9 December 2021
After the stop imposed by the pandemic, the Salone has once again thrilled customers and, above all, professionals in the sector. "There is a great desire to start over, both on the part of exhibitors and visitors. A wave of enthusiasm - commented Roberto Cappelli, scientific director of Arkeda - which leads us to believe that the path taken is the right one, a path to follow for the years to come ".
Rain of reconfirmations for 2022, especially from design companies that continue to appreciate the innovations proposed by Arkeda. From the face-to-face laboratory, to b2b comparisons, passing through the novelties presented in the Theater of Ideas, the Salone continues to attract international buyers and world design names.
"The increase in visitors and exhibitors is a strong sign of recovery. The hope - underlined Angioletto De Negri, director of Progecta, the organizer of the fair - is that the institutions are more involved: the trade fair sector needs the support but also the proximity and presence of institutional figures as it represents a fundamental springboard launch for the entire territory ".
De Negri announced that Arkeda will return next year: the Show will be held from 2 to 4 December 2022 in the spaces of the Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples. "We already have numerous requests - he explained - from groups of exhibitors, major international design firms, and the certainty of an ICE participation, which already this year has joined us with Gustus. The characteristic of the six fairs we organize is precisely internationalization ".
Alongside the exhibitions, Arkeda has promoted training courses dedicated to ethics and more. "Arkeda - explained Domenico Ceparano, vice president of the order of architects of Naples - gives us the opportunity to present all those proposals that are useful not only for us architects and businesses, but for the community. Arkeda has now become one of the largest events in the South ".
By the architects 'order, numerous events such as' Casa Sicura ', a comparison on how it is possible to combine design, comfort and safety even in the home,' Superbonus and eco-bonuses towards 2022: lights and shadows 'and' Architecture, Hospitality, Tourism, Pnrr ', dedicated to the combination of quality architecture and tourist attraction, without forgetting the new funds made available by Europe which see professionals as the main players in the delicate planning phase. "In this restart phase, the role of the professions is very important, there is a very high demand for technicians", recalled Edoardo Cosenza, municipal councilor for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Municipality of Naples and president of the order of engineers of Naples. "We engineers are also present with significant events and - assured Cosenza - we are planning an even more important presence for next year".
Arkeda hosted a public reflection on 'Green economy and professional ethics', with the magistrate Aldo De Chiara who highlighted how the regulations on the subject, starting from the last legislative decree 157/2021, have entrusted "the architect with the primary role of protection of legality and transparency ". Also present at Arkeda was the Italian design association, protagonist of a conference on 'Design and Development of the Territory'. “We believe - explained the president of Adi Campania Andrea Jandoli - that design can do a lot for the territory. It is a project methodology that activates mechanisms capable of looking at the development of the territory, the economies, the interfaces between the culture of the territory, the identity of the territory, the productive fabric, even artisanal, which can be activated to generate new, more responsible, more culturally evolved consumption models ".