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Arkeda 2022: What to expect, exhibitors and partners

Gianmarco Maiolini

Arkeda 2022: What to expect, exhibitors and partners

Arkeda proposes the Architecture, Building, Design and Furnishing Exhibition to be held in Naples, in the Mostra D'Oltremare on 2, 3 and 4 December 2022, for its ninth edition.

The theme of the fair and exhibitions is a new way of understanding construction and design, aimed at models of sustainability, quality and nature, as well as social utility.

Arkeda 2022 will boast a wide range of exhibitors:

  • HP: which will exhibit its HP Designjet large format printers, aimed at architects, planners, designers and creatives.
  • 360 Energy: which will present a careful selection of innovative domestic electric heating solutions, 100% made in Italy, with great attention to energy saving and optimization of consumption management.
  • Liu Jo Living: which will exhibit its line of sofas, poufs and armchairs, characterized by elegant lines, soft fabrics and customizable colors with a strong identity.
  • Innova Intrusion: which will present its PVC technology with aluminum structure, for acoustic and thermal insulation-proof fixtures and in the name of recycling since the company boasts the CAM certificate which certifies the reuse of about 10% of plastic materials.
  • The pantograph: company that has been operating for 20 years in the wood sector and which will present its most exclusive models of milled panels taking shape on the precious solid wood of toulipier, ash, oak and walnut.
  • Kitchen brands: which will present its modular wooden kitchens and related furnishing accessories. In particular, the Convivium kitchen from their new Philosophy collection will be presented.
  • Grohe: which will present Grohe Blue Pure, a domestic filtration system, an interesting solution made up of a 2-in-1 tap, which supplies mixed running water and natural filtered water. It does not require electrical outlets and is available in 3 models. It is also possible to choose between different filtration technologies.
  • Alfa Marmi: company present on the market for almost 50 years, oriented towards solid and traditional principles.
  • Goss: Italian official distributor of Carlisle CM EUROPE of EPDM waterproofing systems, which will present its line of cutting-edge, eco-sustainable and non-toxic waterproofing material, suitable for flat roofs, terraces, green roofs, foundations, retaining walls, balconies, tanks, bio-pools and bio-lakes.
  • B&B Systems: which will present its line of materials and semi-finished products for the creation of illuminated signs, billboards and a vast range of products for visual communication at the point of sale and for the organization of corporate events.
  • Olympus: which will present Olympus Sisma Joint, a system that allows the low-invasive tackling of beam-column nodes with interventions all external to the building envelope.
  • Rimura: which will present its line of wallpaper, aimed at the craftsmanship, beauty and delicacy of the tailor made, with attention to ecological and functional choices in the support materials.
  • Naturinform: German manufacturer of composite wood, which will present its wide range of flooring and facade cladding. Their products are made in Germany and consist of 70% PEFC certified wood and 30% Polyethylene.
  • Gazzotti: which will present its product Pronto Parquet Gazzotti with ECOPUR finish, which protects, ionizes and purifies environments from smog, microbes, dust, mites, pollen, germs, bacteria and viruses, even the most resistant ones, such as Coronaviruses.
  • Arca: which will present its new design of modular furniture lines and furnishing accessories for the bathroom, with research and industrialization of materials, finishes and colours.
  • ARD: which will present the Leather Wall Panels collection of wall coverings in hard polymer, an exceptional material for its ease of assembly as well as its resistance to impact and wear over time.
  • Salamander: which will present GretaFenster, winner of the RedDot 2022 and German Design Award 2022, which uses 100% recycled PVC in full respect of nature.
  • He lived: Chemical Industry that designs and manufactures resin formulations with a high engineering content, for the construction of industrial, commercial and civil flooring.
  • Original Spotlight Center.
  • A&C Doors and Windows.
  • DPS Solving: which will present its complete range of supports and accessories capable of creating extremely elegant as well as functional outdoor raised floors.
  • FMG: which will illustrate the latest news of the brand, from the new marbles and MaxFine marbles, to the new Balance collection to end the journey of discovery of Bottega d'arte.
  • IC Tende: who will bring to the fair its new know-how and its design products that enrich the furnishings and embellish the outdoor spaces.
  • New Solar: which will present its homonymous product at Arkeda 2022 NewSolar, an innovative solar protection and shading system, built in aluminum, has a fabric made up of profiles obtained by extrusion and which can be spaced apart even to different extents, to allow you to freely adjust the light and natural ventilation desired.
  • Mapei 2021: a manufacturer of chemical materials for the building industry will be offering its solutions for laying Mapei tiles with zero impact on climate change and its new and complete range of water-based paints for interiors, Dursilite and Mapecoat ACT.
  • Xilon: which will present its new bathroom furniture collection that enhances the concept of a functional bathroom, with a refined and minimalist design.
  • Casket.
  • Unox: which enters the high-end residential market with its new UnoxCasa division and will present at Arkeda 2022 SuperOven, the first oven that integrates the high technology of the best professional ovens.
  • Relab: deals with resin for floors and walls of homes, offices and shops and will present its line of versatile and resistant material, but also flexible according to the needs of creativity and aesthetic effect.
  • Atmosphera: which will present LOTO, a modular sofa inspired by the plant of the same name, symbol of purity and elegance.
  • Trancone workshops: who will present his collection of door signs in various materials and engravings.
  • Inkiostro Bianco.
  • Tony House: which will present its line of furniture from tables, chairs, wardrobes, beds and many other accessories.
  • Technolam: will illustrate two unmissable novelties: the Opificio collection, a series of decorative cuts that guarantee architects and interior designers maximum creative freedom to combine different finishes for installations full of personality and an unprecedented collection of furnishing elements with a contemporary design
  • Emilgroup: which will present the latest trends in ceramic design inspired by agates, crystals, resins and woods, with the new range of colours.
  • Ferrari & Cigarini: launches its new “Capri” cutting machine: one for cutting and one for profiling, with a fundamental feature: the single-phase power outlet.
  • Cerasa: which will bring the new Honey collection, a precious and versatile furnishing system, which interprets a bathroom with a strong character.
  • Irsap: which will present Hybrid, the ventilated radiator that combines energy efficiency research with a unique geometry, an innovative hybrid of design and technology.
  • Creative chaos: which will offer its line of wallpaper with ECOPUR AIR-WALL applied, an innovative technology that does not pollute but rather purifies the air.
  • Alberani Parquet: manufacturer of wooden floors, with great respect for nature.
  • F/Art: which will present its F/ARYA product, which acts against bad odors and VOCs, and guarantees a quality experience in any environment:
  • Cimmino Lime: company specialized in the processing of seasoned lime putty to meet the needs of the Restoration of Artistic, Architectural and Cultural Heritage.
  • Dormakaba: which will present its automatic gates, for reception areas and more.
  • Rexa: which will present Vision, a collection conceived as a space in which sensoriality and functionality come together and dialogue harmoniously.
  • Quadro: which will illustrate Formafantasta, the intuitive and silent "FFQT" collection of bathroom and kitchen taps in stainless steel.
  • Bongio: which will present the new faucet collections, Linea By Ac, Amarcord and the new range of “Wet&Wild” finishes, with the intention of transforming the faucet from an accessory and essential protagonist of the bathroom, kitchen and spa.
  • There is Marmi.
  • Stoneware Art.
  • Hansa: company specialized in offering inspiration and innovative solutions for the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Dreamwall: company specializing in wallpaper which will present its latest proposals.
  • Casket: which will present Magnifico, a revolutionary system that uses magnetic levitation to guide the movement of the door.
  • Hermetic: which will propose the new collection of Echo interior doors, made up of the Echo Battente Door and the Echo Sliding Door, both flush with the wall and minimalist solutions.
  • Atelier Dalisi: which will offer its new production of unpublished works, made to measure and in exclusive limited series.
  • Plasters: which will present its collections at Arkeda 2022 created in a zero-impact green park for hotels, public spaces, yachts and private homes.

Arkeda 2022: DNA at the heart of the programme

Gianmarco Maiolini

Arkeda 2022: DNA at the heart of the programme

Arkeda 2022 theme is the DNAunderstood as Design/Nature/Architecture.

The reference to nature and to sustainability is an essential element for the concept that Arkeda he wants to propose in his Exhibition of architecture, construction, design and furniture to be held at Naples, in Show Overseas in the days 2, 3 and 4 December 2022, for its ninth edition.

The concept of nature as the keystone in Arkeda 2022

The construction also becomes a secondary element, in second place, with respect to the predominant and substantial element of nature.

With respect to this orientation, Arkeda maintains that he must train the new class of architects and that he must introduce a humanistic structure and a direct look at the environment.

It is also necessary to bear in mind virtuous results in large dimensions, they can only be achieved through the sum of virtuous details and, likewise, the management and growth of a conscious and sustainable company in architectural terms can only pass through small sustainable and aware professional interventions.

Every architect must be aware of the responsibility he carries on his shoulders, since his ingenuity contributes to the construction of the DNA chain and respect for the environment.

It is part of company growth and he too, like the whole population, must be aware of the urgent and no longer deferable need to direct consumption and the way of life in a new direction.

It cannot fail to be part of the necessary process of change, required of each of us and must adapt its mindset and working spirit to the challenges that the modern world has put us in front of, even though they are not easy to solve.

Universal Sustainability Module

The construction, therefore, becomes Universal Sustainability Module. Architects are the protagonists of this great change, through small choices in order to pursue sustainable development, together with all the other specialized figures who, within their field of competence, can help guide change in the most sustainable and desirable direction for society, as anthropologists, sociologists, researchers.

This result is to be found in every professional field, in the life and career of every human being first and then a professional.

The natural consequence is that, returning to the architectural sphere, this spirit must be inserted into the daily working life both of the little professional who works on his own, both at the large professional studio, completely eliminating the search for major works and actions if useless or not very sustainable and instead providing incentives small targeted and controlled interventions, always bearing in mind that the construction and rehabilitation works are works of responsibility and cultural knowledge. The philosophical and spiritual conception is therefore no longer a side element, but a fundamental guideline. The blind pursuit of profit without considering the consequences is something that humanity cannot afford and it is necessary that the entire population, from the most to the least well-off, become aware of this essential awareness.

What does the reference to DNA express?

So, taking up the fundamental concept of DNA, the construction of buildings, furnishings and more generally the work of the architect, have undergone and can still undergo a considerable transformation, handling over the time. A regeneration to give new life again, to satisfy new needs and give youth back to those same construction objects.

The architect then becomes a geneticist, which through technology and its expertise, can manipulate and transform the urban and domestic context in harmony with the needs of the environment and according to sustainable development, for everyone and not just for the privileged few.

All this will not be able to live except through an address of qualitycommon denominator of this evolution.

And this research will take place after the discussions on theoretical methods, in three exemplary laboratories, on the awareness and research that companies and scholars have developed.

Finally, a final debate on the topic will be held in a final workshop.

The laboratories are structured as follows:


DESIGN: the handcrafted object is confronted with natural materials. Serial design confronts sustainability


NATURE: meets society and dictates the new biological rhythms necessary for a new technological orientation


ARCHITECTURE: the architectural recovery and reuse of marginal spaces and places is the new frontier of architecture

SYNTHESIS: round table on new experiments and new cultural directions born from the synergies between research and culture (TED model)


In final laboratory by Arkeda 2022 some ideas are proposed to generate debates, contributions and interventions, to be collected in a handout to be published before the Event and distributed as an insert in Arkeda magazine:

1) Nature understood no longer as a superstructure but as an element of reference for the work of architects

2) The importance of small size and detail in the architect's work

3) The work of the individual moves the conscience of society

4) Architecture, design but also art to be current no longer have separations, subjections or boundaries, and converge with sociology, technology and all the other sciences in a Global Humanism necessary for the protection and development of Society

5) The essence and Philosophy of the Architect's work is an indispensable tool for the Evolved Society, and therefore it must be developed and updated continuously, in a difficult and demanding continuous professional training

6) Time no longer has a linear development, but can be manipulated, as in genetics

7) Quality as the common denominator of any development


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