European Design Festival 2024

In Naples from 30 May to 2 June 2024

From May 30 to June 2, the city of Naples will be the host of the European Design Festival 2024, curated by AIAP the Association of Italian Communication Designers.

Since 2007, the award had never landed in our country, and to properly celebrate the occasion, we chose Naples. Perhaps no Italian city is a symbol of the intersection of cultures, history, and myths that is the Mediterranean, and that Naples vividly represents.
Naples is a real city, the residence of Spanish viceroys, the Bourbons, and the Savoy, the traces of its illustrious past are still visible at every corner. But Naples is at the same time a city of contemporaneity, with a community of artists and designers that turns the life of the city centre into a true open-air gallery.
We are happy to invite you to join this celebration of creativity. Open to the wider public, the festival promises a rich tapestry of design innovation and collaboration.

The Festival program is designed to allow designers and creatives from all over Europe to intimately experience some of the symbolic places of the city centre.

Stay tuned for more updates!


Thursday May 30


KICK-OFF
17:00 – 19:00
OFFICIAL OPENING @ MUSEO MADRE

LATE TALKS
@ RIOT

Friday May 31


EXHIBITION
@ FOQUS

GUIDED TOUR
Places of interest in the city of Naples

LATE TALKS
@ DOTFOG

Saturday June 01


GUIDED TOUR
Places of interest in the city of Naples

CONFERENCE
@ THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

AWARD CEREMONY
@ TEATRO MERCADANTE

ED AWARDS VOLCANICA NIGHT
@ MADE IN CLOISTER

Sunday June 02


GUIDED TOUR
Places of interest in the city of Naples

EXHIBITION
@ THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

EXHIBITION
@ FOQUS

ED AWARDS VOLCANICA NIGHT
Saturday June 1th • 5.30 pm until 00.00 am

@Made in Cloister
Piazza Enrico de Nicola, 48 Napoli


Saturday, June 1st, a tumultuous, volcanic, sunny evening dedicated to celebrating the best European designers. We’ll see them first at the ED Awards Ceremony, then discuss them at the ED Awards Volcanic Party.
An evening not to be missed in the historic heart of Naples.

First, the anticipation builds as we await the announcement of the winning projects among the finest talents in European design at the Mercadante Theater during the ED Awards Ceremony.

Then, it’s time for connections, discussions, and relaxation as we come together to celebrate. Join us for an evening of engaging conversations, meaningful connections, and of course, great music in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere and location.

It’s an opportunity to meet other creative minds, exchange ideas, and reflect on the innovations presented during the Festival. This event is a chance to expand your network and connect with other design enthusiasts.

Reserve your spot in advance as seats are limited.

Ticket Cost
€60 (VAT included) includes:

– Awards Ceremony @Teatro Mercadante
P.za Municipio, 80133 Napoli NA

– ED Awards Volcanica Night:
– Gran Tour video projection
– buffet aperitif in the Chiostro
– 1 drink Cloister Bar (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
– Dj Set Mix R’N’B, Jazz, Hip Hop until midnight