Project CULTURE is an awe-inspiring initiative organised by the Covet Foundation and it is the material concretization of a dream that belongs to every single person who celebrates the finest craftsmanship all around the world. Maison et Objet 2019 will become the perfect opportunity for visitors to discover the type of work that the foundation launches within Culture. This Creative Hub allows master artisans, plastic artists and designers to work together searching for new artistic ways to express themselves and create beautiful and handcrafted designs. Their stand will be decorated in a Gallery-like fashion at Hall 8, Stand C15. Originally Published on 10-01-2019
Exquisite stools with a contemporary design brought to life thanks to talented hands and ancient techniques challenged everyone, pushing the limits of Arts and Crafts. The results are masterpieces filled with the soul of their makers and thinkers, a tribute to handcraft, our cultural heritage and legacy. You will be able to see them showcased at the design fair.
Challenging the traditional concepts of the finest craftsmanship and keeping alive the spirit of experimentation, Culture is the perfect place to share knowledge and ideas and to innovate. Several different ancient techniques and arts, like marble work, Murano glass sculpture, wood carving, marquetry, acrylic and oil painting among others, are there merged into one single purpose: create something beautiful. From the Creative Atelier to Workshops, all related tools and equipment are provided to create pioneering handcrafted art pieces.
Culture will create a Limited Edition Series that will give makers the opportunity to integrate galleries and private rooms, along with careful promotion, offering a career-defining opening. All of these are ways to enrich the artist’s signature.
Artists in Residence is a Program that promotes an immersive experience and open atmosphere that encourages limitless creativity. A great possibility to stay and work temporarily in Porto, Portugal, and to be exposed to an artistic community that lives on the constant evolution. Culture is taking place in the new Covet Town, a Design & Craftsmanship city where Covet Foundation based its headquarters.
The CULTURE Creative Hub is assembling its first steps towards a brighter future for the craftsmanship world and the experimental handcrafted works of art taking shape in the artistic atelier are only the beginning. More projects are still come (as a museum and an art gallery) and the foundation wants as many people involved in this unique process of developing pieces with meaning and character as possible.