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(29 October – 6 November 2022)
From Saturday 29 October until the following Sunday, 6 November, Arredamont, the Mountain Furnishing Exhibition, now in its 44th edition, returns to Longarone. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday at 11 am.
The event was presented this morning at Palazzo Piloni, headquarters of the Provincial Administration of Belluno, by the President of the Province and Mayor of Longarone Roberto Padrin, the President of Longarone Fiere Gian Angelo Bellati, Ernesto Contessa, President of C.I.T.A. – the Italian Association of Upholsterers and Furnishers, and Prof. Damiano Burigo of the CFS – the Belluno Training and Safety Centre, who will have an important space with their stand.
“I think that by now Arredamont has become our workhorse and the most important fair in the panorama of Longarone Fiera. This is how President Padrin began, explaining: “This is thanks to the great work that Longarone fiere has done, but above all to our companies that still strongly believe in this opportunity to meet the general public. It is a big thank you that certainly goes to them, who are our strength, who over the years have continued to believe in Longarone Fiere and have also brought home significant results, and this is also testified by the attendance figures for these editions. I truly hope that now the public will respond in a big way. It’s a trade fair that has become increasingly specialised over the years precisely by focusing on mountain furniture, which is a peculiarity of ours and which confirms Longarone’s role as a national mountain trade fair. We must reiterate this concept at an extremely important time when the mountains are suffering, but the mountains in the Belluno region are perhaps suffering less than others, and we must also be positive from this point of view’.
President Bellati also emphasises that Arredamont is ‘one of the most important fairs in our mountain fair. It is a small, but very important trade fair that once again this year presents a very rich Arredamont: there are 167 companies, 224 brands represented that come from more than 10 Italian regions and more than 7 European and foreign countries. So this year again this is a very well attended fair. Finally it seems that we are out of what has been covid that has brought a huge problem to all trade fairs around the world. Because it was the sector most affected by the pandemic with drops in turnover of up to 100 per cent. So now we are starting up again, the prospects are very good, and this year too there will be many interesting initiatives, ranging from the great ability our world has to create wonderful products with craftsmanship, which almost resemble artistic products. So much so that we will also have Arte in Fiera Dolomiti (Art in the Dolomites Fair), so a great example of an event that also wants to promote the culture of the Belluno area. It will also be an interesting edition because there will be conferences and opportunities for in-depth analysis”.
Numerous exhibition sectors are planned: furniture and furnishings, furnishing accessories, doors and windows, stairs, flooring, stoves, fireplaces and heating systems, bathroom furnishings and building restoration material.
We are therefore able to offer once again this year a unique event of its kind in Italy that offers visitors the latest in the furnishing sector, presenting original products alongside traditional furniture and furnishing accessories.
Arredamont is a constantly evolving site and welcomes proposals that come not only from the Dolomites and the Veneto mountains. The experiences, traditions, and materials of all the regions of the Alpine arc are the elements on which the interest of a public that looks with attention to the furnishing and construction aspects as well as the outdoor spaces of the home is focused.
And again from all over the Alps, not just Italy, the Alpine mask makers will be present with a stand, sculpting their wonderful wooden masks.
And to give space also to small artisans of furnishing accessories and artistic creations, the fair continues with the project that has been a great success in recent years, ‘L’Artigiano sotto l’Albero’ (The Artisan under the Tree): spaces at the foot of a tree-shaped wooden structure dedicated to small quality handicrafts.
The upholsterer artisans could not be missing. President Ernesto Contessa tells us about their participation at Arredamont: “This year, the Italian Upholsterers’ Association continues its work to promote and disseminate the art and know-how of upholstery. We are increasingly convinced, especially in this period of great transition and innovation, that we need to leverage our strengths and values. Which are our history, our culture, our know-how. Values that we must also increasingly pass on to young people, because the sector needs new forces. There are spaces to create, to work, and this presence of ours must be precisely to tell what an upholsterer can do, what our history and culture is. And to make others, we hope, fall in love with this craft as we have been for a lifetime. We will have meetings, this year also with weavers, because the art of textiles has always been alongside upholstery. We work with textiles that someone produces, that artists produce. So we will also have artists with us and we will also have people who are working to promote Italian craftsmanship and know-how’.
And to continue in the name of training, a fundamental investment for the future, the participation of the C.F.S., Belluno’s Centre for Training and Safety, and the Sedico Wood School is also guaranteed.
In particular, Prof. Damiano Burigo of the C.F.S. explains that their stand will feature the ‘Museum of Mountain Construction. A project done together with 12 companies from the construction industry in the province of Belluno. We will conclude with an event on Sunday, 6 November at 3 p.m. in the conference hall with a project in which our professor Pierantonio Gris will present a recovery of a rural building in Pianezze done through the use of solar panels. We invite everyone to attend, not only technicians in the field, because it is a conference where he will illustrate the convenience of these solar panels and will also show, for those who have already installed them, how to make their photovoltaic system perform 100 per cent”.