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According to the news, the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018 is going to be the event of the year! From the 20th to the 21st of June 2018, Oporto will be the centre stage of the unique summit that has all it all. Joining the luxury design world with the master skills of the ancient crafts will be the ones making this event a special one.
Taking place in a unique city, the opening event will be at Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar designed by Pritzker Winners, Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The city that is known for its craftsmanship heritage, Oporto is going to be the centre stage of what the luxury industry has to offer with debate and informed conversation for those who seek to be at the forefront of the Luxury Design field.
The 1st edition of the this Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit is going to showcase some of the craftsmanship heritage that Portugal has to offer. Organized by the Covet Group and in association with the Thinkers & Makers Foundation. The mission is to celebrate and honour the craftsmanship and the people that work towards the unique pieces we get to have.
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.”
The first day is going to be a delight. The first panel is going to be dedicated to The Value of Craftsmanship for the Luxury World and it will showcase real cases that transmit the soul behind the meaning of exclusivity and authenticity in unique handmade pieces. To close this amazing first day, Gondomar’s Mayor, Marco Martins.
The second day is going to present the “Design as a Driving force for Local Craftsmanship”. The panel is going to bring to its guests a closer look into the rise of Designer-Maker – “a journey from the past towards a new cultural progress to promote creativity and innovation while respecting traditions and safeguarding heritage.”
The day will be closed with the promising panel “Luxury Branding: The Behind the Scenes Story”- and it has on its quest to debate the connexion between the heritage techniques and its usage in the recent marketing campaigns of leading luxury and business industries.
Now, onto the speakers.
According to the designandcraftsmanship website, the following speakers are confirmed:
An international non-profit, The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, this is one of the most expected confirmations for this summit. Setting to preserve the master craftsmanships this incredible speaker will showcase their plans and inputs of how to assure the preservation of the design and craftsmanship.
With the objective of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts, this foundation works as a Museum School. With 18 Portuguese traditional arts and crafts workshops, you can’t definitely miss this speaker in the Summit!
Now, speaking of luxury. The top two of the design companies in Portugal, the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit is going to honour and elevate the craftsmanship values in the world of porcelain and the jewellery industry for over a century.
The fashion industry will be present as well! Storytailors, one of Portugal’s most iconic Fashion Designers/Brands, the João Branco and Luis Sanchez are the leaders and main creators of the fashion studio. Concealing the principles of the craftmanship nature within the fashion industry. With incredible inspirations in their charming collection, Storytailors are a regular presence in the editorials of the most prestigious national and international fashion publications.
A Portugues brand of furniture-art design recognized worldwide by its unique and innovative design, the key aspect is the handmade pieces. Exclusive, emotional and an incredible experience for those who have the privilege, the unique brand wants to provide their client base with a mixture of design, art and craftsmanship. Get ready to be presented with a complete know-how experience of how to elevate design and create stunning handcrafted pieces.
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