MIGUEL FLORES SOEIRO (Art-Director & Designer)
Trained as an Industrial Designer at ESAD.cr and at Kuopion Muotoilu Akatemia, Finland.
Miguel launched his own design activity in 2008. Since then, he has been collaborating with several renowned companies, such as Viarco, Branca-Lisboa, Fabrica|Benetton, Vista-Alegre Atlantis, WAACS Design, among others.
He was invited to exhibited his products in several design events around the world such as Interior Lifestyle China 2011, Shanghai; Light+Building 2012, Frankfurt; Salone del Mobile 2013, Milan, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014, Stockholm and PaperWorld 2013, Frankfurt where one of his designs was awarded “Product Trend in 2013-14”.
Miguel won international distinction with the iF Design Award 2015 . He teaches and coordinates Product subjects at Lisbon School Of Design and IADE.
MARCO SOUSA SANTOS (Designer)
Marco Sousa Santos is a Portuguese designer who has been working across several fields of design and design management.
Since 1995, as the founder and director of Proto Design and Experimenta Design, he has promoted several projects and design collections with national and foreign authors, contributing to the new “vision” on Design Culture in Portugal.
As a designer, Marco Sousa Santos is firmly rooted amongst a generation of designers who have built a strong international reputation for contemporary Portuguese design. His projects and products have been displayed in institutions of reference, such as the V&A in London, MOMA Store in New York, the Triennale of Milan and the Salon du Meuble in Paris, featured alongside some of the world’s most prestigious designers.
Marco Sousa Santos is also Professor of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon. He locates his studio in the Portuguese capital and from here, he works with many Portuguese producers with whom he has established dynamic partnerships for his new-born BRANCA-LISBOA furniture label.
GONÇALO CAMPOS (Designer)
Gonçalo Campos, prides in finding surprising solutions, through the sound combination of materials and production methods, in a process that starts from within the object.
This approach results in distinct and surprising object, born out of imagination and curiosity for the world surrounding us.
Gonçalo collaborates with international brands, designing furniture, accessories, lighting, and consulting.
TONI GRILO (Designer)
Designer and art director, Toni Grilo was born in Nancy, France, in 1979.
Graduate of the École Boulle in Paris in 2001, he goes to Lisbon and develops projects obsessed by the beauty of technical processes and materials.
After a first agency, Objection, with the designer Elder Monteiro, he opens in 2008 his own studio. In 2013, Toni moves to Oporto.
Toni is specialized in art direction and brand creation: Riluc first in 2009 with stainless steel furniture; Haymann in 2012, editor of contemporary furniture based in Paris; Blackcork in 2014; and WIDU (Wood Industry & Design United) in 2015.
Since 2013, Toni also is art director of the centenary silver manufacture Topázio.
DANIEL VIEIRA (Designer)
Industrial designer, Daniel Vieira was born in Portugal 1982, graduating in 2006.
In 2009 he was awarded the ‘Daciano da Costa’ in National Design Award in the category design industrial/equipment.
The jury enhanced the “simplicity and conceptual coherence of the presented produtos and systems”. Completed the Master´s degree in 2010, with a monograph on the industrial designer Eduardo Afonso Dias, entitled: Two decades of product design in Portuguese.
Now based in Braga, explore the junction between industrial design and the world around us, creating new identities for objects.