Design à mão is an online platform developed by Rita Botelho that works as a meeting point between Portuguese craftsmen and designers all over the world who want to work together. The main goals of this platform are to make the contact between craftsmen and designers easier, to join different generations and motivate the creation of opportunities to exchange different techniques and work approaches in innovative projects that revitalise Portuguese crafts.
Design à mão had a first exhibition developedand supported by the design gallery Show me, based in Braga, Portugal. The goal was to launch the online platform and to initiate an object collection. I had the opportunity to present there “Bastidor”, a wall clock whose tools to make it are from the cross stitch.