If you are not planning on visiting Portugal anytime soon, well, think again, pack your bags and catch the next flight!
Most specifically, you need to hurry and come to Oporto, that apart from being one of the most desirable destinations in the world, is also becoming an emerging design hub for the creative world… But we are here to show you an even better proposal, and we risk to say, an irresistible one: Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018!
It’s true, this amazing city is about to be the main stage of one of the only events in the world that brings together to the center stage the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands, to discuss what is next in the Luxury Design world.
Happening on the 20th and 21st of June, this event promises to bring you a new perspective and the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and elevation of Craftsmanship.
Gondomar is the chosen place to host Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit, mostly due to his origins. It’s a city known for its love and devotion to craftsmanship, mainly in the jewelry industry with a special kind of love and attention for the traditional art of creating stunning jewelry pieces in filigree.
During this two-day event, the craftsmanship will be discussed with a new approach and dimension. There will be a reflection of the dynamic and digital world where craftsmanship serves as a tool for design brands and other arts.
You will be able to really get into the world of craftsmanship, since there will be live showcases of the master artisans of azulejo, wood and other ancient crafts.
There will be several panels during the event, such as:
THE VALUE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR THE LUXURY WORLD
Real case studies that translate the meaning of exclusivity and authenticity.
DESIGN AS DRIVING FORCE OF 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.
LUXURY BRANDING: BEHIND THE SCENES STORY
It’s the final panel, and it will debate the connection between the heritage techniques and its usage for the most recent marketing campaigns of leading luxury business brands.
And now, of course, let’s talk about the speakers, the ones with the mission to celebrate and honor the craftsmanship and every single person who creates soulful pieces with their own hands.
There will be some prestigious speakers on the Summit:
MICHAELANGELO FOUNDATION | 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;
LUÍS ONOFRE | Designer of luxury shoes and accessories and President of APICCAPS;
VISTA ALEGRE | The oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula;
TOPÁZIO | A Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history, expert in the creation and production of unique designed hand-carved silver;
STORYTAILORS | Two Portuguese fashion designers that combine history, the contemporary and the future in timeless designs;
BOCA DO LOBO | Portuguese brand of furniture-art design recognized for its unique and innovative design always hand-worked.
Make sure to attend the event, because you are going to love it!
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