The historic origins of Silk Weaving date back to 1789, when Francesco De Negri, Textile Master from Genova, was required to come to San Leucio by the king Ferdinand the IVth. He based himself in San Leucio to work in the Real Colony of silk, which had been founded a few years before, by the king of Napled and The 2 Sicilies.
The company, started up by Ferdinand’s nephew Leopoldo, is the history of an authentic Italian family affair, which gives life to a very fine craftmanship tradition. Subtle plots of personal events and passion interwine in the life of the De Negri family and unequaledly enrich the art of weaving, re-interpretated by each generation. Enchanting textures of fabrics enrich historic homes and prestigious enviroments, dress ladies and noblewomen, open up to international lounges, making Italian textile art known worldwide.
Tiny passion and love threads weave the history of Antico Opificio, preserving itself in respect to the original tradition, being open to new styles and horizons.