Celebrating Arts & Crafts in Porto-Luxury Design+Craftsmanship Summit

Celebrating Arts & Crafts in Porto – Luxury Design+Craftsmanship Summit 2019

Celebrating Arts & Crafts in Porto – Luxury Design+Craftsmanship Summit 2019:
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of Luxury Design & Craftsmanship SUMMIT, an independently organized Covet Group event, happening in the coming days 26-27 June, which takes place in the already recognized power-city of design: Oporto, Portugal.

The Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, designed by the Pritzker winner architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, will be the ideal stage for the presentation of a unique event that brings together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands, to discuss what’s next in the Luxury Design World. A fresh new perspective to debate the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and tribute of finest Craftsmanship.

Two days of panel discussions, a Live Showcase featuring Master Artisans and an Open Doors Gallery with some of the best pieces handcrafted by renowned artists from Europe.

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Between June 26 and 27, the city of Porto will gather designersentrepreneurs and students, emerging and master craftsmenart lovers, and some of the most important entities and renowned brands in the luxury sector, in the much anticipated 2nd Edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit. What these wonderful creative minds can expect?

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NETWORKING
The greatest opportunity of brokering new connections and strengthen ties for professional development with the brightest influencers and industry’s decision makers, from the luxury sector executives to renowned brands creative minds and artists.

HOT TOPICS
A lively debate stimulated by keynote speakers, panel sessions and one-to-one interviews. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from creative minds and industry thought leaders.

TRENDS
Get to know the latest branding trends and strategies to reinvent the luxury industry, and the most avant-garde projects of design that are bringing together thinkers and makers.

LIVE SHOWCASE
Contact directly with the master artisans and see the behind the scenes reality trough live workshops. An immersive experience to find out why exclusivity and authenticity are the main values claimed by many luxury brands worldwide.

CURATED GALLERY
Wander through a curated exhibition of the finest craftsmanship creations. Be able to explore rich raw materials enhance the rich legacy of Arts & Crafts designed with a new contemporary narrative.

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Lively debate about “The Value of Craftsmanship for the Luxury World” of the previous edition of the Luxury Design+Craftsmanship Summit. Photo: © Covet Foundation

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Attendees admiring the work of Azulejo Painting. Photo: © Covet Foundation

The success of the 1st Edition of Luxury Design & Craftsmanship was due to the excellent devotion of partners and renowned entities such as Ambassador Nicole Segundo from the Michelangelo Foundation, Marketing Director Nuno Barra from Vista Alegre, a renowned ceramics brand, among many others. The official opening ceremony was presented by the Secretary of State for Industry Ana Teresa Lehman.

The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit promises to have a unique and important role in the world of Luxury Design, by discussing the real contribution of Design and Craftsmanship to the luxury world, through the Craftsmanship in local sustainability, Branding and Design.

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Amândio Pereira (Founder & CEO Covet Group), Nicole Segundo (Ambassador from the Michelangelo Foundation) and Fatima Santos (AORP – Associação de Ourivesaria e Relojaria Portuguesa). Photo: © Covet Foundation

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Ana Teresa Lehman (Secretary of Portuguese State for Industry, 2018) contemplating the live showcase of master artisans. Photo: © Covet Foundation

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Master Artisan, carefully working with Filigree, an ancient craftsmanship technique. Photo: © Covet Foundation

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It is worth reviewing here a bit of the 2018 edition:

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Master Artisan working in the traditional technique of chiseling. Photo: © Covet Foundation

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The beautiful and culture-filled city of Porto will be the home to this unique event.This exclusive event will take place in Porto, one of the oldest European cities, that is now considered a true design powerhouse. Azulejos (tiles), considered by most a heritage in Portuguese culture, cover the city and embellish the already natural beauty it has to offer. Bathed by the Douro River, the magic and mystique of this place are unquestionable. The river bathes the shores of the old city at the same time it is the birthplace of the many vineyards where grapes come from to produce the iconic Porto Wine.

Rich in culture, people and heritage, we want to empower a debate not only in the city itself but also in the world. This debate will be focused on enhancing and extending Design and Craftsmanship and discuss and reinforce our role in all of it.

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Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, conceived by the Portuguese Pritzker Architect Siza Vieira.

Covet Group is a revolutionary and creative company that brings together some of the best hand-made design brands in Portugal and internationally recognized, with Boca do Lobo being the founding brand.Currently, it is a holding company of 43 distinct businesses in the luxury sector, from the design, creation, communication, and manual production of furniture and lighting brands such as Brabbu, Circu, Delightfull or Luxxu. With a mission to inspire the world through the Design and Exquisite Craftsmanship, Covet Group, now 15 years old and located in Gondomar, has created and promoted brands, products and services that have become a successful international business.

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The hands of our dedicated craftsmen. Photo: © Covet Foundation

Recently, the Portuguese group began the creation of the Covet Foundation, with the intention of honouring, supporting and boosting Craftsmanship. The focus is on a new intervention approach to creating a competitive advantage and an environment of recognition in all sectors where skilled craftsmen are encouraged and valued throughout the world.

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Covet Foundation aims to honour, support and boost Craftsmanship in today’s luxury world. Photo: © Covet Foundation

Stay tuned to find out more about the program and the incredible speakers of this year’s edition soon. We hope to see you there, celebrating with us the best of craftsmanship and luxury design!

And don’t forget to get your tickets here!

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