The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit is back for a second edition, once again taking place in Oporto, Portugal. This event, organized by Covet Group, will bring together the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands in order to discuss all themes luxury related.
This second edition of The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit will bring you a new perspective in regards to the world of luxury design. From the 26th to the 27th of June, the participants will be introduced to some new ideas as well as to some of the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries who fight and strive for the growth and elevation of Craftsmanship.
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Taking place in a city renowned for its craftsmanship heritage, Oporto – Portugal, this event will seek to elevate design and craftsmanship by bringing together many thinkers and makers behind the luxury design industry, inviting all of the interested participants to see and engage in more than one live debate fit for those who seek to be at the forefront of the Luxury Design field. It’s no coincidence that Oporto was chosen to be the destination of this event, seen as this amazing touristic city is also becoming an emerging design hub for the creative world. The tickets are now on sale Here!
The greatest opportunity of brokering new connections and strengthen ties for professional development with the brightest influencers and industry’s decision makers, from the luxury sector executives to renowned brands creative minds and artists.
A lively debate stimulated by keynote speakers, panel sessions and one-to-one interviews. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from creative minds and industry thought leaders.
Get to know the latest branding trends and strategies to reinvent the luxury industry, and the most avant-garde projects of design that are bringing together thinkers and makers.
Contact directly with the master artisans and see the behind the scenes reality trough live workshops. An immersive experience to find out why exclusivity and authenticity are the main values claimed by many luxury brands worldwide.
Wander through a curated exhibition of the finest craftsmanship creations. Be able to explore rich raw materials enhance the rich legacy of Arts & Crafts designed with a new contemporary narrative.
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Among the highlights of this event is the fact that participants will be able to see for themselves a series of amazing arts and crafts in a live showcase in which several master artisans that will show what they can do best! From ceramic painting, working filigree, metal working or tapestry, if you attend this event you will be able to see how these arts are done, as well as how they are a valuable tradition passed down from generation to generation. These live showcases will occur ate both days of the event!
During the event, you will also be able to hear from some amazing and popular design personality n some incredible conference panels! In it’s first edition, the Summit presented a vast list of design leaders on those panels, among them Luís Onofre (designer of luxury shoes and accessories and President of APICCAPS), the Michaelangelo Foundation (an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design), Vista Alegre (the oldest porcelain factory in the Iberian Peninsula), Topázio (a Portuguese company with more than 140 years of history, expert in the creation of unique designed hand-carved silver), Boca do Lobo (a Portuguese brand of furniture-art design recognized for its unique and innovative design always hand-worked), and many others.
As we’ve mentioned before, the beautiful and culture-filled city of Porto will be the home to this unique event. This exclusive event will take place in Porto, one of the oldest European cities, that is now considered a true design powerhouse. Azulejos (tiles), considered by most a heritage in Portuguese culture, cover the city and embellish the already natural beauty it has to offer. Bathed by the Douro River, the magic and mystique of this place are unquestionable. The river bathes the shores of the old city at the same time it is the birthplace of the many vineyards where grapes come from to produce the iconic Porto Wine.
All in all, the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit wants to Elevate and Promote Design! Rich in culture, people and heritage, the Covet Group and Foundation want to empower a debate not only in the city itself but also in the world. This debate will be focused on enhancing and extending Design and Craftsmanship and discuss and reinforce our role in all of it.