November - December 2005
Rabih Hage presents the best of Portuguese design; designs of genuine value that combine traditional crafts and techniques with a distinctive contemporary aesthetic.
The witty and striking designs of Beiriz's rugs reinvent traditional methods of hand woven rugs by replacing wool with felt to reinvigorate the tradition of rug making with a breath of individuality.
The precise engineering behind Mood's Planet light proves that this distinct culture of artisanal skills is the natural foundation for brilliant new design.
Jose Ferreira's desk displays a unique enrichment of design from an architectural background with its delicate straws of wood that provide a deceptively strong support and counterpoint to the light, free glass. It stands as an inexhaustible piece of furniture, a dazzling confirmation of the strength of Portuguese design.