Luxury Design & Craftsmanship SUMMIT 2019

Between June 26 and 27, the city of Porto will gather designers, entrepreneurs, and students, emerging and master craftsmen, art lovers, and some of the most important entities and renowned brands in the luxury sector, in the much anticipated 2nd Edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship SUMMIT.

The Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, designed by the Pritzker winner architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, will be the ideal stage for the presentation of a unique event that brings together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands, to discuss what’s next in the Luxury Design World.

A fresh new perspective to debate the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and tribute of finest Craftsmanship.

Two days of panel discussions, a Live Showcase featuring Master Artisans and an Open Doors Gallery with some of the best pieces handcrafted by renowned artists from Europe. Rich in culture, people and heritage, the 2nd Edition demands to empower a debate not only in the city itself but also in the world. This debate will be focused on enhancing and extending Design and Craftsmanship and discuss and reinforce our role in all of it.

The success of the 1st Edition of Luxury Design & Craftsmanship was due to the excellent devotion of partners and renowned entities such as Ambassador Nicole Segundo from the Michelangelo Foundation, Marketing Director Nuno Barra from Vista Alegre, a renowned ceramics brand, among many others. The official opening ceremony was presented by the Secretary of State for Industry Ana Teresa Lehman.

OPORTO: THE NEW DESIGN POWERHOUSE

One of the oldest cities of Europe, Porto is now the new design powerhouse. World heritage proclaimed by UNESCO and home of two pritzker winners (arch. Alvaro Siza Vieira and arch. Eduardo Souto Moura), Porto has amid its many wonders an open-air museum. Azulejos (tiles), considered by most a heritage in Portuguese culture, cover the city and embellish the already natural beauty it has to offer. Bathed by the Douro River, the magic and mystique of this place are unquestionable. The river bathes the shores of the old city at the same time it is the birthplace of the many vineyards where grapes come from to produce the iconic Porto Wine

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