In its fifth year, Downtown Design will take place from the 14th to 17th of November at the Dubai Design District, showcasing the best of international design, including a strong presence by Portuguese brands. Curated by AIMMP (Association of Industries of Wood and Furniture Portugal), the Portuguese Pavilion will debut at Downtown Design with 15 beautiful brands presenting unique products across a range of categories for residential, hospitality and commercial projects.
Image source: the HAT by Miguel Flores Soeiro
A multi-author collection of accessories for home, &Blanc will bring eight small sized functional pieces. Developed by Miguel Flores Soeiro (Art Director), Marco Sousa Santos, Toni Grilo, Gonçalo Campos, and Daniel Vieira; these small-scale accessories, of domestic and semi-industrial production, intend to show the potential of Corian®.
Image source: LUNGTA console by Alma De Luce
With intentions to transmit and preserve Alma De Luce brings memories of traditions, of places, of myths or legends, symbols and of people of the world to life. The soul and unique identity of each furniture piece comes from the use of noble materials along with drawing inspiration from the “Portuguese craftsmanship and culture”.
Image source: ARC sideboard by Bateye
Bateye returns to Downtown Design with provoking, stimulating and seducing furniture pieces. Through their ability to defy and take risks Bateye creates furniture pieces that combine the latest technology with tradition.
Image Source: CELLULA by Corque Design
A Portuguese brand with its own seal of quality; Corque Design introduces a new global brand concept – “Designing Living Objects”. The design of high quality, exclusive and differentiated products made from cork with unique sensorial properties and exceptional environmental characteristics, for an audience that prizes creativity, functionality and sustainability conscious design.
Image source: Geneva by DEFONTES
DEFONTES: design without limits. In the early 70”s, Alberto Fernandes founded the brand as a local family-owned workshop in Portugal. The brand identifies themselves as a company capable of responding intuitively to the specific needs and aspirations of clients whatever the size of project.
Image source: Roselyn bar by Duquesa & Malvada, Designers Mint
A multidisciplinary creative office, Designer’s Mint aims to connect areas of Architecture, Interior Design and Equipment. Contributing to changing mentalities and quality of life is used as the premises to treat each project as unique and unrepeatable.Image source: Fertini Casa
FERTINI CASA is opulence personified with designs developed in the most elaborate connection of shapes, colours and eras. The brands collections have been constructed to be disruptive and flamboyant and designed with magnificence in mind. Chairs are upholstered in smooth suede or in natural leather, preserving style and guaranteeing uniqueness. Luminous wallpaper proposals illuminate and create sparkling walls.
Image source: Green Apple Home Style
Green Apple Home Style is dedicated to the designing, manufacturing and distributing of furniture pieces, ornaments, linen and lighting for private housing and hotel ware. The Portuguese based brand develops exquisite collections, creating elegant and sophisticated pieces that are manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards.
Image source: Brigitte side board by TemaHome
TemaHome produces a collection of contemporary furniture and decorative accents, that combine modern lines and award winning designs by some of the most respected Portuguese designers, such as Fernando Brízio and Filipe Alarcão.
Image Source: OPEN ID table by ThatPlace
‘That Place’ is a love story between two creative beings and an improbable combination between the mind of a Designer and of an Engineer. Since 2004, the brand creates design pieces along with interior and outdoor design projects.
Image source: Trinta Design
Portuguese brand, TRINTA POR UMA LINHA intends to spread traditional culture to the contemporary world, through function-form thinking, reflected in design projects, both of product and interior. By using national materials and common cultural expressions, the brand retains a piece of Portugal in each project giving it a unique identity.
Image source: Wewood
Founded in 2010, Wewood is the result of the research and development in the offices of Móveis Carlos Alfredo, a company specialized in manufacturing & exporting solid wood furniture since 1964. Each piece is born from the inspiration and creativity of the most talent designers and architects, turned into reality by the hands, wisdom and experience of the brands craftsmen.
Image source: Fagotel
Based on the industry production of furniture, carpentry and upholstery; Fagotel uses materials of the highest quality and adheres to the strictest standards of demand.
Image source: The Berco by Se7e Life Design
A multidisciplinary team from Portugal, Iceland and Italy, Se7e represents the city 7 hills. The team together in a research center, that is also studio and a workshop, look at daily objects and shape them in a new way. Every Se7e product is designed and produced in Portugal.
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