EDIT Napoli, the trade show of design by designers, makes its debut in Naples June 7 to 9 (6 June, press preview and opening event by invitation only)

Conceived by Domitilla Dardi and Emilia Petruccelli, the exhibition hosts internationally renowned designers, craftsmen and brands, selected among the best on the market today.

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Mood EDIT Napoli

The show is a quality alternative to the large furniture exhibitions, often too large and scattered, and to the very exclusive small design events dedicated to collectible design and limited editions. So, this trade fair focuses on selected designers and companies, with affordable products.

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Bench by Max Lipsey, photo by Casper Sejersen

Brands and designers come both from Naples area, rich in craftsmen with an old history, and from all over Italy and Europe, with small and medium companies among the most representative of Made in Italy, and self-production.

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Tabuli, “mosaic” of tables, design by Vincenzo Castellana for Desine, photo Carlo Giunta

Among the designers, there will be the French Constance Guisset; Nika Zupanc, Andrea Anastasio, and the Italian glass artist Simone Crestani; from Holland, Dirk Vander Kooij and Max Lipsey. Among the Italian exhibitors, we can mention GHIDINI 1961, De Castelli, and Bitossi Ceramiche.

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Bitossi Ceramiche, photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani

There are also some new and interesting collaborations between designers and manufacturers such as Gumdesign with Alfaterna Marmi, Daniele Della Porta with B Beds 1967, BCXSY with Laboratorio Morseletto, Elisa Ossino with Nesite.

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Storage units by Elena Salmistraro, table and benches by Francesca Lanzavecchia, De Castelli.

Made in EDIT

To highlight the trading soul of EDIT Napoli, the brand Made in EDIT was created to represent some collections especially created for this occasion. Local craftsmen worked with international designers on a program called Residenze”, including objects and products designed by Khaled El Mays, Reinaldo Sanguino and Faberhama, and manufactured by craftsmen.

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Armchairs Lisetta, by Elena Salmistraro for Bottega Intreccio

Finally, to complete the exhibition, the EDIT Talks. Curated by critic and curator Marco Petroni, will include two daily round-table discussions, “O’ Cafè” and “Design Kitchen”; and the award for the best new product, assigned by experts including Giulio Cappellini. [Roberta Mutti]

Read the interview to Domitilla Dardi on DDN Blog

For further information about EDIT Napoli, read XTRA#9