From Portugal to the World
DAM is a Portuguese brand founded in 2013 that talks about design, craftsmanship and industry. DAM is about high-quality Design Furniture and Accessories that tell stories. Designed with expertise and handcrafted with love in Portugal, the products combine traditional techniques and natural materials. They appeal to emotions, simplicity and quality of life. Portuguese culture and nature are our inspirations. Our strong vision is to create a world of more genuine and sustainable products. While renewing a collective heritage, our goal is to build the bridge between the Culture and the Economy.
“While working with a partner who shares our vision (…) it’s like our project was his own.”
“…a Portuguese furniture brand that tries to improve the user’s happiness through Design.”
“It has been a pleasure to work with DAM, not only the team makes the process enjoyable, but their products add a sense of materiality and warmth quality details to our projects.”
And the resident Designers
Created by Joana Santos and Hugo Silva, the DAM brand was born from their sense of entrepreneurship and their desire to develop a project on its own. Created in 2013, the Designers set out to develop different products based on the existing furniture offered in Portugal and in the world. Today, both Designers participate in the creative development of furniture and accessories, where their creative skills are at the centre of the brand’s development.
Hugo Silva and Joana Santos are both graduates and masters in Design by the University of Aveiro, in Portugal. In their path, both designers have developed professional activity in different Design fields, including equipment, graphic and web interface design.
Where are DAM products made?
All our products are crafted in Portugal where there is an abundance of skills and know-how. There is also a collective heritage that stays genuine. This is why we have passion for our country and a conviction: our location is special and our people makes the difference.
Why do we use cork?
It is a material that is 100% natural, recyclable, reusable and renewable. This is why it is regarded as a raw material of excellence with favorable consequences for natural resources and for Planet Earth. The material is dust and stain-repellent, anti-bacterial, washable and waterproof – which makes it wonderful for multiple applications.
Where does our timber come from?
Our timber comes from only available sustainable farms, as the regular monitoring, pruning, replanting, and general care of the trees on managed forests is what creates planks of this quality. We use only the highest grade timber available, FAS First and Seconds, with the fewest knots and most consistent grain patterns.
Do the products need to be assembled?
Our products are ready to use. They do not need to be assembled.