LISBON DESIGN WEEK 2024

De La Espada returned to Lisbon Design Week this year, as both the main sponsor and an exhibitor.

Running from 22 - 26 May 2024, the second annual Lisbon Design Week was a celebration of Portuguese creativity and craft with a curated programme of product launches, open studios, exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, presentations, talks, and more across the city.

Below is information on our exhibition, followed by a few hand-selected events across the city.

Find a full schedule of events here


DE LA ESPADA AT OJO GALLERY

De La Espada presents the new Arts & Crafts cabinet system by De La Espada Atelier.

The new cabinet system, which fuses the skills of artists and craftsmen from various disciplines, is exhibited at OJO Gallery, a Lisbon art gallery with a focus on contemporary art made using ancient techniques.

The cabinet is exhibited with a single-edition textile art panel by Catarina Riccabona, and is presented in dialogue with a selection of artworks specially created for the exhibition by French artist Victor Marqué, under the curation of Marie de Carvalho, owner of OJO gallery.

The exhibition was featured on Monocle Radio with an interview with De La Espada co-founder Luis De Oliveira. It was also included in Lisbon Design Week highlights in publications including TL magazine, AD Spain, and Manera.

The exhibition remains open throughout the summer.

Make an appointment to visit

OJO Gallery
R. de São Bernardo 9a, 9b
1200-823 Lisboa, Portugal

 

Photo credit: Yuki Sugiura


FLORES TEXTILE STUDIO

Photo credit: Emily Jean Vanweydeveld

Photo credit: Shahid Datawala

A special installation at the Flores Textile Studio showroom in Praça das Flores will feature a photography exhibition alongside several new additions to the Flores “essentials” furniture collection, exploring a variety of Portuguese materials and crafts.

Flores Textile Studio is an interior design studio and showroom that partners with local artisans to merge contemporary design with traditional craft.


ANDO LIVING CLUBHOUSE

Photo credit: Jenna Duffy

Ando Living offers lifestyle-serviced residences connecting a community of travellers and locals alike. For Lisbon Design Week, they are housing two exhibitions: one by Passa Ao Futuro and one by Vasco Águas.

Passa Ao Futuro will present Campo, the first collection of products from their Plant Based Design Residency, designed by Sam Baron and handmade by Toino Abel in the context of the Made in Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design project, a research, design and heritage initiative encouraging exchange between traditional craftspeople and contemporary designers.

Vasco Águas will present the exhibition Territórios de Infância which, through topographic maps, pays homage to the impact of memories, and the places and the landscapes that shape us.


FURTHER THER / LUSO COLLECTIVE DEBUT

Honouring craft excellence and the character of their materials, Further Ther create exceptional limited-edition tableware and furniture. At Lisbon Design Week, they will debut a new initiative, Luso Collective, featuring their own work, as well as pieces by Garcé & Dimofski, Macheia & Studio Gameiro. Curated by Further Ther x Thisispaper.

 
CASA LOEWE

CASA LOEWE Lisbon fuses the Spanish luxury house's fashion and accessory collections with an idiosyncratic curation of art, craft, and design furniture. They will be showing the jewellery collection (wearable sculpture) designed by Lynda Benglis, exclusively brought to the Lisbon store for Lisbon Design Week.


MADE IN SITU

The Made in Situ Lisbon gallery, founded by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, is a platform that fosters a series of cross-disciplinary exchanges exploring, through the prism of the designer's eye, a variety of territories, geological, artisanal, economic and cultural. At Lisbon Design Week, they will present Duchaufour-Lawrance's new collection, Caretos.


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART(MNAC)

During Lisbon Design Week, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) presents, in collaboration with Portugal Faz Bem, Art Store, Books & Living, highlighting the importance of contemporary design in the artistic and cultural expression of Portugal. Through careful curation, they highlight national brands and designers that represent some of the best of the country's creative talent, and offer workshops, masterclasses, and talks.


LISBON BY DESIGN

Returning for its fourth edition in the intimate domestic setting of Palacete Gomes Freire, Lisbon by Design presents a carefully curated section of work created specially for the exhibition by outstanding artists, artisans, studios and galleries. This year's edition includes work by Amande Haeghen, Origin Made, Viúva Lamego, and more.

More about Lisbon by Design

 

 

Find a full programme of Lisbon Design Week events here

Download the programme in PDF form here

Download the event map here

As a Portuguese manufacturer embracing traditional Portuguese craft, De La Espada have a particular interest in Lisbon's community of designers and makers who explore many different crafts both directly and through collaboration with craftspeople. We see great value in providing a forum for making connections, sharing news with the wider world, and celebrating the inventive character of Portugal and are honoured to be the main sponsor of Lisbon Design Week.