The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit consists of an amazing event set to be back for a second edition, which will once again be taking place in Oporto, Portugal. This event, which is organized by Covet Group, will be reuniting many of the creative minds, designers, makers, and brands into one space with the purpose of discussing 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. 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.
This exclusive event will take place in Porto (also known as Oporto), 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.
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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.
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!
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During the event, you will also be able to hear from some amazing and popular design personality n some incredible conference panels! In the 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.
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.