Al-‘Ulyã – Land of traditions, soap factory of Loulé Creation of soaps and accessories with contemporary design, inspired by the ancestral culture of Mediterranean soap factories and arabic baths, each stamped with “Made in Loulé”.
The Blue Planet is populated by fantastic beings.
The Good New Times is the title of an animated serie and comic book.
Sensitive to the small and grandiose advances of the species that should
not be taken seriously by all microbes. The natural universe of Ria
Formosa is the starting point of this project.
The ways, the places and the people tell stories, and so Girls Love Hats is born, a Portuguese brand that engraves in each product the delicate and passionate process of the “Carefully Made By Hand”, a result of the dedication to traditional handmade production.
Starting from the traditional Algarvian art of the molding of the palm, (“Empreita” in portuguese), we have reinvented the concept, striving to combine tradition with modernity in an eco-friendly manner, being the creation of environmentally friendly products one of our main goals.
The LikeCork brand combines the Portuguese adventurous spirit and
respect for nature with innovative organic and eco-friendly products.
Uses predominantly cork, for the richness of its properties, its quality
and the comfort that it provides.
The Merkhabala project presents the mastery of the drawing, whether geometric or figurative, combined with the precision of the pyrography technique, to customize and produce various pieces of wood crafts.
Sigues is a brand of handmade products (jewelry, bags and lamps) produced from newspaper. It aims to promote the conservation of the environment through the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
Oficina Poeta Azul embeds the natural purity and the ancient beauty of Algarvian and Portuguese culture into exquisite objects that are meant to inspire as everyday tools.
PAKK is a creative project developed by Rita Contente and Sandra Neto,
which intends to reinvent the personal bag by converting it into a second
skin: an ingeniously designed anatomical container that ergonomically and aesthetically differentiates the transport of belongings of immediate use, in current, practical and comfortable pouch models.
The Pidutournée duo seeks, with practical ideas and provocative language, to contribute to a sustainable future. The result is a number of eco-friendly objects built with local organic materials – stones and logs – that come with recycled or reused materials – paper, cardboard, glass, among others. Their pieces are produced using archaic and artisan techniques, giving rise to unique and functional objects that question the current perception of the use.
Followbirds is a smartphone application designed as a field guide for bird watching activities in the Algarve. The application will guide you to the best birding hotspots, providing a complete list of species in Portugal (images and sounds) and will record your precious observations.
The Followbirds product line complements and promotes the application. The line also includes several bird drawings, mainly in techniques of screen printing and digital print.
Botanical Prints onto canvas and linen using local plants from the Rocha da Pena natural reserve, like the olive, almond, cistus and carob leaves.
In a design dematerialization context, solving problems through new concepts, with a conscious ecological attitude, choosing local resources and conciliate them with new materials. Creating objects with ingrained identity but harmonized to a universal concept.
Project that aims at the preservation and valorization of the Weaving through the creation of handcrafted fabrics with a contemporary touch.
Each exclusive piece is woven on a manual loom. Inspired by the concept of circular economy, it provides for the combination of yarns of Portuguese origin, with the reuse of materials.
Independent, activist & social project that is inspired by our time and Algarve culture.
The brand aims to question the community with different artistic and social approaches.
Catarina is a graphic designer that develops exclusive prints for textiles, ceramics and packaging. She uses different techniques such as printmaking, collage and painting.
At Loulé Design Lab, she created an hand-painted textile collection, showcasing her patterns.
Mãe Soberana – Identity, Tourism and Culture, is an integral part of the research, experimentation and final project to be presented by Andreia, for her Master’s Degree in Communication Design for Tourism and Culture, at the University of Algarve. The aim is to develop and test the communication materials to be presented.tar.
Weaving with natural fibers, as well as fabrics, to create everyday objects. She weaves geometric patterns and shapes inspired by the local culture/heritage.
Line of ecological sports products – mainly for surfing – that reflect the passion for the environment. These products are made with sunstainable materials such as cork, agarwood or Japanese cryptomeria are used in its production, as well as recycled materials
Methods operates as a brand, publisher and curator, to design, make and publish limited edition accessories, objects, and printed matter.
Research project in the area of recycling, with the aim of creating a manual system for the reuse of materials, involving the younger people.