"We are Ana and Felipa Almeida and together we opened in 2011 an architecture, interior and furniture design studio based in Lisbon. We like to initiate our projects with a multidisciplinary research to then think and draw projects with every detail possible. We enjoy inviting artists, designers, and artisans to collaborate with us. We work essentially with wood, brass, marble and ceramics. We want to create cozy atmospheres, genuine, cheerful and personalized. We are inspired by tradition but do our best to stay in the present and make the most of what our culture has to offer."
" My name is Henriette Arcelin, I’m an illustrator and ceramist. My collaboration with São Lourenço do Barrocal consists of a series of illustrations drawn over ancient manuscripts found on the property. The charming Fauna and Flora from the Alentejo are the subject, the drawings delicacy merging with the fragility and the nuances of the supports, which date back to the nineteenth century. I like to lose myself in the details, of a leaf or a wing, to grasp its essence, the subtleties that can only be realized if we devote time to contemplate them. The natural element is equal to this paper, each fold and mark corresponding to a peculiarity of its own history and its own path through the ages. I’m always mesmerized by the grace and joy of nature, it’s a source of inspiration without limits to my work."
"I'm an architect, artist, and designer. I write letters in my typewriter and collect second-hand objects that I find in flea markets, old shops, and abandoned houses. I collect diaries of people I never met, porcelain birds, vintage chairs, drawers, and lamps. I like to stroll through the streets of Lisbon’s downtown district, I love the smell of bakeries, I love old hair salons and carpentry shops. I love to sit at the counters of typical downtown bars and hear the stories that the older people have to share."
"We are Ruth and Sérgio and basically we rescue and restore vintage furniture. Many of the pieces that come to our workshop had a long life and most of them their share of neglect. Every vintage decorative piece that we have for sale has been lovingly restored and thus prevented from being deposited in a landfill.
Our goal is to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The inks we use in the furniture are low in VOCs and non-toxic. We pride ourselves on using milk and chalk based paints, which are perfect for vintage furniture. "
"I'm Margarida M. Fernandes, a Portuguese ceramist currently living and working in Lisbon. My work is inspired, most of the time, in the kitchen atmosphere and in all that in some way is related to this basic need of life - food and cooking.
The interest in collecting, here and there, objects from the past, I took from my grandmother, and that has influenced and enriched my craft production."
"I'm a designermaker, a cabinetmaker, a sculptor and stencil artist, in the process of creating a better-equipped workshop with the essential tools to transform a fallen tree trunk in some beautiful and sophisticated pieces of furniture and objects d'art. I'm thrilled to work in new, different and well-designed projects."
"There was an old idea of developing a contemporary tableware from the traditional shapes of Portuguese pottery. The opportunity came with the proposal from studio AnahoryAlmeida and to fulfill the requirements regarding the crockery used by the hospitality and catering services, we decided to replace the original red clay with fine stoneware. The use of lighter clays allowed to explore the colour and transparency of the glaze so as to highlight the marks of the potter's work. Each piece was made from scratch on the potter's wheel and, as what happens with them, every single one is unique by way of the marks and scratches left by the potter’s hands. The pieces were made by potter João Coelho, whose pottery is located in Moitalina, a locality rich in clay and with a strong tradition in pottery and were finished in the Amasso factory, in Aljubarrota, where the glaze, color and all the preliminary tests had already been previously developed."
"The aesthetic nature and decoration of the weaving products from Alentejo is nowadays valued and the artisans of the region have contributed by introducing new materials, motives and colours, aiming to make it more beautiful. Not letting this tradition die is a true challenge and it is with this spirit that we go against the tide in order to give this activity continuity. The craftsmanship has close ties to the culture and should continue to be true to its origins and roots."
"We are a Portuguese label of menswear inspired by the classic staples in a gentleman’s wardrobe. Our work is the result of a deep research process around traditional clothing and production techniques. The re-interpretation of time-honored designs gives the tone to the collections and the Atlantic mood underlines it."
"We are a Portuguese company with a dynamic and innovative approach to our national heritage. We have revived the production of one of the most traditional wool products of the Serra da Estrela, the burel, in one of the last wool factories in Manteigas, and are now using it to create products that bring together exciting new concepts and innovative design.
We believe in re-creating the past, making it present, that it might be forever now."
"We are an innovative company that creates,implements and provides bicycle tours in Portugal and Azores. Our aim is to present Portugal, beyond the usual touristic itineraries, and cleary placed in a upscale level. Our trips are characterized by the unique way they are accomplished, as they offer the pleasure of traveling by bicycle as well as being in permanent contact with nature with extreme comfort and where stunning surprises appear unexpectedly throughout the trip."