All The Scoop Behind The Luxury Design And Craftsmanship Summit 2018

Pack Your Bags, We’re Going To Portugal!

As you might already know, the Luxury Design And Craftsmanship Summit 2018 is going to happen in Oporto! More specifically, Gondomar. The city where some of the most amazing handmade jewellery is going to host a one of a kind event that celebrates luxury design will honour the art of ancient crafts.

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For two days, 20 – 21st of June 2018, Oporto will be the centre stage of Design and Craftsmanship SummitOrganized by the Covet Group, the summit will bring some of the most amazing speakers along.

The summit will be the place where some of the most creative minds give place to talk about the design world and where the craftsmanship heritage has a place to in it.  For two days, you’ll be able to experience a one of a kind event where luxury meets artisanship.

1st Panel:

“The first panel dedicated to The Value of Craftsmanship for the Luxury World will showcase real case studies that translate the meaning of exclusivity and authenticity. This day will be closed by Gondomar’s Mayor, Marco Martins with a Port of Honor.”


On the second day, on the 21st of June, two panels will be presented: “Design as a Driving force for Local Craftsmanship”, a closer look into the rise of the Designer-Maker, a journey from the past towards a new cultural progress to promote creativity and innovation, while respecting traditions and safeguarding heritage.

3rd Panel:

The closing panel will be “Luxury Branding: The Behind the Scenes Story” and it will debate the connexion between the heritage techniques and its usage for the most recent marketing campaigns of leading luxury business brands.

Among the speakers, there is some amazing news for you!

Michaelangelo Foundation, an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design;

The Michelangelo Foundation is an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design.”

Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, a foundation created with the objective of protecting and disseminating the Portuguese Decorative Arts and the handicrafts related to them.

Vista Alegre, the oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula – mydesignagenda claims, “Vista Alegre is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers of Europe and it’s also one of the most popular ones in the porcelain industry.”

Topázio, a Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history, is an expert in the creation and production of unique designed hand-carved silver. A brand that has been dominating the jewel industry for over a century, the worldwide brand embodies the best of the principles of craftsmanship.

What about Portuguese brands? Boca do Lobo, with a furniture art design that is worldwide recognized for its innovative design whose pieces of furniture are an exclusive, emotional and creative experience to anyone. “Get ready to be presented with a complete know-how experience of how to elevate design and create stunning handcrafted pieces.”

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