Seen as Maison et Objet is the event where several designers and interior designers meet, it’s only natural that the concept of craftsmanship would be one of the highlights of the event. Whether you are a professional of the area or someone just curious about the concept, this is an article for you.
In this article, we will be bringing you not only some relevant highlights of the event in its valuing of craftsmanship, but we also bring you the essential info on the MO talk “PORTUGAL – ELDORADO ARCHI, DESIGN AND CRAFT”. Don’t miss the full video of the event!
Project culture was founded by Covet Foundation, and it’s an awe-inspiring initiative as well as a material concretization of a dream that belongs to every person who celebrates the finest craftsmanship around the world.
You can see this project for yourself at Hall 8, Stand C15, where Boca do Lobo is. This is a great opportunity to see for yourself the experimental handcrafted works of art taking shape in the artistic atelier.
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Cécile Geiger’s work is inspired by the nature that around her: we are talking about rocks, branches, layers, vegetation, landscapes. You can see this word yourself at Stand J2.
What makes this brand so special is the fact that it brings back the contemporary trends and luxury design. Not only that but there’s also the fact that this group can give a new twist to daily use items by daring to break the boundaries of classic marquetry. You can see these fine pieces at Stand H55.
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This conference was blessed with the presence and knowledge of interior architects from Oitoemponto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and even Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation.
Amândio Pereira started his journey in the design world all the way back in 2005 when he founded the renowned luxury brand Boca do Lobo. In 2018 he established the Covet Foundation with a goal in mind: to pay tribute to Arts & Crafts, and promoting a valuable environment across industries, where skilled artisans are encouraged and treasured worldwide.
“Craftsmanship has been passed on from generation to generation. People are getting more curious and passionate about it.”
Oitoemponto* was created by Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec in 1993. This was a fusion between two very different but terribly complementary personalities, yet ironically it almost can be told as an ideal success story.
“The marble is a part of our country, you can see it in all houses, and monuments. The marble idea started already in the 12th Century – keeping on with the DNA of the country”
The best way to define Studio Astolfi is through its variety of products that are inspired by the creator’s visual inspiration. Joana Astolfi (artist, architect, and designer) draws visual inspiration from a variety of found objects such as Porcelain statuettes, miniatures, vintage chairs, lamps, toys, diaries, and photographs.
“Most of my projects have a story, are concepts with a narrative, a full experience.”