DesignWinMake goes Metal

Unleash your imagination for our product design contest: this year, we’re looking for original and appealing laser-cut objects


MakeMore contest: you can still choose your winner

Makers aren’t afraid of challenges and those who joined our MakeMore contest proved it once again. We received more than 80 projects, conceived in the best Maker-style: mixing tradition with innovative manufacturing techniques. And with wood, this time: if there’s one thing we learned with this contest, is that wood has a bright future. We hope the same for our five finalists, and you still have time to choose your […]


PrintEat, create your own 3D-printable pasta

ThinGarage launched a contest for a 3D-printable shape of pasta: design your own and submit it before October, 20th


ActionAid Italy's Beatrice Costa on 3DPRINTforAID contest

The challenge MakeTank and Thingarage issued with our 3DPRINTforAID contest, created to award a 3D-printed socially useful object, goes on. Before the deadline of September, 23rd you can upload your project on the contest webpage and then… cross your fingers. The award ceremony will be held during Maker Faire Rome 2014. To give you some hints you may need, we’ve talked with Beatrice Costa, member of 3DPRINTforAID jury and Head […]


3DPRINTforAID: 3D printing makes life better

3D printing can improve quality of life: if you have a project that realizes this concept, MakeTank, Thingarage and Vectorealism just launched the right contest for you


Get ready for MakeMore: an interview with Daniela Archiutti

Do you need hints for our MakeMore contest? We talked about design and materials with Daniela Archiutti, Art DIrector of Veneta Cucine.


Sara Barroccu wins DesignWinMake 3D Edition

And the winner is… Sara Barroccu: with her Barsa project the young architect from Olbia who lives and works in Rome won our DesignWinMake contest, this time dedicated to 3D printing. Sara won with a bijoux collection based on a simple shape: an irregular prism with six faces turned into a little digital sculpture. Every piece of the collection comes from new shapes and materials and, thanks to its handmade […]


MakeMore, a contest by MakeTank and Veneta Cucine

VenetaCucine, the leading italian company in the production of kitchen furniture, has extended its offering to include a new line of furnishing accessories which form the new catalogue ADD MORE. Wood plays a key role in this new line because, as underlined by the seven italian designers who created ADD MORE objects, it’s the material which best represent our love for nature and which also touches all our senses. But […]


UfficioManifesto wants ideas for the collaborative office

Web & new media agency Monforte, based in Milan, wants to transform the opening of its new offices near Porta Genova, the very center of Design Week’s FuoriSalone, in a chance of visibility and experience for Makers and creatives. Monforte decided to design its new offices following a collaborative approach: not the “usual” office, however comfortable and productive, but a place mixing work areas with places to share ideas, co-work […]


Up Designer Selection: a design contest for the table

If you are an architect, a designer or simply a creative who loves self-production, Up Designer Selection ( could be the chance you’re waiting for. Now at its second edition, Up Designer Selection is a contest created by architects Laura Calligari and Cinzia Loncao to promote independent design and productions. The contest’s new edition – organized in collaboration with Imake Associazione Culturale Designer Autoprodotti ( and MakeTank Srl (, European Makers’ marketplace – is centered on […]