The Best Of Portuguese Design and Craft By Interior Design Experts – Renowned speakers, as the interior designers Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec from Oitoemponto; the artist Joana Astolfi from Studio Astolfi; and Amândio Pereira, the founder of Covet Foundation and CEO of Covet Group, shared their inspirational ideas about the one topic that is starting to be an interior design trend!
For the first time, the Portuguese Design and Craft history was one of the main characters in the worldwide tradeshow, Maison et Objet. Besides the incredible booths from famous design brands that were spread across the fair’s famous Hall 8, like Vista Alegre Manufacturer, and Project Culture, there was another incredible initiative that celebrated the natural beauty of craftsmanship!
The Talk conference “Portugal: Eldorado archi, design, craft?” enchanted the audience, with the promising future of Portuguese contemporary art and design. In this talk guests, the interior design experts shared with the audience the multiple possibilities that merging contemporary design and ancient crafting techniques in Portugal can bring to the creation of exquisite home decor masterpieces.
Created in 1993 from two distinctive yet complementary personalities, this team, Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda, created a successful project that is responsible for creating unique places that can be bright and discreet, modern and timeless.
Amândio Pereira, the founder & CEO of the international creative company, called Covet Group, started in 2005 his professional journey in the luxury design world with the creation of the renowned Portuguese design brand, Boca do Lobo. Nowadays, Amândio manages a corporation with 40 distinct businesses with more than 500 employees. Due to his passion of the Portuguese craftsmanship skills, in 2018 he created the Covet Foundation, a non-profit institution that is dedicated to honoring the Arts & Crafts. This design foundation also promotes a valuable environment across industries, where the skilled artisans are encouraged and appreciated as dedicated artists.
Joana Astolfi is an artist, architect and designer that creates unique collections inspired by imperfections, mistakes and a touch of sense of humor. Distinctive surfaces, fixtures, details, textures and patinas bring depth and complexity to clean, simple lines and illuminated open spaces, always with an eye toward the history and memory of the place.
Portugal is celebrated as a cultural tourism wonder, but it is now also becoming a sanctuary for professionals that work in the design field. Many, architects, designers and artists, choose to open their workshops, studios, and ateliers in the country. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this incredible and productive conversation, don’t forget to see the next vídeo that will tell you all about this specific MO talk: