The Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit is coming, and it has a promise to deliver the most astonishing talks and ideas about the world of Luxury Design and Craftsmanship in a lively debate of brilliants minds of the industry! Today we give you a taste of those brilliant minds!
From interior designers to journalists and luxury brands, you won’t want to miss the incredible panels this exclusive event has for you!
Nini Andrade Silva
Born in Funchal and graduated in Design at the Institute of Visual Arts Design and Marketing (IADE) in Lisbon, Nini Andrade Silva pursued at the same time her academic and professional course in New York, London, Paris, South Africa and Denmark. With a work of high national and international recognition, Nini Andrade Silva has taken Portugal’s name to the four corners of the world, having, on several occasions, her work distinguished by various institutions, as well as becoming a regular presence in prestigious publications from all over the world.
Parallel to her well-known career in the field of architecture and interior design, Nini is also the author of different interior and exterior furniture lines, and the versatility of her work also highlights her great passion for painting being her work present in important collections and museums of contemporary art worldwide.
Recently, Nini Andrade Silva opened the doors of her Design Center located on Madeira Island, strongly inspired by the culture, history and roots of the land where she was born. The artist’s private collection is at the heart of the creation of the Design Center, a project built around of a museum based speech that will allow a better understanding, in an unprecedented way, of the history and culture of Madeira Island and its strong connection to the sea.
Marina is a prestigious Journalist, graduated in Sciences of Communication at the University Nova de Lisboa and also has a Post-Graduation in Cultural Tourism at the Azores University. Since 1995 working at Diário de Notícias, she has worked through several areas, from Culture to Society, both as a reporter and editor. Between 1999 and 2001 Marina was on the founding team of TSF radio website, first as a journalist, then as an editor.
Today she is a reporter for Diário de Notícias magazines, like DN Ócio. In the scope of her work in the magazine DN Ócio, currently, only in digital version, she has developed work in the area of luxury design, lifestyle, with special attention to craftsmen and designers, heritage, culture, gastronomy and tourism. And with that baggage, Marina will bring a colourful view to the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit discussions.
Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art since 1994 with respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet. By using traditional techniques of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.
The passion and the attention to detail are like that of an haute couture atelier. Known worldwide for bringing luxury to the publishing industry, Assouline produces one-of-a-kind books on fashion, art, architecture, photography, design, and travel, weaving a story of L’Art de Vivre with every publication.
Beyond “beautiful books” Assouline is invested in the promotion of culture. It has created the “first brand of luxury culture” by opening boutiques where one can discover a world of good taste, excitement and intellect, a place where “culture can be acquired” within a luxurious environment. One can purchase complete book collections as well as objects that belong in contemporary libraries such as perfumed candles and “cabinets of curiosities.”
The speaker for Assouline will be Kahoula Ouerfelli, the international Manager for the luxury brand, is bringing the concept of the illustrated market that has become integral to the worlds of luxury, fashion and design.
We’ll be revealing who are the next speakers, the masters and techniques that build unique design, and a lot more of what is going to happen in the 2nd edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit, stay tuned!
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