Portuguese Designers

INTRODUCTION
From Portugal to the World

Our Designers appeal to emotion, simplicity and quality of life. The portuguese culture and the common everyday things are the inspiration. The products are more than what meets the eye – each piece has its singular details and its own story.

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Joana Santos
Designer

Joana Santos lives in São João da Madeira and is graduated and mastered in Design by the University of Aveiro. She defended her master’s degree with the theme “Information design and intermodality in transport in Aveiro”. In 2009, she presented her research at IIID Traffic & Transport, at Tech Gate Vienna, Austria. She collaborated in the foundation of the first Junior Company of the Aveiro’s region, the Aveiro Smart Business, and in the Federation of Junior Companies of Portugal. She also collaborated with different companies, developing branding and graphic communication projects. Joana has a special taste for graphic design and craftwork and her work process has always a practical approach. At DAM she participates in the creative development of the different DAM products.

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Christophe de Sousa
Product Designer

Christophe de Sousa, a Franco-Portuguese Designer, is the first to be invited to design for DAM. He borns in France and returned to live in Portugal – the country of his parents – at a young age. From an early age, he showed a passion and a skill for drawing. He studied Industrial Design, graduating at the Universidade Lusíada in Porto. Soon after he starts collaborating with companies from different sectors and received several international awards. In 2017, he founded his own studio in Porto. Persistent and born observant, he is now recognized as one of the most prestigious designers of his generation in Portugal. At DAM, he brings new materials, technologies, and memories to our brand with the development of the Celeste side table.

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Hugo Silva
Designer

Hugo Silva, a native of Braga, defended his master’s dissertation as part of the SAPO / UA Laboratory, in the SAPO Campus project, with the theme “From the thinkable to the impossible: Design intervention in the development of a university portal”, which was nominated “the best multimedia application for the education” in 2009. He worked as an Interaction Designer at CreativebitBox and B-Around and collaborated with the Providência Design studio on projects such as the Troia Museum and the Penafiel Museum, whose last was considered the best Portuguese Museum of the Year in 2010. Hugo does not relieve the sketchbook and seeks inspiration in the everyday things to his drawings. At DAM he manage the creative development of the DAM products, being their creative skills central for the brand’s development.

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