Society Limonta at EDIT Napoli

The “Oliva” tablecloth and the “Papilio Alexanor” tapestry are the protagonists of Semplicemente Circolare, the selection of recyclable, sustainable and biophilic materials crafted for interior design and presented at EDIT Napoli between the 7th – 9th October 2022. Society Limonta participated in the fair dedicated to editorial and author design with Monostudio Associati which has been experimenting with a more recyclable and sustainable way of designing with the Monoferments project since 2020.

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Society has donated textile production leftovers to the creation of the tablecloth and tapestry, that together with two sets of decorative tiles and some floor samples, form a collection of recycled materials designed for the catering world.

For the creation of the “Oliva” tablecloth, the production surplus of Society’s REM linen in brown, beige, dark grey and light green, has been sewn by the seamstresses of Molce Atelier – a therapeutic tailoring boutique for women who have been victims of violence -, inspired by the works of the textile artist Anni Albers.

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The Papilio Alexanor butterfly in the “Papilio Alexanor” tapestry, is a species at risk of extinction in Northern Italy, with which the architects Elisa Evaso and Luca Guglieri wanted to resemble the delicate balances linked to biodiversity. With sustainability in mind, BON, DRAI and SATEN linen and the NITE cotton, which are used for the different parts of the tapestry, have been dyed with natural pigments, derived from onion skin, sophora flowers from Japan, avocado peels and stones, coffee grounds and squid ink.

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Society shares the project and the values of Monostudio Associati, focused on the promotion of an ethical design in behaviours even before than in materials, which aim at the recyclable and local reuse of leftovers and collaboration between companies, designers and non-profit organizations.


Concept and project: Monostudio Associati 

Photo: Mario Teli

Styling: Elisabetta Bongiorni