Last weekend I went to EDIT Napoli, an innovative, vibrant design fair hosted in the amazing setting of the Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico Maggiore and I loved it. First of all, it is a fair held in a thirteen century convent with high ceilings, a beautiful courtyard, frescos, not your modern sterile fair venue. Moreover, EDIT Napoli exhibits the work of seventy talented designers presenting different categories of objects, furniture, textile and covering materials made using artisanal processes. EDIT Napoli isn’t confined to San Domenico, it spreads across the boisterous city of Naples with other exhibition projects held in four fascinating historical locations. Unfortunately, I didn’t had enough time to visit them all (next time I will stay the entire weekend), I only managed to see Jaime Hayon’s installation at the Museo Civico Gaetano Filangieri. The Museo is incredible, a gem worth a visit in itself, it is an elegant wunderkammer of art, artefacts and memorabilia. I took at least 40 photos and you are lucky I have posted only a few!
I loved the contrast between Jaime Hayon‘s colourful lively porcelain with the rich and deep colours of the walls and art in the Agata Room. I loved the contrast between the shiny smoothness of Hayon’s ceramics and the intricate texture of the frames and the furniture in this light, evocative space.
I was there with my friend, the photographer Elio Rosato and I met Jaime Hayon who seems to be a genuinely nice guy: no doubt that when talent is accompanied by niceness it is an explosive combination and his career has deservedly exploded.
(Photograph by me with IPhone)