The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit will be back for a second edition. This event, organized by Covet Group, will bring together many Portuguese creative minds, designers, makers, and brands all with the purpose to discuss all themes luxury related.
This is the second edition of The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit which, from the 26th to the 27th of June, will be introducing participants to some new ideas and to some of the most innovative practices of many current luxury and design industries who fight every day for the growth and elevation of Craftsmanship.
It’s no coincidence that Oporto, Portugal, 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. Taking place in a city renowned for its craftsmanship heritage.
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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.
If you attend the Craftsmanship Summit you can expect a series of initiatives dedicated to networking, case studies, and the discussion of some of the hottest trends related to luxury design and luxury brands, like PullCast, Covet House, Boca do Lobo, DelightFULL or BRABBU. The tickets are on sale right now, and you can purchase them, as well as take the chance to know a little more about the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2019 at the event’s official page.
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Participants will be able to see a series of amazing arts and crafts in a live showcase in which several master artisans 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.
During the event, you will also be able to hear from some amazing and popular design personality n some incredible conference panels! In it’s 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.