Luxury design will be the main topic in the city of Porto between 26 and 27 of June. This design event 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 Álvaro 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The greatest opportunity of brokering new connections and strengthen ties for professional development with the brightest influencers and industry’s decision makers, from the luxury sector executives to renowned brands creative minds and artists.
A lively debate stimulated by keynote speakers, panel sessions and one-to-one interviews. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from creative minds and industry thought leaders.
Get to know the latest branding trends and strategies to reinvent the luxury industry, and the most avant-garde projects of design that are bringing together thinkers and makers.
Contact directly with the master artisans and see the behind the scenes reality trough live workshops. An immersive experience to find out why exclusivity and authenticity are the main values claimed by many luxury brands worldwide.
Wander through a curated exhibition of the finest craftsmanship creations. Be able to explore rich raw materials enhance the rich legacy of Arts & Crafts designed with a new contemporary narrative.
OPORTO: THE NEW DESIGN POWERHOUSE
One of the oldest cities in 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.
Hope to see you at this Luxury Design event!