Although the following event won’t be taking place in Paris, we feel like it is one for the books, and our readers should definitely know about it because it is all about elevating design and craftsmanship, which is a matter that interests anyone in this sector. The Luxury Design and Craftsmanship Summit will be taking place from 20-21 June, in Oporto. The exclusive event sponsored by Covet Group will be gathering some of the most creative minds, designers, makers and luxury brands in the industry in order to discuss what’s set to happen next in the luxury design world.
The opening event will be at Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, which was designed by Pritzker Winner, Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Gondomar becomes the perfect stage to celebrate the 1st Edition of this Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit, because is a city that is all about love and devotion to craftsmanship, especially with the production of filigree.
The summit will present an incredible line-up of renowned speakers, including Michaelangelo Foundation, an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship; Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, a foundation created with the objective of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts and handicrafts; Luís Onofre, designer of luxury shoes and accessories; Vista Alegre, the oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula; Topázio, a Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history and an expert in hand-carved silver designs; and finally, Boca do Lobo, Portuguese brand of furniture-art design recognized for its unique and innovative design always hand-worked.
This event is organized in association with the Thinkers & Makers Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate and honor craftsmanship and every single person who creates soulful pieces with their own hands. According to the organization, “A unique new Summit dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between luxury and craftsmanship as essential components to inject a new verve into the design world.”
Sources: My Design Agenda