LISBON DESIGN SHOW
7th edition 5 – 9 October 2016
The LXD is the biggest design event in Portugal, divided in 4 different areas: product (home and lifestyle), fashion (clothing, jewelery, shoes and other accessories), interior and graphic design. It stands out as the only platform to promote national design, young designers, educational institutions, emerging brands and startups. Besides the exhibition area, presents a dynamic schedule over the five-day event with workshops, conferences and fashion shows.
DESIGN(IN)DUSTRY is the theme for the LXD 7th edition.
The Lisbon Design Show, in this edition, aims to contribute for the success of the symbiosis – designer / industry through debate, exchange of experiences, creating partnerships and business – A social and economic MEETING-POINT at the service for industry, designers, creative, brands and startups.
For several years persisted a generational and conceptual ‘gap’, between the national industry and designers. However, the paradigm is shifting and partnerships between these two complementary universes are becoming more frequent, strategically more efficient and economically successful.
I was invited as guest speaker to talk about my experience with the portuguese industry among with Pedro Gomes (Pedro Gomes design studio), Jorge Lé Moura (Leitão e Irmão), Hugo Amado (Vista Alegre Atlantis) e Inês Caleiro (Guava)