ESAD.CR at “Lusophone world – the speaking out of women in product design”

Ana Fatia, Catarina Camelo, Eneida Lombe Tavares, Francisca Costa, Francisca Maria Branco, Mafalda Matos, Maria Carnall, Margarida Lopes Pereira, Rita de Almeida Martins, Rita Frutuoso, Sara Baptista da Silva, Sofia Venâncio, Tânia Lopes Martins

Are a part of the project “portuguese design”, curated by Daniel Vieira.
The project is described as a platform that builds a story with product designers.

Ana Fatia

is an industrial designer graduate by ESAD.CR. Based between Lisbon and Shanghai, she was considered one of the 150 most promising and talented young designers in the world, by Salone Satellite at Milano Design Week and by “Now! Le off” at Paris Design Week.

Catarina Camelo

jeweler living in Porto. Product Design graduate at the ESAD.CR and jewelry graduate at the professional school Engenho & Arte.

Eneida Lombe Tavares

Born in Barreiro, she has a degree in Product Design from ESAD.CR. She lives and works in Caldas da Rainha in her own studio. She participated in several group exhibitions across Europe, Brazil and Cape Verde.

Francisca Costa

is a recent Portuguese designer with a degree in Industrial Design from ESAD.CR. Born in Ribatejo, she lives and has grown up in Rio Maior, although her life is focused around Lisbon as she is finishing a master’s degree in Product Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.

Francisca Maria Branco

1992, from Porto with Trás-os-Montes and Minho roots. She has an academic background in jewellery, at Escola Artística Soares dos Reis, in 2010; she is a Product Design – Ceramics and Glass graduate since 2013; and a Master in Product Design, 2017, at ESAD.CR.

Mafalda Matos

graduated in Equipment Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon in 2014, and became a master in Product Design at ESAD.CR in 2017. She has done Erasmus at the Nuova Accademia di Belli Arti in Milan during her degree; in 2019/2020 she attended a postgraduate course in Art Curating at Universidade NOVA – FCSH. She is interested in subjects such as memory, the archive and the study of the human relationship with space and objects, approaching these issues through different artistic practices. The use of color, visual composition, textiles and photography are also structural languages ​​in her work. She likes to be part of projects that make ideas happen – especially in teams, or community projects.

Margarida Lopes Pereira

is a product designer. Her work focuses on the domestic context – scale, objects and materials from our daily lives -, as well as on the exploration of artisanal techniques, applied in new contexts. It aims to challenge our visual expectations and question the future of the objects we create.

Maria Carnall

is a product designer with a degree in Fine Arts, in Lisbon, and a Master’s degree from ESAD.CR. The time spent at ESAD Paris and PoliMilano made her interest in gastronomy and hospitality evident. The curiosity about using food as a tool for connecting with others was born this way, between discovering other cuisines and serving at the table. She developed a special affection for design in the context of gastronomy.

Rita Frutuoso

She has a degree in Design with a specialization in ceramic technologies from ESAD.CR. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Technician at the same institution, offering support to ceramics and glass projects. At the same time, she develops her artistic work and participates in national and international exhibitions and training.

Rita de Almeida Martins

Master in Product Design from ESAD.CR, has a professional career in the field of visual arts and cultural production. After living and working abroad, she returned to Portugal and co-opened a bookstore.

Sara Baptista da Silva

is a Portuguese industrial designer, master in Product Design, degrees completed at ESAD.CR. She is committed to designing unique products, focused on functionality, using natural resources in an eco-conscious way and researching new materials and manufacturing techniques. production. She studied at UNIBZ in Bolzano – Italy, where she had the opportunity to be a student of Francesco Faccin and Secil Ugur Yavuz.

Sofia Venâncio

She has a degree in Industrial Design at ESAD.CR, where she is currently working on her master’s thesis in Product Design. She dedicates herself to ceramics through studies at – Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual (Almada) and at Cencal (Caldas da Rainha), her area of ​​research being the theme of games. She is inspired by spinning tops, mazes and game boards in the development of her ceramic pieces and creates everyday ceramic objects using a playful and interactive approach.

Tânia Lopes Martins

natural do Porto, formou-se na ESAD.CR, onde se licenciou em Design Industrial e obteve o seu mestrado em Design de Produto. Viveu e estudou na cidade do Recife (Brasil). Trabalhou em vários estúdios de design, como a Toyno em Lisboa e a Vicara nas Caldas da Rainha.