SUMMIT: The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Fair Is Back In Porto ♦ The Luxury Design and Craftsmanship Summit is back in Porto for its second edition. The summit is a remarkable networking event with a lively debate for creative minds, designers, artisans and brands to explore the increasingly crucial nexus between design and luxury that are injecting the new nerve into the craftsmanship world. A fresh new perspective to debate the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and tribute of finest Craftsmanship. Secrets From Portugal brings you what you can expect at this amazing event!
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The Pavilhão Multiusos De Gondomar, designed by the Pritzker winner architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, will be the ideal stage for the presentation of a unique event that brings together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands, to discuss what’s next in the Luxury Design World. A fresh new perspective to debate the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and tribute of finest Craftsmanship.
Between June 26 and 27, the city of Porto will host this amazing event that gathers designers, entrepreneurs and students, emerging and master craftsmen, art lovers, and some of the most important entities and renowned brands in the luxury sector, in the much anticipated 2nd Edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit, organized by the Covet Group. What these wonderful creative minds can expect?
The greatest opportunity of brokering new connections and strengthen ties for professional development with the brightest influencers and industry’s decision makers, from the luxury sector executives to renowned brands creative minds and artists.
A lively debate stimulated by keynote speakers, panel sessions and one-to-one interviews. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from creative minds and industry thought leaders.
Get to know the latest branding trends and strategies to reinvent the luxury industry, and the most avant-garde projects of design that are bringing together thinkers and makers.
Contact directly with the master artisans and see the behind the scenes reality trough live workshops. An immersive experience to find out why exclusivity and authenticity are the main values claimed by many luxury brands worldwide.
Wander through a curated exhibition of the finest craftsmanship creations. Be able to explore rich raw materials enhance the rich legacy of Arts & Crafts designed with a new contemporary narrative.
The success of the 1st Edition of Luxury Design & Craftsmanship was due to the excellent devotion of partners and renowned entities such as Ambassador Nicole Segundo from the Michelangelo Foundation, Marketing Director Nuno Barra from Vista Alegre, a renowned ceramics brand, among many others. The official opening ceremony was presented by the Secretary of State for Industry Ana Teresa Lehman.
The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit promises to have a unique and important role in the world of Luxury Design, by discussing the real contribution of Design and Craftsmanship to the luxury world, through the Craftsmanship in local sustainability, Branding and Design.
According to the panel of organizers, “it will be two intense days of sharing that are intended to allow the exchange of experiences and discussion of what is being done around the world to perpetuate arts used by the major design brands of Lux.”
Covet Group is a revolutionary and creative company that brings together some of the best hand-made design brands in Portugal and internationally recognized. Currently, it is a holding company of 43 distinct businesses in the luxury sector, from the design, creation, communication, and manual production of furniture and lighting brands such as Brabbu, Circu, Delightfull or Luxxu. With a mission to inspire the world through the Design and Exquisite Craftsmanship, Covet Group, now 15 years old and located in Gondomar, has created and promoted brands, products and services that have become a successful international business.
Recently, the Portuguese group began the creation of the Covet Foundation, with the intention of honouring, supporting and boosting Craftsmanship. The focus is on a new intervention approach to creating a competitive advantage and an environment of recognition in all sectors where skilled craftsmen are encouraged and valued throughout the world.
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