History

 

Founder Luis Branco was born in 1983, he is passionate for industrial design. Loves to travel, meet different cultures. He is always willing to learn the best from each of those experiences. He graduated industrial design at Escola Superior de Design ESAD Matosinhos – Portugal in 2005.

In the same year he was invited to join a restricted group of 20 industrial designers plus 20 graphic designers ( 4 from each main universities from Portugal and Spain ) chosen to develop and expose their work in Bienal Experimenta Design – S*Cool Ibérica at Cordoaria Nacional Lisbon.
www.experimentadesign.pt/2005

He was the Portuguese winner of the 4th Bombay Sapphire cocktail glass competition, and Portuguese representative in Milan – Superstudio Piú 2005 in the world contest.
www.bombaysapphire.com/‎

His work has been present in the main furniture shows in Portugal and in the world such as Exporthome (Porto – Portugal) , Feria Mueble (Zaragoza – Spain), Maison & Object (Paris – France) , May Design Series (London – United Kingdom), Super Studio Piú (Milan – Italy), Fidak (Dakar – Senegal), Index (Dubai)

In his twelve years of learning and passionate work he has worked with brands such as: Barbot, Indaqua, Bikezone, Grupo Trofa Saúde, Aquaplace, Edaetech, Martini, Cibercar, Anibal Cruz, Serca, Experimenta design, Camara Municipal da Trofa, Grupo Ricon, Frezite, RTP, Rotary Club Trofa, ULSAM, Budha Club Póvoa, Fiat, Jaguar Porto, Casa Peixoto, Unium Imobiliária, Annus Mirabilis and much more…

 

Publications and other awards:

Portuguese winner for Bombay Sapphire cocktail glass design 2005

Work selected for exposition in Staples “Out of line” contest 2005

Darklight Lamp awarded by design and design
published in Book of the year Design and Design volume 5, 2012

Origami coffee table awarded by design and design
published in Book of the year Design and Design volume 5, 2012

Crisis lamp awarded by design and design
published in Book of the year Design and Design volume 5, 2012

Bonsai coffee table winner of the project of the month
published Onoffice magazine issue 60, 2012

Bonsai coffee table published in Icon Magazine issue 104

Gema Console CMYK Limited edition published in Attitude, issue 43

Bonsai coffee table published in Konsept Projeler, issue 20

Bonsai coffee table published in Mobiliário em notícia, issue 89

Interview about His work for Mobiliário em notícia “Design Nacional”, issue 115

Attic Cabinet and Oslo sideboard published in Mobiliário em notícia, issue 118