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Discover The Speakers of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship SummitFriday 1 June 2018
Discover The Speakers of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit – As we told you before, CovetED is extremely excited about the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2018, one of the most anticipated design events of this year! We’ve decided to tell you all about the Speakers of this 1st Edition! So Join CovetED and know what to expect from this amazing design event.
One of the biggest names of this Summit is the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. For those who don’t know, the Michelangelo Foundation is an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. As you can see, the Michelangelo Foundation will provide all the information you need to know about the preservation of the most traditional craftsmanship arts across the planet!
Let’s move on to the Portuguese Luxury and Watchmaking Association, another top Guest Speaker of this first Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit. This is a private company which represents approximately 60 % of jewelry production in the North of Portugal, where we can find Oporto and Gondomar. It associates approximately 400 companies and encompasses goldsmiths, jewelers, watchmakers and other associated fields.
Speaking of Luxury and Portugal, Topázio and Vista Alegre will also be present at the 1st Edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit as Guest Speakers. We’re talking about two of the most Famed Design Companies of Portugal and they both respect, honor and elevate the craftsmanship values with their amazing products and collections. Vista Alegre is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in Europe and it’s also one of the most popular ones in the porcelain industry. The same goes for Topázio. This brand has been dominating the jewelry industry for over a century and is well known worldwide as one of the best manufactures of jewelry pieces that fully embodies the basics of craftsmanship.
If you think this Summit will be all about Furniture, then you are mistaken! The Fashion Industry will also be well represented by the 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.
Returning to the Furniture Element, let us tell you all about the representative of the Covet Group and of the Luxury Furniture Brands in this Summit. We’re talking about 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. You’ll be able to hear what Boca do Lobo has to stay about working with some of the most amazing craftsmanship arts of Europe.
Lastly, let us present the Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva Foundation. In 1953, Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, a well-known banker and collector, made several donations to the Portuguese State that allow the creation of this Foundation that serves as a Museum-School with the aim of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts and the handicrafts related to them. 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.
So are you going to this Summit? Which of these speakers are you more interested to hear? Remember, don’t miss this Summit on the 20th and 21st of June of 2018.
Image Credits: Vista Alegre, Storytailors, Michelangelo Foundation, Portuguese Luxury and Watchmaking Association
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