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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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Portuguese News and Trends: Joana Vasconcelos and Sandeman

Portuguese News and Trends: In recent years, the definition of craftsmanship has acquired numerous perspectives, especially in Portugal. This has happened so not only because there’s a wave of new artistic expressions and techniques but also the interest of a newer generation of artisans and designers has grown exponentially, who aim to revolutionize this unique […]

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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 […]