Como is synonymous of silk, we know. In this post we told you some news about the Silk Museum that you could visit once arrived in Como, and in this other post you can read about high quality silk and handicraft product in Como that brings our city in the world and in the Vatican.
This tradition was born thanks to the foresight of Count Ludovico Sforza. It was the one who in 1400 pushed the cultivation of mulberry trees, ‘Morus’ in Latin and ‘morum’ dialect (for that reason it seems to be precisely why one of his nicknames was ‘Ludovico the Moor’). The mulberry is really important because its leaves are essential nourishment for the “Bombyx mori”, the butterfly that produces the silkworm. Como in 1972 even won a record about the transformation of silk surpassing Japan, but today? Does the Silk Market in Como works?
Silk Como: essential for new futures technologies
If you think that silk is ‘only’ synonymous of scarves or ties, you’ll have to think again.
Since 2006, in fact, Fiorenzo Ometto, lombard young researcher now a professor at the department of biomedical Medicine at the Tufts University in Medford, near Boston, header of the Laboratory of nonlinear optics and ultrafast biophotonics, he and his team developed a research on the transformation of the Silk in bio modular materials. This research aims to improve people’s lifestyles so much that have already been developed prototypes for: optical implantable, biodegradable components for electronics, biodegradable inks, microchips to be implanted for pain treatment or completely edible electronic components made only with magnesium and silk. Here in this video the intervention of Ometto at TEDx in 2011, and even there he told us what would happen in the future.
Como’s silk: this future material at the center of a major new event “the silk party’
Como silk becomes a future material and we are really happy to be immersed in an area that will continue, thanks it, to produce really beautiful and high quality objects, but also useful for humanity. Where there is innovation, there will be new opportunities and the Como area will only benefit. The Como silk becomes a material of the future and we are really happy to be immersed in an area that will continue, thanks to this material to produce aesthetically beautiful objects and high quality, but also useful for humanity. Where there is innovation, there will be new opportunities and the Como area it will only benefit.
We are certain that it is precisely for this reason that many Como’s companies and associations are designing for next year the great event ‘the silk party’: the program is going to be drawn up and defined, but it will make return Como really at the center of world attention because of his great product. We wait you in Como and in our Hotel Posta Moltrasio, to immerse you in our history and our traditions, as well as silk is able to create bridges between past and future …Don’t forget to take a look at our offers pages, and if you want a truly special and exclusive offer, sign up for our newsletter: once a month you will receive members only dedicated promotions and news.
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