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Designers: Iany Gaio, Vera Banas

Craftsmans: Fernando Nelas, Manuel Ferera.


Meditation seat created from local materials using local weaving techniques. This unique piece is exploring craftsmanship and pushes limitations of the material.


The Portuguese Basket Technology experience held at the Museu de Arte Popular in Lisbon feature some of the last remaining master artisans of the field. Pieces created from students-artisans collaborations were showcased at the exhibition Um Cento de Cestos - One hundred baskets at the Museu de Arte Popular in September 2021



Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, non-profit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, which celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship, and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work. The foundation focuses on Europe as a starting point for its activities, in recognition of the vital part craftsman-ship has played in the economic and cultural fabric of the region for centuries. 

I am collaborating and supporting Michelangelo Foundation mission since 2019, when I've graduated from Young Ambasador program in Venice, Italy. 

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