Fiera del Levante 2022, an international general trade fair, kicks off on October 15th and ends on October 23rd. A change of date – initially set from 17 to 25 September – motivated by the political elections. Many macro-areas and sectors represented, as always, also in this 85th edition.
As far as design is concerned, this year ManiFuture, the Mediterranean Design exhibition, will make its debut, which will be set up in pavilion 110. An event that is a candidate to become a permanent space active all year round, dedicated to companies that need to communicate as well as selling their design products, from furniture wood to objects, from valuable artifacts in various materials to fashion, jewelry, home textiles.
The space is organized by Unioncamere Puglia, in collaboration with the Puglia and Basilicata section of the ADI (Association of Industrial Design), and with the patronage of the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators of the province of Bari and the Polytechnic of Bari.
The fair at Fiera del Levante 2022 https://fieradellevante.it/fiera/43 is intended for the exhibition of artisans and companies producing different types of artefacts, but all with a high level of style and design.
There will also be the conference part with numerous talks, workshops and exhibitions scheduled, on great designers such as Riccardo Dalisi, Vico Magistretti, Franco Albini, Franco Caimi. Among the other appointments Space Design by Giuseppe Fallacara, professor of Architectural Design at the Polytechnic of Bari, should be mentioned.
Not just an exhibition space
In its first nine days of activity, ManiFuture will tell the path imagined for its future: to become a permanent exhibition active all year round dedicated to Mediterranean design. Not just an exhibition space, but, above all, a home for the youngest who are studying to become professionals in the sector.
Like the 22 students of class IV – Architecture and Environment – Industrial Design, of the Liceo Artistico e Coreutico De Nittis-Pascali who will follow a personalized training course aimed at increasing their skills.
The students will participate in the numerous scheduled events, will be supported by exhibitors and designers, will attend the exhibitions and talks, thus immersing themselves in what will be their professional future, in line with the aims of the school-work alternation.
Fiera del Levante 2022: the excellence of Apulian furniture and design
Also as part of the new exhibition, Unioncamere Puglia and the Puglia Region in collaboration with Puglia Sviluppo, ADI Puglia and Basilicata and the Puglia Creative District and the patronage of the Polytechnic of Bari, “Design to business” is launched. The initiative aims to enhance the excellence of furniture and innovative Apulian design and is proposed as an opportunity for those who offer skills (designers) and those looking for them (manufacturing companies in various sectors) to meet.
The BtoB meetings will take place on 20 and 21 October and are totally free.