The collection at LUSITANO1143 is curated from a group of designers and makers working in Portugal. Their approaches are unique and the individual items sold here are representative of a moment in time within their works.
O João e a Maria
Studio O João e a Maria represents a world of contrasts and comparisons. Two generations, two designers lending two perspectives to one studio and collection.
These rich points of view bring to life a collection of objects that are truly unique and bring a sense of Portugal’s many
Living and working in a small Portuguese town in the Santarém region, Paula creates beautiful porcelain pieces grounded on her connection to simplicity and nature - a vast departure from her previous corporate life.
Casting directly from branches and other natural elements, her work now strengthens her connection to nature through curiosity and inspiration from the world around her.
Gonçalo’s design work follows a unique process he calls ‘dreamality’ in which an aspiration, a vision, is conceived then explored to become more practical and ultimately aims to bridge both form and function in the best possible way.
Proudly Portuguese, much of Gonçalo’s work and business promotes and protects business and creativity within his home country. His interests and work range across furniture, product design, urban planning and architecture.
Gonçalo Prudêncio works from Sintra, Lisbon’s historic, UNESCO world heritage site and studied design in both in Lisbon and Milan.