M&OPARIS 2019

CURATED BY

COVET FOUNDATION
WATCH CONFERENCE

SPEAKERS


ARTUR MIRANDA ▼

Oito em Ponto

Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is
almost the ideal success story.

With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break with the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of colour. Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen
graphic arts school in Paris.

Together, the two designers create sublime décors for dozens of lucky people. Each production is the fruit of long hours of coordination during which the lifestyle of the client is examined in minute detail in order to create an optimum match for their needs and wishes.

The result is a subtle mixture of the owners’ tastes and the incomparable talent of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda. Unique places, at once refined and convenient to live in, bright and discreet, modern and timeless…

A delicately joyous and chic atmosphere,
just like the two designers.

*Oitoemponto means “eight o’clock precisely” in Portuguese.

JACQUES BEC ▼

Oito em Ponto

Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is
almost the ideal success story.

With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break with the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of colour. Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen
graphic arts school in Paris.

Together, the two designers create sublime décors for dozens of lucky people. Each production is the fruit of long hours of coordination during which the lifestyle of the client is examined in minute detail in order to create an optimum match for their needs and wishes.

The result is a subtle mixture of the owners’ tastes and the incomparable talent of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda. Unique places, at once refined and convenient to live in, bright and discreet, modern and timeless…

A delicately joyous and chic atmosphere,
just like the two designers.

*Oitoemponto means “eight o’clock precisely” in Portuguese.

JOANA ASTOLFI ▼

Astolfi Studio

Joana Astolfi (b. Lisbon, 1975) is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of found objects. Porcelain statuettes, miniatures, vintage chairs, lamps, toys, diaries and photographs of people she never met populate and shape her creative vision. Her artworks, installations and window displays are inspired by imperfections,
mistakes and the irrepressibility of humor.

A keen sense of history also characterizes her interior design and architectural work for commercial and private clients. Distinctive surfaces, fixtures, details, textures and patinas bring depth and complexity to clean, simple lines and illuminated open spaces, always with an eye toward the history and memory of the place. Astolfi sees objects and spaces as experiences, caught in time, but also capable of transcending and bridging time – and she leads her audiences on this fantastic journey.

Astolfi has lived and worked in London, Munich, Venice and Los Angeles, returning to Lisbon in 2007 to set up Studio Astolfi. Starting from Joana’s creative vision, Studio Astolfi is a team of artists, artisans, sculptors, designers, architects, and technicians who specialize in telling stories, evoking memories, and
captivating the curiosity of our audiences.

Astolfi’s work has been exhibited in various countries and acquired by several collectors. She is Portugal’s window designer for Hermès since 2014 and invited
artist window designer worldwide.

AMÂNDIO PEREIRA ▼

Covet Foundation
for Design & Craftsmanship

Founder & CEO of Covet Group, an international creative company that holds and manages 11 luxury design brands, he started the journey in the design world in 2005 when he founded the renowned Boca do Lobo.

Deeply connected with the Portuguese legacy of fine craftsmanship, he soon started to draw attention for its statement and edgy furniture and lighting collection’ brands after he finished his degree in
Product Design by Politecnico di Milano.

Injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry in Portugal, Amândio revealed strong leadership and entrepreneurship managing nowadays a corporation with 40 distinct businesses with more
than 500 employees.

Due to his motto in life to inspire the world through Design and Craftsmanship, in 2018 he established the Covet Foundation. A non-profit institution which works as a tribute to Arts & Crafts, along as promoting a valuable environment across industries, where skilled artisans are encouraged and treasured worldwide.

Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is almost the ideal success story.

With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break with the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of colour. Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen graphic arts school in Paris.

Together, the two designers create sublime décors for dozens of lucky people. Each production is the fruit of long hours of coordination during which the lifestyle of the client is examined in minute detail in order to create an optimum match for their needs and wishes.

The result is a subtle mixture of the owners’ tastes and the incomparable talent of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda. Unique places, at once refined and convenient to live in, bright and discreet, modern and timeless…

A delicately joyous and chic atmosphere, just like the two designers.

*Oitoemponto means “eight o’clock precisely” in Portuguese.

Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is almost the ideal success story.

With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break with the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of colour. Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen graphic arts school in Paris.

Together, the two designers create sublime décors for dozens of lucky people. Each production is the fruit of long hours of coordination during which the lifestyle of the client is examined in minute detail in order to create an optimum match for their needs and wishes.

The result is a subtle mixture of the owners’ tastes and the incomparable talent of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda. Unique places, at once refined and convenient to live in, bright and discreet, modern and timeless…

A delicately joyous and chic atmosphere, just like the two designers.

*Oitoemponto means “eight o’clock precisely” in Portuguese.

Joana Astolfi (b. Lisbon, 1975) is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of found objects. Porcelain statuettes, miniatures, vintage chairs, lamps, toys, diaries and photographs of people she never met populate and shape her creative vision. Her artworks, installations and window displays are inspired by imperfections, mistakes and the irrepressibility of humor.

A keen sense of history also characterizes her interior design and architectural work for commercial and private clients. Distinctive surfaces, fixtures, details, textures and patinas bring depth and complexity to clean, simple lines and illuminated open spaces, always with an eye toward the history and memory of the place. Astolfi sees objects and spaces as experiences, caught in time, but also capable of transcending and bridging time – and she leads her audiences on this fantastic journey.

Astolfi has lived and worked in London, Munich, Venice and Los Angeles, returning to Lisbon in 2007 to set up Studio Astolfi. Starting from Joana’s creative vision, Studio Astolfi is a team of artists, artisans, sculptors, designers, architects, and technicians who specialize in telling stories, evoking memories, and captivating the curiosity of our audiences.

Astolfi’s work has been exhibited in various countries and acquired by several collectors. She is Portugal’s window designer for Hermès since 2014 and invited artist window designer worldwide.

Founder & CEO of Covet Group, an international creative company that holds and manages 11 luxury design brands, he started the journey in the design
world in 2005 when he founded the renowned Boca do Lobo.

Deeply connected with the Portuguese legacy of fine craftsmanship, he soon started to draw attention for its statement and edgy furniture and lighting collection’ brands
after he finished his degree in Product Design by Politecnico di Milano.

Injecting considerable verve into a previously conservative industry in Portugal, Amândio revealed strong leadership and entrepreneurship managing
nowadays a corporation with 40 distinct businesses with more than 500 employees.

Due to his motto in life to inspire the world through Design and Craftsmanship, in 2018 he established the Covet Foundation. A non-profit institution which works as a tribute to Arts & Crafts, along as promoting a valuable environment across industries, where skilled artisans are encouraged and treasured worldwide.

#LDCSUMMIT

WHAT IS


Luxury Design and Craftsmanship Summit

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 new verve into the craftsmanship world. Each edition brings an immersive experience through a live showcase to unveil the behind the scenes reality of master artisan’s workshops and their meticulous and hard-earned skills to create unique pieces.

WHAT TO EXPECT


Emerge into the experience of the luxury design and craftsmanship summit and acquire a new perspective into the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries.

Networking

Celebrate Design and promote networking between the brightest influencers and industry's decision makers.

Hot Topics

A lively debate stimulated by keynote speakers, panel sessions and one-to- one interviews.

Case Studies

Share experiences and learn through the presentation of successful worldwide case studies.

Trends

Get to know the latest trends in marketing and branding in the luxury design industry.

“The role of the master artisan, of the artisans, is key, they are the ones to are working on, they are the hands on, they are the ones to achieving excellence and through generations improving that excellence, bringing innovation with a profound respect for tradition.”

Nicole Segundo - Network Developer for Portugal at Michelangelo Foundation

“Here in Portugal, we have to cherish our goldsmith artist, our craftsmen, to embrace their products. We have to tell their stories, to explain how the jewels are built in order to make the jewelry business great.”

Fátima Santos - General Secretary of AORP (Associação de Ourivesaria e Relojoaria Portuguesa)

“It's very important to keep the history, the history of our ancestors.”

Luís Onofre - CEO & Designer of Luís Onofre Shoes & Accessories

“These handmade processes are fascinating, and if we walk by and see the artisans working, we get infinite ideas and it can lead us to so many paths of interpretation.”

Luis Sanchez - Founder & Fashion Designer of Storytailors

IN GOOD COMPANY


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