LDC Summit 2019
The second edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit is just upon us! This event, organized by Covet Group, will happen this June 26th and 27th Oporto, Portugal and will bring together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands in order to discuss all themes luxury related. Today, Modern Chandeliers will get to know the Master Artisans that will be present at this major event! Take a look:
Mr. Victor Querido
Fascinated by wood, he is now a celebrated master in the Portuguese marquetry art. He started to work as a woodcarver when he was 16 years old. At the age of 18, he decided to dedicate himself to marquetry due to the beautiful ornaments he could create freely and by coloring, by himself wood veneers into unique hues. Today, he challenges a new narrative of marquetry at CULTURE Creative Hub, proudly supported by Covet Foundation.
Mr. Fernando Abreu
Mr. Fernando Abreu is a goldsmith with more than 40 years mastering metal work, which creates objets d’art that straddle the line between the fine and decorative arts. Currently, he challenges the narrative of a goldsmith at Preggo company here at Covet Group. Mr. Abreu will be presenting the Chiseling technique, an ancient technique which allows the sculpture of a metal sheet which can be silver, gold, brass or copper.
Mr. Julio Campos Leal
Júlio Campos Leal, born on 18 January 1963, is a wood carver and sculptor from Meixomil, Paços de Ferreira, known as Portugal’s capital of furniture. Wood carving is his chosen art since he was 14 years old. In 1989, 10 years ago, he began his collaboration with designers and furniture creators. Since then, he brings to life high-quality luxury pieces which are applied to contemporary design. Presenting Wood Carving one of the most ancient techniques in Human’s history, but it has a strong tradition in the Baroque artistic movement in Portugal.
Mr. José Cunha
The Portuguese master artisan Mr. José Cunha started working as a cabinetmaker when he was 13 years old, later, he specialized himself in the art of wood carving. He’s also truly dedicated to inlaid wood art, one of his multiple passions. Mr. Cunha still works as a wood carver nowadays, collaborating with other master artisans and designers at Project CULTURE’s workshops, supported by Covet Foundation.
Vítor Agostinho is a designer with considerable experience in the ceramics industry. Most recently he guides his work to a more personalized and self-produce development, has a result of his master’s investigation regarding ceramics. The knowledge of these two dimensions, mass production, and self-production, has allowed him the unique chance of developing new methods of shaping ceramics.
Diogo is a young jeweler, with an atelier in the city of Porto where he currently resides. Diogo has a postgraduate degree in “Jewellery Design”, obtained in 2009, and a Masters in Product Design with an emphasis on Jewellery Design, obtained by the School of Arts and Design of Matosinhos. Since 2011 he has participated in international exhibitions such as “NY Design Week”, “Rio + Design 2013” or “Rio + Design Milan 2014” as a new talent.
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