With its fifth edition, Alcova, the independent platform dedicated to design conceived by Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima, is back. One of the most anticipated events of the Fuori Salone, so much so that it has become a real “salon within the salon” with a huge media resonance. Proof of its success are the kilometer-long queue outside the Ex Macello di Porta Vittoria, the location chosen for this year’s event, and the large number of designers present, as well as galleries, institutions, brands and projects from great schools such as IED and NABA.
Alcova stands out for its focus on emerging young designers and sophisticated selection of collectible design, all set within a fascinating context. In fact, Alcova has always stood as a reactivator of disused locations, from the former Cova panettone factory to the former military hospital in Baggio, arriving this year at the huge location of the old slaughterhouse in Viale Molise, already used for recreational and cultural activities.
The large floor plan of the abandoned space undoubtedly allows it to accommodate a large number of exhibitors, located in different areas of the space, named with terminologies typical of the place, such as the “Lair” or the “Slaughterhouse.”
Given the large number of “stands” present and also because of the large turnout, the entire fair needs at least one day to be visited with proper attention. What stands out is the attention paid to eco-sustainable design, especially to new materials, as well as the large selection of furnishings and installations with a wow effect. Among the international design innovations, we select some of our favorites below.
You have until Sunday, April 23, 2023, the last day of Design Week, to visit Alcova, remembering to register at this link.
Photo Credits: Andrés Juan Suarez