Everything you Need to Know about Luxury, Design and Craftsmanship in a Unique Event
Interior Design Giants brings to you the best of Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2019 (LDC Summit 2019) 2nd edition.
The event presented 18 artisans live on set and had several interesting designers like Nini Andrade Silva, emmanuel Blabed, Christian Haas and also Nicole Segundo from Michelangelo Foundation, Khaoula Ouerfelli from Assouline, between others.
At this LDC Summit were represented 20 Crafts and Arts by Top Artisans that showcase their work and do live performances where they show the audience how they work. The 20 Arts represented include Ceramics, Tiles, Stucco, Sacred Painting, Porcelain Painting, Silver Chiseling, Chiseling, Filigree, Metal Working, Jewelry, Wood Working, Bobbin Lace, Embedding, Notch, Gilding, Woodwork, Spring Wadding, Wadding, Weaving, Shoemaking, Embroidery from Madeira and Torno.
After the Inaugural Speech by Covet Group CEO Amândio Pereira it was time to Honor the Craftsmen Present at the Summit. All of them were called to the Stage and accepted awards that honor their work, legacy and creativity. After that, Marco Martins, the Mayor of Gondomar, was called to the stage to give a speech about the role of Gondomar within the Arts and Crafts. He highlighted the work of Covet Group for the Craftsmanship Values and defended that Gondomar will keep supporting the Craftsmanship World.
After all the Inaugural Speeches and Events it was time for the Summit to star. Nicole Segundo, representative of the Michelangelo Foundation talked about the Mission of this Private Foundation that supports the Arts and Crafts. That mission involves the Preservation and the Perpetuation of the Arts for Future Generations – “We want to keep the Traditions Alive so Future Generations can Enjoy them. Michelangelo supports the connection between Design and Craftsmanship so that we can promote the growth of Creativity and Craftsmanship worldwide”
Nicole Segundo highlighted the amazing Doppia Firma Event, a top Craftsmanship Event, whose latest Edition had the participation of three Portuguese Partnerships, all of them are mentioned in the Picture Above. Another top event organized by the Michelangelo Foundation with great success was the incredible Homo Faber! This event took place this past September in Venice. Nicole Segundo announced that Homo Faber was considered a Huge Sucess Worldwide and, because of that, it will return for a 2nd Edition that will also take place in Venice in 2020 between the 10th of September and the 11th of October.
It was time to start the First Panel of the 2nd Edition of Summit. Moderated by Nicole Segundo, this First Panel started with Nicole asking designer Christian Haas about his collaboration with craftsmen José Vieira (Tinplate Work) for the latest Doppia Firm Event. We then moved to Emmanuel Babled, the leader of the pristine Babled Studio, that talked about the Value and Beauty of the Craftsmanship Values and how Designers and Craftsman cand and should work well together to create amazing works of art!
The panel proceeded with Portuguese Craftsmen Miguel Duarte, representing Fundação Espirito Santo. He talked about his collaboration in the Doppia Firma Program of the Michelangelo Foundation. Within this Program, Duarte created a stunning piece of furniture made of wood that highlighted his Crafts but also the Vision of the Designers that worked with Him. He talked about the trust that has to exist between the Designer and the Craftsmen and how this trust is fundamental for a successful collaboration!
To end the day what better way than a Panel devoted to the Present and Future of Craftsmanship. The speakers of the panel included Conceição Amaral of the Ricardo Espirito Santo Foundation; João Barros of PullCast, Rui Pinto an Artisan of PullCast: Joaquim Paulo the leader of the Culture Project and Vitor Querido, a Top Artisan of the Culture Project.
The Panel started with a strong presentation of PullCast. It’s CEO, João Barros, presented this Luxury Brand that was born “of a relationship between the playful mind of a Designer and the passionate art of an Artisan”. João elated the work of Rui Pinto, the top Craftsmen of PullCast, and how his amazing creativity helped grow PullCast. Today’s PullCast is the result of a perfectly symbiotic relationship between João the Designer and Rui the Artisan! The end result is the incredible pieces of PullCast and its amazing and unique decor mission!
The second day started with an incredible speech by Carlos Coelho that reflected about the present and Future of Design, Marketing and Craftsmanship. Inspiring and Overwhelming, Mr. Coelho promoted an incredible talk about what values Portugal, what values Design, what values a Brand.
The first Panel of the Day was dedicated to Marketing. With the theme “Marketing: Winning High-End Consumers”, this Panel featured the presence of Maria José Martins (Moderator), Rita Sambado (Author), Ana Maria Vasconcelos (VP of APICCAPS), Ricardo Conceição (Entrepreneur), Miguel Costa (Entrepreneur – Bentley/ Lamborghini) and Carlos Coelho (Marketing Specialist).
The Summit resumed after a Lunch Break with the final panel of the event entitled “Designing & Crafting: Criteria to Excellence”! Raquel Costa (Swarovski), Nini Andrade da Silva (Designer), Emmanuel Babled (Designer), Khaoula Ouerfelli and Duarte Eira (Chef) were part of this incredible panel and they gave us an incredible Design Lesson!
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