Integrated in the official programme of the Portuguese Design Year, Portuguese design works will be presented in one of the world’s most important cities, São Paulo.
The exhibition took place in August, between the 12th and the 16th of 2015. Institutional partnerships with the São Paulo Design Weekend allowed for the integration of this presentation of Portuguese design within the programme of the event, which will result in enhanced visibility for national design.
São Paulo, a strong platform within the emergent Brazilian marketplace, hosts an exhibition of equipment design. The invited curators for these exhibitions are the gallerists Guilherme Braga da Cruz and Diana Sequeira.
Relations with Brazil are of extreme importance to Portugal, as this is a strategic country concerning our international network. São Paulo Design Weekend constitutes a very relevant event within the Latin-American design scenario. Showcasing Portuguese design in this market was a decision aimed at communicating our competences and our innovative ways at an international level. The curatorship this presentation will focus on the ability of those who have contributed the most for the affirmation of national design and its identity: Portuguese designers. — Guta Moura Guedes, Portuguese Design Year Commissary