It’s been 6 days since the end of the Luxury Design And Craftsmanship Summit but we still feel the need to talk about it! It was one of a kind, so we’re now sharing some highlights of the event with you. It’s ok if you were not there, you have one more shot: Paris, January 2019!
The Luxury Design And Craftsmanship Summit 2018 started on the 20th of this month and ended last week. We couldn’t ask for a better way to start: there were live showcases of the several traditional arts and crafts, many important personalities in the business area, and much more. We are about to show you some of the best arts of the Portuguese heritage. This was what you missed out on!
Those arts were: Embroidery, Filigree, Wooden Patchwork, Leaf Gilding, Jewellery Craft, Renda de Bilros and many more! With stunning details and always accompanied by an amazing staff that had the pleasure to speak to the guests, this Luxury Design Summit was a success. These showcases promoted a strong bonding between the Audience and the Artisans and the end result was amazing!
These 2 days were divided by three amazing panels constituted by your favorite host speakers. We can say that one of the highlights was, for sure, the Opening Session that was conducted by Amandio Pereira, CEO of the Covet Group. With the incredible speakers we referred before, throughout the two whole days, it had everything we could hope to achieve and more.
The highlights of the event were, without doubts, the panels. With outstanding topics, the first panel counted with “The value of Craftsmanship For the luxury World”. With the contribution of Amandio Pereira, CEO of the Covet Group, the first panel was constituted by Nicole Segundo, Representative/ Network Developer to Portugal for the Michaelangelo Foundation; Fátima Santos, General Secretary of the AORP; Luis Onofre, entrepreneur, shoemaker, and CEO of the Luis Onofre brand; and Antonio Moura, business developer. In the next day, you could see more successful business people talking about the main topic: Design and Craftsmanship! (see the video at the end of the page)
This Summit was, from our perspective, done with the greatest intention, based on an attempt to give more and more value to craftsmanship. Beyond what is in the eyes of the beholder, that is, the design, it is necessary and very important also to value the manual art of those who spend hours to finish each piece.
With this event, there was an improvement in this area, and it was possible to verify that Portugal is growing and that the country itself should be proud of how far it came but never satisfied, always looking for more. People value the process of confection of the pieces, they want to feel connected with the work of art. We can finally say that Design and Craftsmanship are holding hands!
We hope you are inspired as much as we are by this Craftsmanship Summit, so let us know your thoughts and leave a comment! You can find more information and inspiration about interior design in the other articles on home design ideas.
So, the Luxury Design And Craftsmanship Summit 2018 is going to happen! In one of the sunniest cities of Europe, the ancient crafts are going to be celebrated with some of the most amazing names in the industry of the design world and you can bet that luxury design will be the highlight.
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For two days, 20 – 21st of June 2018, Oporto will be the centre stage of Design and Craftsmanship Summit. Organized by the design group – Covet Group, the summit will bring some of the most amazing speakers along with some of the best artisans in the country. You’re set to have a good time.
Bringing along some of the most creative minds in the design industry, the place to talk about where the craftsmanship heritage and the modern world meet. For two days in a row, you’ll be able to experience to the event where luxury meets artisanship.
“The first panel dedicated to The Value of Craftsmanship for the Luxury World will showcase real case studies that translate the meaning of exclusivity and authenticity. This day will be closed by Gondomar’s Mayor, Marco Martins with a Port of Honor.”
On the second day, on the 21st of June, two panels will be presented: “Design as a Driving force for Local Craftsmanship”, a closer look into the rise of the Designer-Maker, a journey from the past towards a new cultural progress to promote creativity and innovation, while respecting traditions and safeguarding heritage.
The closing panel will be “Luxury Branding: The Behind the Scenes Story” and it will debate the connexion between the heritage techniques and its usage for the most recent marketing campaigns of leading luxury business brands.
Michaelangelo Foundation, an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design.
The Michelangelo Foundation is an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design.”
Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, a foundation created with the objective of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts and the handicrafts related to them.
Vista Alegre, the oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula – mydesignagenda claims, “Vista Alegre is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers of Europe and it’s also one of the most popular ones in the porcelain industry.”
Topázio, a Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history, is an expert in the creation and production of unique designed hand-carved silver. A brand that has been dominating the jewel industry for over a century, the worldwide brand embodies the best of the principles of craftsmanship.
What about Portuguese brands? Boca do Lobo, with a furniture art design that is worldwide recognized for its innovative design whose pieces of furniture are an exclusive, emotional and creative experience to anyone. “Get ready to be presented with a complete know-how experience of how to elevate design and create stunning handcrafted pieces.”
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