Meet the 10 top Portuguese interior designers!
Portugal can be a small country in size, but it’s enormous when it comes to culture and creativity, including interior design. The best Portuguese interior designers are known for passionately combining tradition with innovation. As we often do, today we we’ll be highlighting some of the best Portuguese interior designers for you!
Joana Astolfi is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of 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 their 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.
In 2011 Catarina Batista, a training architect, founded her own studio. She mainly develops private projects for single-family homes. Specializing in interior design, rehabilitation, and decoration, the Studio offers creativity and attention to detail much needed to ensure the obvious connection with the emotions and dreams of the clients in every detail of each project.
Prego Sem Estopa was born in the ground-floor of no. 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 Objet, one of the most prestigious fairs in Paris. There, she presented a collection of a reinvented vintage style, consisting of furniture designed by herself, unique lamps, clean lines and a color palette marked by blue, pink, yellow and green.
After spending many years in the fashion industry, Artur Miranda delved 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 French personal touch. They started working for public and commercial places, but their common taste for sophisticated and personalized surroundings soon lead them to develop for private places – which is now the main part of their job.
Traço Magenta was launched in 2006 with the goal of creating original decoration projects with personalized design. A dynamic and creative team, whose experience is proven by both large and small works, constitutes its portfolio, where you can see the distinctive traits that make Traço Magenta a strong brand that stands out for its passion and professionalism.
Álvaro Siza Vieira is one the most recognizable Portuguese architects of all time. His architectural projects are globally recognized, which explains why Siza Vieira keeps collecting some of the most important architectural awards like the 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.
Studio Arte is a design ensemble offering rich expertise which operates in quite a particular way within the architectural 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 create concepts that suit their visions.
Gavinhos 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. They specialize in the luxury segment for private residences and commercial spaces, creating and invigorating them. There’s a need to emphasize elegance and contemporaneity, with a focus on personalization, on the sobriety of style, and on the nobility of materials.
Roof Design Studio
ROOF Design Studio is a dynamic and multidisciplinary atelier that is attentive to market trends. They work with interior design, architecture, product design, and graphic design. Creativity is the engine of their work that is able to provide innovative and original solutions, giving 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, were some of the awards attributed to Carvalho’s studio. Her work is often published in international publications including AD, Elle Decor, Nuevo Estilo, Marie Claire Maison, Belles Demeures, Metropolitan, Vogue, among others.
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