Edit Napoli: An Alternative Design Fair

Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, founders of Edit Napoli

Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi, founders of Edit Napoli

There’s a new type of design fair in Naples, Italy and we’re all open ears. In the historical centre of the Southern city, Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi are creating a fair that focuses on new design, craftsmanship and affordable products. This is Edit Napoli.

It can be difficult to find good design. What I mean by ‘good’ is this balance between research and affordability—it’s very difficult to find it in this kind of situation. Other fairs showcase ideas and prototypes but not products that can be bought that are then useful for your business.
— Domitilla Dardi for Freunde Von Freunden
Situated in the heart of the historical centre of Naples, the Complesso Monumentale of San Domenico Maggiore is the home of Edit Napoli.

Situated in the heart of the historical centre of Naples, the Complesso Monumentale of San Domenico Maggiore is the home of Edit Napoli.

Created by Dardi , senior design curator at Maxxi Museum in Rome and Petruccelli, owner of Rome’s Galleria Mia, the platform not only offers a showcase of products that are affordable to the public, but has also started a residency programme: this connects various international makers with ones that are established in Naples. The designers learn traditional making from Neapolitan artisans and the final product of their collaboration is shown at Edit Napoli as part of Made in Edit.

From June 6th to the 9th, Edit Napoli will open its doors at Palazzo Mondragone as design looks to revive artisanal craftsmanship.

"Scale”, collection of stools created by Khaled El Mays

"Scale”, collection of stools created by Khaled El Mays

"Minori", a ceramic collection by Reinaldo Sanguino

"Minori", a ceramic collection by Reinaldo Sanguino

Detail of the desin by Faberhama with De Negri & Za.ma

Detail of the desin by Faberhama with De Negri & Za.ma


You can find Edit Napoli here and follow them @edit.napoli
Photos: Claudio Bonoldi, courtesy of EDIT Napoli