Maker Faire is the world's largest innovation show, a showcase for invention, creativity and enterprise. It is the celebration of the maker movement, the place where people of all ages come together to show what they are doing and share what they are learning in the field of 'Industry 4.0' technologies.
Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition is the largest Maker Faire outside the US and the second largest in the world in terms of visitor numbers. Our project 'Silk Chain' participated in four editions, obtaining for three consecutive years (2016 - 2017 - 2018) the "Maker of Merit - Blue Ribbonthe certificate of appreciation issued by the organisers and the American parent company Maker Media to projects that stood out for their originality, innovation and potential.
MAKER FAIRE 2019
Exhibition of our 'Silk Chain' project with the second generation of burr-processing machinery (reel, reeling machine, twisting machine, spooling machine), with a photographic description of the initial stages of the production chain (jasiculture and silkworm breeding) and with OUR SILK THREAD MADE IN ZAGAROLOlacework using the 'bobbin' craft technique.
Project presented with some students from ITIS 'George Boole' of Genazzano at the end of the Pathway for Transversal Skills and Orientation (PCTO) carried out in the company. The students promoted the project by narrating the phases of the silk production chain, explaining the operating principles of the production process, and giving a demonstration of the process to the public at the fair.
The TGR Lazio report
The service of the TGR Lazio of RAI 3
on innovations for the agriculture of the future at the Maker Faire: our 'Silk Chain' is also present, with the aim of revitalising mulberry farming.
The RAI 3 interview
Live on RAI 3, at Good morning Lazio RegionAntonella Pallante's interview with the company's two partners: Maddalena Mariani explains the latest phase of the 'Silk Chain' project,
spindle processing of our silk thread,
performed by Antonella Della Bella.
MAKER FAIRE 2018
Exhibition of our 'Silk Chain' project with the first generation of machinery (reel, spooler, spooling machine) and with OUR SILK THREAD MADE IN ZAGAROLOused for working bobbin lace.
Project presented with some students from the ITIS 'Boole' of Genazzano, who worked with us as part of the Alternanza Scuola - Lavoro on the operation of the machinery and the demonstration of processing at the fair.
MAKER OF MERIT 2018
Our project stood out for its innovativeness dedicated to the reintroduction of an artisanal craft.
The RAI Radio interview
Paola Guarnieri, journalist for Giornale Radio RAI, interviews Maddalena Mariani, company partner, on the 'Silk Chain' project.
MAKER FAIRE 2017
Exhibition of our 'Silk Chain' project with the FIRST GENERATION OF MACHINERY (reel, winder, spooler) designed and built to produce Italian-made silk thread.
Project presented with some students from the ITIS 'Boole' of Genazzano and the ITCG 'Eliano - Luzzatti' of Palestrina, who worked with us as part of the Alternanza Scuola - Lavoro on the promotion of machinery at the fair.
MAKER OF MERIT 2017
Our project excelled in the 'New Manufacturing' for the combination of traditional craftsmanship and technological innovation.
The article on
In the newspaper 'Il Messaggero', journalist Alessandro Di Liegro dedicates an article to the
Maker Faire Rome, quoting Massimo Proia,
CEO of the company, and the first two prototypes
for the production of silk thread.
MAKER FAIRE 2016
First public exhibition of our 'Silk Chain' project with the first machine built to produce a silk thread made in Italy.
Project presented with two students from the Faculty of Engineering at Tor Vergata University in Rome, who worked with us on the programming of the FIRST ASPO for silk reeling.
MAKER OF MERIT 2016
Our project was distinguished by theoriginality of the idea.