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Joana Vasconcelos And Roche Bobois, The Partnership Of The Year

Joana Vasconcelos And Roche Bobois, The Partnership Of The Year ♦ Joana Vasconcelos have partnered with the French brand Roche Bobois. The furniture collection is inspired by some of the brands most known products such as the Mah Jonh sofa. The Portuguese artist has reinterpreted six of the famous pieces of Roche Bobois maintaining their essence. […]

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Portuguese Luxury Brands: Discover Vista Alegre’s History

Portuguese Luxury Brands: Discover Vista Alegre’s History ♦ In 1824, just outside the town of Ilhavo on the outskirts of Aveiro city, and in close proximity to Ria de Aveiro lagoons, an entrepreneur and industrial visionary by the name of José Ferreira Pinto Basto opened the doors of his new enterprise. His inspiration came from the […]

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Portuguese Traditions: The Amazing Craftsmanship Of Hand-Painted Tiles

Portuguese Traditions: The Amazing Craftsmanship Of Hand-Painted Tiles ♦ Hand-painted tiles, also known as Azulejos, are a traditional and ancient art form popular in Portugal. It involves a specific way of hand-painting tin-glazed ceramic tilework, usually with blue or yellow paint. These marvellous artworks can be found both indoors and outdoors, especially in churches, palaces, schools, restaurants, bars, hospitals, subway […]

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Filigree and its origin rooted in Portuguese culture

Filigree is considered one of the most delicate types of jewellery metalworking. The art of filigree uses precious metals like gold or silver to create intricate works of art. Its fragility often makes us remember the texture of lace. Traditionally, this technique is connected to luxury design and fine craftsmanship. Secrets from Portugal brings you everything about the origin of this […]

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History of Fado: surrender to the Portuguese culture

The History of Fado started spontaneously in the streets of Lisbon where Fado took the centre stage as a way to socialize and entertain. Here, individuals would narrate a series of events of the quotidian, of urban culture and singular stories, such as, for example, the mythical and famed episode of the relationship between the […]

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Project CULTURE’s Collection of Craftsmanship Masterpieces: ArtsTool

Project CULTURE, created by Covet Foundation, is the material concretization of a dream that belongs to every single person who celebrates the finest craftsmanship all around the world. This Creative Hub allows master artisans, plastic artists and designers to work together searching for new artistic ways to express themselves and create beautiful masterpieces. Follow us […]

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Camané: Interview with the Singer that took Fado across borders

Camané is a Portuguese Fado singer. Over the past few years, Portugal has become one of the most coveting benchmarks when it comes to tourism, mainly due to its emotive character. Portuguese music finds itself at the centre stage and Secrets from Portugal had the pleasure to interview Camané, one of the illustrious names known […]

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Maison et Objet Talks: Portugal, Eldorado Archi, Design, Craft?

Maison et Objet talks programme has been quite inspiring this year, where topics from French identity to Chinese and Portuguese design have been discussed. Secrets from Portugal had the  pleasure to be live at the last Maison et Objet talks, “Portugal, Eldorado archi, design, craft?”,  a conference destinated to discuss why Portugal has played such an […]

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Ourivesaria Tavares develops innovative yet classic jewellery designs

Established in 1922, Ourivesaria Tavares is one of the most prestigious goldsmithery factories in Portugal, based in Póvoa de Varzim. They are best known for creating jewellery and sacred art pieces that amalgamate an unrivalled level of tradition and innovation. In all of their creations, they focus on using only the best materials and techniques […]