Wave Market Fair opens the doors to the autumn edition of the first Craft and Design Fair in Rome
Discover the excellences of Made in Italy from October 5 – 6 at the PratiBus district at the Wave Market Fair – the first craft and design fair in Rome. Each edition promotes companies, brands and young designers, triggering a network of collaborations between different realities linked to the world of innovation and creativity. This unique event is all about the promotion of craftsmanship and design in their various forms. Over the two days of the fair, 7000 visitors are expected, with access to a 5000sqm industrial location, where they’ll have the opportunity to see more than 1000 products created by 120 brands coming from more than 15 Italian regions.
The Market – which will be the heart of Wave Market Fair – will be the voice of brands and makers, selected all around Italy to embody art in the most revolutionary senese: as a continuity of tradition and sustainable innovation. There will be three thematic areas: Craft, Product Design and Visual Design, divided into subcategories of artisan, design, illustration, publishing, food and wine production, wellness and floral design.
One of the highlights of this edition is the space dedicated to young and talented designers – a space where they’ll be albe to connect with manufacturing companies, industry operators, universities and design institutes. Thanks to the collaboration and support of RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, QUASAR – Institute for Advanced Design, and NID – Nuovo Istituto di Design, Young Designers will be a unique occasion to network with the protagonists of the creative Italian panorama.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in contemporary workshops to feed their curiosity. Ex-lavatoio offers workshops where visitors can observe the process and techniques behind finished products. Saturday, October 5th, Pastry Raw with Romina Coppola, Food Photography with Ambra and Tea Scarselle, and Immaginazione Pratica with Mara Bragaglia will hold their workshops. While Sunday, October 6th, workshops of the Laboratorio Olfattivo Floreale with Copihue Floral Studio, Ceramica with Cristina Firotto and Party Planning with Francesca Ferrazzo will await you.
Of course, an entertaining area for children and families won’t be missing, curated by REf Kids & Family of the Romaeuropa Festival. And a rich food and drink selection is also in store: from food trucks to restaurants and companies from the sector, quality of the ingredient will be the focus!
Born in 2016 Wave Market Fair offers a unique format, triggering a network of collaborations between different realities and putting the focus on the connection and exchange between people, with a strong cultural, social and economic impact. It’s an opportunity for mutual encounters and inspiration, stimulating growth of young entrepreneurship, thus stimulating the city’s economy and tourism. Save the date and check out the official event!
From 5 – 6 October
Viale Angelico, 52 (Prati)
Entry: €5 (valid for both days)
Family pass: €8 (valid for both days)
Entry is free for under 18, over 65, and individuals with impaired mobility