During Maker Faire Rome .bijouets will presente also Cambiami (“change me”), a line of customizable sunglasses made with 3D printing technology and born from the desire to have a product changeable and customizable, able to adapt to the daily mood of each person.
Cambiami comes from an idea by Studio D’Arc (Desperate Architects Rome City), an architecture and design practice founded in Rome in 2007 by Rosa Topputo and Alessio Tommasetti, in collaboration with Valentina De Santis. The project was discovered thanks to the contest DesignWinMake 3D Edition sponsored by MakeTank, the marketplace of Italian Makers.
The global market scenario seems to be a simplified model: 3D Printing is referred to in terms of self-production, as a factory in a room, where an object is created, designed and developed. It is an activity that doesn’t appear to consider the importance of added value. However, if this model is to remain truly competitive in the long term even for micro companies, it should not only be considered in terms of rapidity, versatility, and accessibility but also in terms of competencies, strategies, resources: simply put, the ability to be entrepreneurial and to do business.
This is where 3D Printing by .bijouets comes into the picture: an analog-digital industrial model where technology is a tool that is placed at the service of master artisans, of experts who are able to create on the one hand and to search for beauty through technical perfection on the other, to transform “know how” into art.