You Can’t-Miss The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018 – The amazing city of Oporto will welcome from the 20th to the 21st of June 2018, the first evet Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018 that will be organized by the Covet Group.
This will be one of the most exclusive events in the world that will bring together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands, to discuss what’s new and what’s ext in the Luxury Design World. Trust us, this event will bring you a new perspective, and the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and elevation of Craftsmanship.
The opening of the event will take place at Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, designed by Pritzker Winners, Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, on the 20th of June with the live showcase by master artisans of azulejo, woo, filigree and other ancient crafts.
This day will also mark the presentation of the first panel dedicated to The Value of Craftsmanship for the Luxury World that will showcase real case studies that translate the meaning of exclusivity and authenticity. This day will be closed by Gondomar’s Mayor, Marco Martins with a Port of Honor.
On the second day, the 21st of June, two panels will be presented: “Design as a Driving force for Local Craftsmanship”, a closer look into the rise of the Designer-Maker, a journey from the past towards a new cultural progress to promote creativity and innovation, while respecting traditions and safeguarding heritage. The closing panel will be “Luxury Branding: The Behind the Scenes Story” and it will debate the connexion between the heritage techniques and its usage for the most recent marketing campaigns of leading luxury business brands.
These panels and this amazing event will count with the presence of Michaelangelo Foundation, an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design; Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, a foundation created with the objective of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts and the handicrafts related to them; Luís Onofre, designer of luxury shoes and accessories and President of APICCAPS; Vista Alegre, the oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula; Topázio, a Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history, expert in the creation and production of unique designed hand-carved silver; StoryTailors Studio, one of the top fashion design studio of Portugal, Boca do Lobo, Portuguese brand of furniture-art design recognized for its unique and innovative design always hand-worked.
For a more detailed conference program and more specific information about this event, please visit the official website at http://designandcraftsmanship.com