Portuguese Makers – Craft Week

Portuguese Makers Craft Week comes back with a new edition to the city Oporto, Portugal September 3 - 8. Portuguese Makers and Serralves Foundation joined to organize the second edition of the Portuguese Makers Craft Week and we’re beyond excited to be one of the official partners! We’re so grateful for this opportunity.

As you all know, we love Portuguese design and handcraft. With this partnership, we want to support the young creative Portuguese makers and encourage them to keep working with handcraft. Furthermore, we’d like to promote our Portuguese handcraft heritage. To thank you all for your support, we’d like to offer you 25% on your Portuguese Makers Craft Week ticket. Just use the following promotional code at check-out when purchasing your ticket on www.portuguesemakers.com: I LOVE TASTE OF PORTUGAL & PORTUGUESE MAKERS

AND every workshop participant will further receive our Porto eGuide for free (on arrival)! So, if you love design and handcraft as much as we do, this is the chance to have an unforgettable experience in our favorite European city Oporto!

More about the event

As it occurred last year, the materials and different Portuguese production techniques will be the leading actors of this edition, which is full of surprises and workshops to everybody who wants to put hands-on and make it happen. Amateurs and professionals will have the opportunity to make a desk accessory made of pencils from Viarco, a packaging design to Claus Porto soaps, a lamp with Get a Light and a Vista Alegre’s ceramic tableware piece. Participants will always have the support of the most promising and prestigious national and international designers, and also the support of the experts of these brands to make their unique and exclusive objects.

Beyond all the surprises, Portuguese Makers and Serralves Foundation will challenge all the participants to create unique objects for a Special Edition. Some final pieces will be produced and launched into the market under the umbrella of Serralves - Portuguese Makers Craft Week Special Edition. All the objects created over this week will use the park as the source of inspiration.

Portuguese Makers decided to do this new edition after the huge success of the first edition. It is good to remember that in 2017, this initiative happened in Santa Maria House in Cascais, Portugal. Over this week, there were more than 140 presences with 14 different nationalities.

Ana Bruto da Costa, Portuguese Makers co-founder, says: “The first edition was a tremendous success. All the feedback that we received from participants, makers and national and international media overcame all our expectations. Undoubtedly, it was a week of knowledge sharing in which were created new contacts and were built new business opportunities.”

The co-founder stated also: “This initiative intends to show to the world the abilities and the knowledge that Portuguese people have in creating utilitarian objects. This is a mission that we must continue to work on. Above all, we want to promote the best of what is made in Portugal. We are so proud of launching this edition in a new city and in the inspiring Serralves Foundation.”

Portuguese Makers Craft Week second edition will occur from September 3 until September 8 in Oporto, Portugal, right in the middle Serralves Foundation’s park. This edition has the support of the major reference brands of Portuguese industry like Vista Alegre, Claus Porto and Viarco. Tickets and further information are available on the Portuguese Makers website. Don't forget to enter our special promotional code to receive 25% on your ticket: I LOVE TASTE OF PORTUGAL & PORTUGUESE MAKERS

Here some impressions from the Portuguese Makers Craft Week 2017 in Lisbon:

About Portuguese Makers

The wonderful team of Portuguese Makers

Founded in 2016, Portuguese Makers is a furniture brand that aims to show the world the best of what is made in Portugal. At this moment, Portuguese Makers has three business segments in action: Portuguese Makers Craft Week, Portuguese Makers and Portuguese Makers Studio. Portuguese Makers is a global design brand focused on creation and execution of high- quality functional furniture pieces to give you a better everyday life. The objects will be drawn by internationally recognized designers and exclusively produced in Portugal. Portuguese Makers Studio is a group of architects, designers and researchers with whom you can improve your living, working and shopping spaces. For more information, please contact: Portuguese Makers Vasco Braga da Costa press@portuguesemakers.com +351 919 602 818