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Design and design award 2015

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Design and design award is an initiative from Marc Praquin. Everyday the homepage of DesignAndDesign.com is dedicated to two projects, one in graphic design and the other in product or packaging design. More than a virtual application, this is also a book published yearly with all the awarded project.

“I realised that it is much easier for us designers to create things than to make a name for ourselves. So I decided to offer our community a simple yet powerful tool, completely free of charge, to free us from the monopoly of mainstream media and, at long last, let us speak for ourselves. This is how the Design and Design project got started. Already a reference in more than 160 countries, this tool is now being extended to a non-virtual application: every year, all awarded projects are published in The Design and Design Book of the Year.”
Marc Praquin, Designer

I was reward in 2015 for the best product design with “Veneer”, a wall hanger in December, 12th.

www.designanddesign.com

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Desire Tension Transition

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DESIRE TENSION TRANSITION . Portuguese paths of design

Matosinhos – Galeria Nave da Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
12 NOVEMBER 2015 — 12 MARCH 2016

This exhibition puts forward an unusual perspective of Portuguese design and of contemporary production across various areas (from product to editorial design and from multimedia to furniture design), and of the relationship between contemporaneity and history. It reflects on Portuguese design as an ample and diverse territory, assuming a particular layout spread across 16 autonomous and heteronymous modules, each with their own curating.

A Game with a Function:
Emerges from a definition of design supplied by Sebastião Rodrigues, to bring together around 20 contemporary production projects;
Geometry of Colours:
Stemming from the archive of the Sacavém Ceramics Factory;
Politics of the Spirit:
Focussing on the connection between design and politics during the Estado Novo (dictatorship) period, between 1933 and 1950;
Sitting:
Objects that respond to this function, privileging contemporary production, but establishing a dialogue with history;
Olaio:
Selection of drawings of environments and pieces of furniture developed for the production of the Olaio Factory;
Porto School:
Array of design objects created by architects from various generations, all educated at the Architecture Faculty of the Porto University;
A.S. – Designing Modernism:
Set of archival materials – unpublished studies by António Soares, a seminal figure of Portuguese illustration and design from the first half of the 20th Century;
Mass production, artisanal, industrial:
the evolution of mass-produced Portuguese ceramics throughout the 20th Century;
Vista Alegre:
A presentation of 40 VA pieces of contemporary production;
Limited Edition:
Questioning the disciplinary boundaries of design by bringing together unique and limited series pieces;
Sobre(a)posição:
40 posters created for cultural clients;
Synaesthesia:
Explores the relationship between image and sound, through an exploration of independent contemporary publishing;
Best Portuguese Book Design:
A selection of books published between 2010 and 2013 within the scope of the BPBD competition, documenting, promoting and appreciating books conceived, designed and produced in Portugal;
Wide® – Symbols & logos Portugal:
The creation of brands in Portugal during the last 10 years, through a presentation of logos – considered the essence of brand representation;
Type:
The contemporary panorama of type face design in Portugal;
Joy is the most serious thing in life:
The history of humoristic drawing since the end of the 19th Century to today.

GENERAL CURATOR JOSÉ BÁRTOLO (PT)
CO-CURATORS INÊS NEPOMUCENO (PT), GONÇALO CABRAL (PT), JORGE SILVA (PT), MARIA MILANO (IT), RITA GOMES FERRÃO (PT), RICARDO LEITE (PT), RUI ABREU (PT), SÉRGIO ALVES (PT)

www.experimentadesign.pt

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LEVE at São Paulo

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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

 

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Here, there, everywhere.

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Here, There, Everywhere is a book which was release May, 1st 2014. It features the work of Droog Lab over the past 4 years. With partners, consultants and designers, Droog Lab has explored many different locations worldwide in order to see how people live their lives there. Associated to the team, I had the opportunity to work on Droog al Arab, which is presented into that book.

topic: collaborative creation  I  location: Dubai

Many know Dubai has the tallest skyscrapers, the biggest malls, luxury cars, indoor skiing and fake coastlines. Driven by an ambition to be the best in the world, Dubai’s unprecedented growth has reached a ceiling. Promoting a life of excess in today’s financially and ecologically sensitive climate, can certainly make one unpopular. Inspired by Dubai’s level of ambition and ability to build new worlds, the Lab will explore a new model for future development, one characterized by social intelligence and collaborative creation.

Synopsis
An online hub for collaborative content creation and development has been envisioned by Jurgen Bey and Saskia van Drimmelen. On this platform, the leading designers can invite emerging designers, makers and other collaborators to contribute ideas and skills. The platform features a time bank—a place where time contributions are collected and traded, and a library—a place for supportive material that anyone can add to.
Proposals enter a catalogue that can be viewed by potential developers for realization. The platform brings together design, production and consumption, and can pop up anywhere in the world as an alternative pop up mall. Inspired by a closely knit family business model with new notions of hierarchy, this platform is about community thinking and its vast potential.

“A metaphor for Dubai’s future” – Mark Blaisse, Pilgrims

Team
Director: Renny Ramakers, Droog
Local partner: Rami Farook, traffic
Leading designers: Jurgen Bey, Saskia van Drimmelen
Design team: Daphnée Lanternier, Emmeline de Mooij, Nadine Sterk
Local designers: Ahmad Angawi, Omran Al Owais
Consultants: Mark Blaisse, Stephan Propper, Peter Clercx
Lab: Agata Jaworska, content & project manager
Lab interns: Luís Nascimento, Daniela Dossi, Tom Merrell, Katrin Murbach, Libby Scarlett, Femke de Vries

www.drooglab.com

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Conversas XXXIV

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Conversas is a series of weekly informal meetings made so that we can get to know and discuss projects and interests.
During the event three Conversadores (those who talk at Conversas) bring something to share with the gathered group, for thirty minutes each. As the title suggests itself, Conversas (Conversations in Portuguese) aim at an equal set up from which both the Conversadores and the group should be able to profit. Events are open to all and the entrance is free.

I was a guest speaker for the XXXIV edition in Lisbon, Portugal the 23rd of January 2013 and I decided to talk about the relevance of the designer in a company. A large part of the portuguese industry has a fragil business model, without the creation of corporate products, where Design has no place. The role of the designer should become more and more preponderant, even at strategic levels, where added value creation becomes fundamental for the success of our industry.

www.conversas.net

Design à mão

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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.

 

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Design Management Europe award

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The Design Management Europe award took place at Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia the 23rd of september 2011, aiming to highlight the value of design management within a business. The DME Award recognizes those enterprises that have mastered the ability to put design at the service of their business strategies. The DME Award evaluation is based on four criteria, which were agreed upon by a group of experts in 2008: leadership in design innovation; driving change through design; excellence in design co-ordination and strategic performance. After a competition between 500 companies from European Union, Piodão get an honorable mention for the use of Design to reach a new market position.

Being the company’s head of Design at that time, It was a big reward for putting design ahead in the company’s business strategy.

 

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Sardinha ao Sal

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The “Sardinha ao Sal” presentation took place at TemaHome gallery in Lisbon the 29th of May 2010. The project is a limited edition of 100 pieces exclusive for the gallery. It celebrates the arrival of the Sardines season and pays hommage to the recovered mould of a common sardine from the Bordallo Pinheiro Ceramics.

 

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