‘Home and Design’ theme month launched by Portugal Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai

Laying its focus on creativity and design, the Portugal Pavilion has come up with a ‘Home and Design’ theme month at the Expo 2020 Dubai that will commence from next month.

Bringing the best of Portuguese furniture, design and decorative objects, the month will feature a daily live showcase of ancestral arts, with Portuguese artisans working on pieces in the pavilion’s amphitheatre.

So far, two Portuguese designers – Alda Tomás, designer at Vista Alegre, and Artur Soares, interior designer, and founder of Designer’s Mint Studio have been in the spotlight.

Talking about the ‘Home and Design’ theme month, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portugal’s Ambassador to the UAE said, “It is important to show in this part of the world what we do, our know-how, and how we can distinguish ourselves. Indeed, know-how and quality are characteristics of the national products that the wood and furniture sector represent well.”

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Naples Art & Design Expo opens Nov. 19

The delayed Naples Art & Design Expo opens Thursday, Nov. 19, a double-hinged door to the importance of its L-shaped neighborhood behind Naples Boulevard: 

  • There is a vendor or manufacturer for nearly every aspect of home design — upholstery, stone,  furniture, draperies and cabinetry — inside the busy buildings in the boxy district behind Naples Boulevard.  
  • Similarly, the art studios that nestle against the design trade businesses hold everything from glass sculpture to classical portraits to small ceramics, dyed fabrics and wall-gulping abstracts.

With the same ingenuity that married peanut butter and chocolate into a candy bar, commerce and art have collaborated for three days of open houses and demonstrations. Their mission: To bring people a sense of the entire aesthetic of home design. Two specific workshops on Friday, Nov. 20, demonstrate ways of pairing art and furnishings (see information box for times locations and free registration instructions). 

Small art

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