexpected and reciprocal exchange between history and contemporaneity.
Opening image: Sala del capitolo, photo Serena Eller