New Portuguese design

Site specific furniture by Bruno Carvalho
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Site specific design by Bruno Carvalho
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Dock lamp by Manuel Netto, and "Another Contemporary Chair" by Joāo Valenta
Site specific furniture by Bruno Carvalho
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The latest works from Made Out Portugal include a found object bazaar, furniture created from architecture, a two-dimensional chair and a multifunctional floor light.

Made Out Portugal is a hub for Portuguese designers working abroad. Created to help promote emerging designers, the organization coordinates exhibitions at design events and fosters a collaborative spirit.

Among the latest works from the participants, Ana Rita Sousa’s Hsart project compiles trash objects that the designer finds on the streets. She then presents the pieces in a bazaar-like setting, encouraging show-goers to take objects, giving them “a chance for a new life.”

Bruno Carvalho is developing a collection called Site-Specific Furniture, a line of furniture created from architectural forms, like pillars.

João Valenta is exploring the relationship between an object and its designer in Another Contemporary Chair. From certain angles, his mirrored creation looks like a three-dimensional, otherworldly seat; in actuality, it’s leans flat against the wall and floor.

And Manuel Netto’s Dock Lamp is a wooden form with several docks where a moveable bulb can be placed. To shut off the fixture, the bulb is set into its resting dock on top of the frame.

Check out madeoutportugal.com for details on the designers and their upcoming exhibitions.

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