This year will mark the debut of the CovetED Luxury and Design & Craftsmanship Summit, a luxury design event with the prestigious luxury design magazine CovetED seal of approval. This incredible design event will honour all of those unsung artists behind the luxurious designs our eyes love so much. The real design makers. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard anything about this luxury design event, as Room Decor Ideas will tell you everything there is to know.
This event will be organized by famous luxury design magazine CovetED Magazine that, as you probably know by now, has the mission of being the ultimate collectors’ luxury and design craftsmanship and, for that reason, decided to support an event that could celebrate and honor the best that is made in the world of design and craftsmanship.
What is design and what is craftsmanship? What kind of magic happens when we combine the best of design and the best of handcrafts? What can we learn from the ancient masters? What can we expect from the future? How can we anticipate the future in the world of design and craftsmanship? These and several other questions are going to be discussed in a much-anticipated event that is to happen this summer in the beautiful and historical city of Porto, Portugal.
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All this being said, this World Class Summit will elevate design and craftsmanship next June! Some of the biggest names in the industry will discuss what’s next, what the future holds for us in the luxury world.
It’s supposed to be like a wonderful celebration of design and craftsmanship, in which, while we discuss and exchange opinions, we anticipate the future, making us agile enough to face the fast changes, the needs and the trends that the world expects from luxury design and craftsmanship.
This very first edition will occur in a city that already holds in itself a very strong craftsmanship heritage. What better city to embrace this COVETED LUXURY DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP SUMMIT than Porto, Portugal?
About the Speakers
We’ve told you above the key info regarding the event’s organization. Now, let’s talk about what really matters. Who’ll be there? We’ve heard many whispers surrounding the event’s speakers, and now it’s time to reveal them.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be one of the highlight guests of this amazing event! For those who don’t know, the Michelangelo Foundation is an international non-profit entity that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. They will be a valuable addition to this first edition’s discussion board because they will showcase their plans and inputs of how to assure the preservation of the design and craftsmanship across the planet!
The Portuguese Luxury and Watchmaking Association is another relevant Guest Speaker of this first Luxury Design & Craftmanship Summit. This is a private company which represents approximately 60 % of jewellery production in the North of Portugal, which can be found both in Porto and Gondomar. It associates nearly 400 companies and encompasses goldsmiths, jewellers, watchmakers and other related fields. They are strong advocates of Craftsmanship and Luxury Design and that’s why they will have a lot to add to this edition.
Speaking of Luxury, Quality and Notoriety, Vista Alegre and Topázio will also be present at the Luxury Design & Craftmanship Summit as Guest Speakers. They are 2 of the Top Design Companies of Portugal and they both respect, honour and elevate the craftsmanship values with their amazing products and collections. For those who don’t know, Vista Alegre is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in Europe and it’s also one of the most popular ones in the porcelain industry. The same goes for Topázio. This brand has been dominating the jewellery industry for over a century. This is a top premium brand that well known worldwide as one of the best manufactures of jewellery pieces that fully embodies the principles of craftsmanship.
The Fashion Industry will also be represented at the Luxury Design & Craftmanship Summit 2018 by the Storytailors, one of Portugal’s most iconic Fashion Designers/Brands. João Branco and Luis Sanchez are the leaders and the main creators of this stunning Fashion Studio that follows the principles of the craftsmanship nature within the Fashion Industry. Their fashion collections are simply amazing and full of creativity, so you won’t be surprised if we tell you that Storytailors products are a regular presence in the editorials of the most prestigious national and international fashion publications.
The sector of Furniture Luxury Brands will be well represented by Boca do Lobo, whose pieces of furniture are an exclusive, emotional and creative experience to anyone. All of this brand’s amazing pieces are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do and that provides each piece with a creative mixture of design, art and craftsmanship. You’ll be able to find Boca do Lobo in the Speakers Lists of the First Edition of Luxury Design & Craftmanship Summit, so get ready to be presented with a complete know-how experience of how to elevate design and create stunning handcrafted pieces.
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