Naples, once again, has provided the most interesting locations of the city to host the 5th edition of Edit Napoli, from 6 to 8 October 2023. Created and curated by Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, the event narrates developments in the areas of editorial and authorial design, through a series of exhibitions around the city.
The intense program goes beyond the new and extraordinary main location of the event: the Archivio di Stato. A place that is forcefully “alive” to welcome international companies, designers, architects and artists (as well as the public, of course), in a context of site-specific installations and special projects, revealing the close ties between contemporary developments and history.
Edit Cult, the program of exhibitions on the city map, brings apparently different worlds together. The world of beauty, for example, approaches design with The Cobalt House: pieces based on the collaboration between Sabine Marcelis and La Prairie, the luxury skincare brand. An immersive experience that blends beauty, art and design.
There is also the matter of wine: the Feudi di San Gregorio winery, already a supporter of creative projects in the previous editions of the event, joins forces this year with Fabio Novembre for a tribute to the great master Riccardo Dalisi, one year after his death, in an installation that merges arts and crafts, design and music.
In the spaces of the church-museum of Santa Luciella, the artist-designer Allegra Hicks takes her cue from the patron saint of eyesight for a centerpiece in porcelain, in collaboration with the historic Istituto Caselli Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte, a true institution in the traditional craftsmanship of this material.
Fondazione Ravaschieri becomes a theater for the interaction of raw materials and surfaces, lights and shadows: a joint project of Galleria Elena and PSLab and the architecture firm Altromodo directing the event.
And there’s more. Palazzo Marigliano, in the famous Spaccanapoli, has been chosen by Pedrali for its project UNICO, produced with DWA Design Studio. An installation based on the reuse of materials from the manufacturing of a company that combines crafts and technology, along a path of sustainability and environmental conservation.
Transformation is also a key concept when it comes to volcanic stone, with the company Ranieri as it presents an original project inside the monumental church of Santa Maria la Nova, with artistic direction to be announced. See the complete program at www.editnapoli.com