Claus Porto Flagship Store, Lisbon

 

GONÇALO PRUDÊNCIO

MAKE YOUR OWN DESK ACCESSORY

Studied at Faculdade de Arquitectura in Lisbon (PT) and Politécnico di Milano, in Milan (IT). From 2000 to 2005, Gonçalo lives and works in Rotterdam (NL) and Copenhagen (DK) collaborating with different companies on the development of product and furniture projects. In 2006, founds the office GPOD | Gonçalo Prudêncio Office for Design, with services ranging from furniture to product design, incurring every now and then on urban planning and architectural projects. In 2013, he launches a new project called Make it - a consultancy service for product development aimed at fostering production made in Portugal. In 2016, a brand of home furniture and accessories called Ghome is created.

NICHOLAI WIIG HANSEN

MAKE YOUR OWN TABLEWARE PIECE

Nicholai Wiig Hansen has had his own design studio since he was 26 years old. When Nicholai designs he uses himself as the target group. Proportions are extremely important in his work and details are not added from a decoration perspective but only if they serve some kind of purpose.

 

He is inspired by everything that surrounds him and especially art, food, nature and machinery. When Nicholai Wiig Hansen designs a new product he always thinks the product to end in his head before sketching a single drawing. Everything from production to form and all the way to the end-user perspective.

Nicholai was already distinguished German Design Award 2016 and Reddot Design Award 2013. Nicholai has designed furniture for companies like Normann Copenhagen and IKEA.

 

Geo Series

Photo credits - Normann Copenhagen

Tablo

Photo credits - Normann Copenhagen

Geo Series

Photo credits - Normann Copenhagen

Geo Series

Photo credits - Normann Copenhagen

JOANA ASTOLFI

MAKE YOUR OWN PACKAGING DESIGN

Joana Astolfi (Lisbon,1975) is a Portuguese architect and artist. She graduated in Architecture from the University of Wales. Astolfi works spaces and objects. She collects porcelain birds, vintage toys and miniatures. She also gathers diaries and photographs of people she never met and creates narratives based on the characters in the photos. She has lived and worked in London, Munich, Venice and Los Angeles. Astolfi is the first Portuguese artist to become part of Fabrica’s team (Benetton’s Creative Research Centre) located in Venice, Italy. During two years she develops a series of projects at Fabrica, considered one of the world’s most prestigious think-tanks. 

Astolfi is a voyeur and a collector. She is particularly interested in the process of resuscitating and manipulating obsolete objects and spaces, giving them a second chance. Astolfi’s artwork is based on the transformation of forgotten objects and images into ‘objets d’art’ through conceptual twists, creating unique pieces. Every piece tells a story based on the memory of each object that she finds. She often plays with the idea of scale and proportion and frequently invites the public to discover her artworks by looking through magnifying lenses or peeping through viewfinders. Astolfi likes to celebrate imperfections and mistakes, often evoking humor in her pieces. Her work has been exhibited in various countries and acquired by several collectors. She is Portugal’s window designer for Hermès since 2014 and invited artist window designer worldwide. Studio Astolfi’s list of clients includes L’Óreal, Hermès, Claus Porto, Herdade da Comporta, José Avillez, A Padaria Portuguesa, Herdade de São Lourenço do Barrocal, PARK, Storytailors, André Opticas, CUF and Village Underground Lisboa.

Claus Porto Flagship Store, Lisbon

 

Bairro do Avillez, Lisbon

Herdade São Lourenço do Barrocal, Monsaraz, Portugal

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