Best Portuguese interior designers and architects are known for combining tradition, innovation, and passion through remarkable works. Portugal can be a small country in size, but it’s huge in dimension and international recognition in terms of culture and design. Today, Design Build Ideas decided to show you some of the best Portuguese interior designers of all time! Hope you feel inspired:
With more than twenty years of work in interior decoration, and embracing his owns maturity, Fransico Neves shows his space 5 Janelas, revealing and keeper of his way of being, not deviating from the course and still surpassing all expectations of the faithful clientele for more than two decades.
Mint Interior Design atelier was born in 2016 as the result of the ambition and dream of Designer Teresa Pietra Torres to create a new and disruptive approach in the interior decoration and architecture sector. Mint Interior Design seeks to make each space comfortable, functional, sober, balanced, customized and according to the goals, preferences, and expectations of customers.
ROOF DESIGN STUDIO
ROOF Design Studio is a dynamic and multidisciplinary atelier that is attentive to market trends, which works in interior design, architecture, product design, and graphic design. Creativity is the engine of their work that provides innovative and original solutions that give each project a distinct character that makes the space surprising, captivating and functional.
CRISTINA JORGE DE CARVALHO
Founded in 2000, Atelier Cristina Jorge de Carvalho has signed award-winning projects that include private residences, hotels, commercial spaces, among others. The Best Architecture Single Residence Portugal award for the Housing in the Algarve project and the Best Hotel Interior for Europe award for the Altis Prime Hotel project, some of the international awards attributed to the Atelier. Her work is often published in international publications including AD, Elle Decor, Nuevo Estilo, Marie Claire Maison, Belles Demeures, Metropolitan, Vogue, among others.
BL DESIGN E ARQUITETURA
Founded by Cecilia Banito and Pedro Lourenço, it is an interior architecture studio, design, consulting and decoration, specializing in remodeling and rehabilitation. Since 2007 develops projects in the residential and commercial areas and in public facilities particularly in hospitals.
It is in 2011 that Catarina Batista, a training architect, founded her studio, Catarina Batista Studio, in order to meet the needs of Portuguese families, mainly developing private projects for single-family homes. Specializing in interior design, rehabilitation, and decoration, the Atelier offers the creativity and attention to detail needed to ensure the obvious connection between the emotions and dreams of the mirrored clients in every detail of the project.
Lisete Reis is proof that having two loves is not impossible. A journalist for TVI almost 20 years ago, he created a blog for decoration that gave rise to a store on Rua de Camões. The store may be small, but it fits all there. There are comfortable armchairs, worked mirrors, various cushions, Portuguese ceramics, among many other things. The white ones predominate, one of Lisete’s favorite tendencies, which are peppered with vivid colors, like roses and greens, with some improbable combinations. As for style, there is a bit of everything. “We go from the contemporary to the classic, from Provencal to romantic, with golds and carvings.”
Traço Magenta was born from the idea of two designers who in 2006 launched the brand with the aim of creating original decoration projects with a personalized design. A dynamic and creative team, whose experience is proven by the large and small works that constitute its portfolio, where you can see the distinctive brand that makes Traço Magenta a strong company that stands out for its passion and professionalism.
Lavradio Design believes that architectural interior design and decoration project is only finished when fully embodies the client’s wishes. That is why Lavradio Design has no obvious signature. The style of each project should be an expression of who will live or work there. Their style is defined by methodology applied, accuracyand dedication to each project.
GAVINHO E ASSOCIADOS
Dedicated to the design of spaces of excellence, GAVINHO Architecture & Interiors is distinguished by the refinement of its projects in the areas of architecture, landscaping, interior design, product design, and art consulting. GAVINHO Architecture & Interiors is specialized in the luxury segment for private residences and commercial spaces, creating and invigorating spaces, emphasizing elegance and contemporaneity, with a focus on personalization, on the sobriety of its style and on the nobility of materials.
‘Prego Sem Estopa‘ was born in the ground-floor of number 36 of Calçada do Combro, a Space that quickly became a landmark of good taste. In January 2012, Ana Cordeiro was invited to internationalize her brand at Maison et Object, one of the most prestigious fairs in Paris, where she presented a collection in a reinvented vintage style, consisting of furniture designed by her, unique lamps, clean lines and o color palette marked by blue, pink, yellow and green.
Ana Antunes from Tv producer to Decorator in the twinkling of an eye and now she also owns a decorating business, loving it everyday, as much as she loves to make people happy in the “Querido, Mudei a Casa” TV show.
CRISTINA SANTOS SILVA
Located in Lisbon, the Artica studio was founded in 1992 under the tutelage of the architect Cristina Santos eSilva, that has developed numerous private projects of single-family homes, offices, shops, and exhibitions. Allied to the projects of architecture and interior architecture also appears the decoration within the scope of activities of the Artica through the store of decoration with the same name.
Created by Soraia Pereira in 1999, Musa Décor combines both architecture and design services, so that each work reflects the inspirations and desires of each client inside and outside the house. Its style is characterized by being full of emotions and positive energy, turning simple spaces into rooms where you can whether have a cozy family gathering or an elegant cocktail party with friends.
Viterbo Interior Design is a leading Interior Design family-owned company, with offices in Portugal and Singapore. At Viterbo Interior Design they hold the deep-rooted belief that their success is not based in a predictable aesthetic but rather in their genuine efforts to deliver a unique project that transmits balance, and aesthetics thus enhancing your quality of life.
Based in Portugal and The Netherlands, Studio ARTE is a design ensemble offering rich expertise which operates in a different way to normal architecture practice. Rather than focusing on the singular, Studio Arte strives to look at the plural to ensure that no project details are overlooked. By listening to their clients, they fashion a lifestyle on which they base their sketches, creating a concept that suits their clients’ vision.
Nini Andrade Silva is one of the most prestigious interior designers in the world. Nini’s work has international recognition, having placed the name of Portugal alongside the biggest and best designers in the world while being the creative mind behind multiple hotels. With an impressive work across the globe, Nini saw her work being distinguished several times while also becoming a constant presence in prestigious publications worldwide – The New York Times, Financial Times, El Pais, Wallpaper, Condé Nast Traveller, Rolls Royce Excellence Guide, Sleeper Magazine, Harrods Magazine, and Architectural Digest Magazine.
Joana Astolfi is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of found objects. Starting from Joana’s creative vision, Studio Astolfi is a team of artists, architects, and technicians who specialize in telling stories, evoking memories, and captivating the curiosity of our audiences. Studio Astolfi has created projects for Hermès, Belcanto, Bairro do Avillez, Claus Porto, São Lourenço do Barrocal, A Padaria Portuguesa, Lx Factory, PARK Bar, João Manzarra, André Ópticas and NOS, among many others.
After developing his talent for many years in fashion, in Portugal and Sweden, Artur Miranda diversified into interior design. Following his resolutely modern and innovative design approach for that time in Portugal, he created Oitoemponto in 1993. Two years later, Jacques Bec joined him, bringing his own very personal French touch from Paris. They started working for public and commercial places, but their common taste for sophisticated and personalized surroundings soon leads them to develop their creativity in private places – which is now the main part of their job.
Álvaro Siza Vieira is one the most recognizable Portuguese architects of all time. His architectural projects are globally recognized, and that is why Siza Vieira keeps collecting some of the most important architectural awards like Golden Lion for the Best Project (La Biennale di Venezia -2002), the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (La Biennale di Venezia -2012), the Pritzke Architecture Prize (1992) and so many others. The Vitra’s factory hall (Weil am Rhein), the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and the Boa Nova Tea House are some of Siza Vieira’s most famous buildings.
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