Once you get into the Luxury and Craftmanship Summit 2018 you can’t go back. Grab a seat you’re going to know what to expect from this incredible summit that celebrates design, ancient crafts and luxury and how they all fit into one.
In the 20 and 21 of June, you won’t want to miss this incredibly strong Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit. With live showcases and amazing artisans and craftsmen, the luxury summit will be showcasing how they work in the worlds of fashion, jewellery and furniture.
Leaf Gilding – Used by the Covet Group’s Brands in several top-selling pieces, Leaf Gilding refers to a decorative technique for applying fine gold leaf to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold.
Filigree – The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summitwill be held in Gondomar, a city that is known as the Filigree Capital of Europe. A highlight of this event with a strong live showcase that will promote this jewellery art form that translates into a delicate metalwork that simulates lace.
Azulejo and Arraoilos – Traditional and iconic Portuguese Arts & Crafts, will also be represented in this Summit. Azulejo – a form of painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework extremely popular in Portugal. It’s so popular that it’s protected by law!
Arraiolos Rugs or Tapestry – Some of the most traditional Products of Portugal! Inspired by Persian Carpets and consist of rugs made of embroidered wool with some amazing patterns that are exclusively made in a traditional manner in the small town of Arraiolos, Portugal.
The Lace of Bilros – produced by the successive crossing or interspersed of textile yarns, executed on the pike and with the aid of pins and bobbins. “This textile art form was in decadence during the 20th Century, but to avoid its extinction, the Portuguese Government started several programs aimed to maintain the industry and tradition of Lace of Bilros well alive for centuries to come!”
Embroidery – within the textile arts, you’ll also be able to see a live showcase of Embroidery, a more common art in Europe.
As you can see the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018 will be the ideal place to get in touch with all these classic arts and to learn more about them and what can you do to help keep them alive.
Portuguese Luxury and Watchmaking Association – A private company which represents approximately 60 % of jewellery production in the North of Portugal, where we can find Oporto and Gondomar. Strong advocates of Craftsmanship and Luxury Design and that’s why they will have a lot to add to this edition.
Vista Alegre and Topázio – will also be present at the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit as Guest Speakers. “They are 2 of the Top Design Companies of Portugal and they both respect, honour and elevate the craftsmanship values with their amazing products and collections. The same goes for Topázio. This brand has been dominating the jewellery industry for over a century. This is a top premium brand that well known worldwide as one of the best manufactures of jewellery pieces that fully embodies the principles of craftsmanship.”
Storytailors, one of Portugal’s most iconic Fashion Designers/Brands. João Branco and Luis Sanchez are the leaders and the main creators of this stunning Fashion Studio that follows the principles of the craftsmanship nature within the Fashion Industry.
Boca do Lobo – whose pieces of furniture are an exclusive, emotional and creative experience to anyone. All of this brand’s amazing pieces are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do and that provides each piece a creative mixture of design, art and craftsmanship. Get ready to be presented with a complete know-how experience of how to elevate design and create stunning handcrafted pieces.
Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva Foundation. – “The Foundation is responsible for the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts, but also for two schools where several craftsmanship Arts are taught and kept alive. To this day, the Foundation has 18 Portuguese traditional arts and crafts workshops that keep alive a very significant intangible heritage of savoir-faire and ensure a specialized intervention in the Portuguese heritage through the conservation and restoration laboratory.”