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The most impressive design summit is almost here and today we would like to tell you about the arts and crafts that will make this event a unique experience. In both days of the event, 20th, and 21st of June, several showcases will occur with craftsmanship and arts as the main themes. It will be a blast and you surely must not miss it!

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This summit will be the perfect occasion to be in touch with the finest Portuguese craftsmen and artisans who will showcase how they create amazing pieces of fashion, furniture and jewelry. Traditional arts such as leaf gilding, filigree, hand-painted tiles, tapestry and embroidery will all be part of it. Let the journey begin!

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Leaf gilding, used by the Covet Group’s brands in several top-selling pieces, is a decorative technique that consists in applying gold leaf to solid surfaces such as wood, stone or metal. It’s a very complex technique with amazing results. The golden tone provided is dazzling and you can learn more about it in this summit.

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Filigree, a jewelry art form, is a very special technique to the city that is hosting the event. Gondomar, in Oporto, is known as the Filigree Capital of Europe so it’s obvious that filigree will be one of the highlights. It consists in a delicate metalwork that simulates lace.

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Here comes a Portuguese all-time favorite. The hand-painted tiles remain one of the most recognized traditional arts in Portugal. It takes a lot of precision and delicacy to dominate this art. The “azulejo“, the Portuguese name, is present in some of Boca do Lobo‘s most famous pieces such as the Heritage sideboard (pictured above).

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Tapestry was also not forgotten. Inspired by Persian carpets, the Arraiolos rugs are known on a worldwide scale and it’s a big part of the Portuguese traditional arts. It originated in the small town of Arraiolos, in Alentejo, and the amazing patterns made of embroidered wool are just stunning. From the 20th to the 21st of June, Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar in Oporto is the place for you to be. If you didn’t have enough reasons to go, now you do!

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