Winners of the fourth edition of EDIT Napoli have been announced
ccontinua+mamt for the main area and Paolo Marasi Design for the Seminario. Special mentions for studiointervallo, Incalmi and French brand Corpus Studio
EDIT Napoli, the exhibition dedicated to authorial design that returned for its fourth consecutive edition in the capital of the Campania region from October 7 to 9, 2022, ended with great success, hosting more than 70 exhibitors from all over the world, with the aim of sustaining and promoting a new concept of design.
The fair is firmly grounded in the notion of local realities, sustainability and quality over quantity, through production processes that combine craftsmanship with design for pieces that can be replicated.
Alongside established companies, there was no shortage of new exhibitors and representative companies in the field, that exhibited ceramics, textiles, furniture, wall coverings, accessories and lighting.
A special space, as every year, was reserved for the exhibitors under 30 and for firms under three years old, which showed their products in the Seminario area.
This year it has been exceptionally conceived by students of the Accademia di design e arti visive Abadir of Catania, and it also welcomed a generous delegation from the Netherlands thanks to the Young Dutch Titans call, launched for the second year running in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Italy.
The EDIT Napoli mission
The city of Naples was the stage for a ‘slow’ concept of design brought about by the rigorous selection process which the founders of the event, Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, have been pursuing since 2019.
Both are actively involved in supporting independent designers, design authors and publishers, as well as both creators and producers. In a spirit of hospitality that is typically Mediterranean, for the past four years EDIT Napoli has been bringing together different Italian and international realities, acting as a laboratory and fertile ground for building precious collaborations, transforming Naples into the cradle of future design.
“It has been a great satisfaction to see the growing presence of an audience of insiders who came to attend, but above all to experience, the days of EDIT Napoli, in addition to the public of locals and tourists lining up to visit our CULT projects.
Special thanks to our jury, the partners who believe in us and all the participants of this edition,” said Domitilla Dardi.
“Every year we add an important piece 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 area 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, this year’s best unreleased works were given the chance to return next year at EDIT Napoli and inside Padiglione Brera, during the FuoriSalone in Milan.
A panel of industry experts decided on two winners, one for the Seminario and one for the main area of the fair, and also awarded three special mentions.
The work of ccontinua+mamt won the major recognition, thanks to an unreleased work in which word and drawing become widespread narratives through a stubbornly personal language; for the Seminario, the winner was Paolo Marasi Design, who presented RODO: one chair awarded for the immediacy of its gesture and result.
There were two special mentions for the main area of the fair: the first one to studiointervallo and the second one to Incalmi, for the research carried out with Zanellato and Bortotto; the last special mention was given to an exhibitor from the Seminar area, the French brand Corpus Studio.
The task of awarding the best unreleased works presented at EDIT Napoli was entrusted to a commission composed of Italian and international designers, industry insiders and journalists, consisting 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 ELLE Decor Italia web director Alessandro Valenti, who identified the projects that embody the values of intelligent design, deep respect for cultural heritage, combining it all with a well-calibrated price tag.
Another prize awarded as part of the event is the one created through the collaboration between EDIT Napoli and VID | Venice Innovation Design.
In 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 winner’s work No Smoking the Future by Stefania Stamerra and Andrea Epifani, who worked on paper scraps to give them new life and new opportunities, will be exhibited.