The first edition will take place from 24th
of May in various neighbourhoods, including Príncipe Real, Alcântara, Chiado and other central locations, and will encompass around 50 venues with a range of events including special presentations, new collections, talks, masterclasses, open studios, guided tours and exhibitions. The idea revolves around the same spirit of LISBON by DESIGN, showcasing artistic and collectable design, high craftsmanship, and the intersection of design with the fields of art and creativity.
LISBON DESIGN WEEK curates a diversified programme in line with LISBON by DESIGN, focusing on Portuguese creativity and objects made in Portugal. The participants range from design studios and showrooms, established and emerging galleries, private venues, artisans and makers, former LISBON by DESIGN exhibitors and cultural and artistic educational institutions.
LISBON DESIGN WEEK and LISBON by DESIGN are an opportunity for everyone involved to come together to share ideas and show their work and the superior quality of Portuguese crafts. “It has to remain genuine, focused on the makers. And it has to be diverse” says Michèle Fajtmann, co-founder of LISBON DESIGN WEEK, alongside Julie de Halleux.
Participating venues will be featured on a special map that will be available online and in paper form.
Find out more about the event here.