4.6.17

RAY-D-O

RAY-D-O:
 A speaker controlled by an app and using the smartphone as display. When you use the tuner button on the radio, you can see the fm frequency on the phone. Use as a regular bluetooth speaker or use the phone as his helper.


30.5.17

Green Furniture Concept: My submissions to a public contest

I didn't win the prize but it was cool to design it and to render it. These company organized the contest at crowdspring.com with this descriptive brief:

(...) 
What do you do?

We create furniture for commercial areas such as airports, railway stations and shopping malls. We call our type of interiors grand and seamless. See pictures to get a grip over the environment.

What is the product designed to do?

See this youtube-video when our founder Johan Behrin describes the problem: https://youtu.be/z9UTiViiQZI
The product that we want your help to design is a add-on ending to our Nova C Double bench, something that closes and finalizes the bench. We want you to design something that will fit the ending of the bench to hide the inside of the bench. See attached pictures to get dimensions of the bench and a clearer view of the problem that we want solved.(...)

 These were my submitted concepts:

23.4.17

Abandoned Kitsch Utopia from the Eighties

(Oliveira de Azeméis Portugal, April 2017)

12.3.17

Decotes

Este foi o número de apresentação da revista "Decotes" em 1988. Editada pelo Projecto Já e com a coordenação de Paulo Gamelas, Pedro Loureiro, Jorge Silva, Cristina Aleluia e Rui Pedro Pêgo. Foi uma das primeiras coisas "mais sérias" que fiz no mundo do design... e já passaram quase 30 anos!
Por sugestão de um amigo, digitalizei o único exemplar que possuo deste número 0. Chegou a existir um número 1 que aparecerá por aqui oportunamente. A "Decotes" pretendia ocupar um espaço cultural alternativo e na altura pareciam-nos naturais as citações de Friedrich Nietzsche ao lado de fotografias da nossa terra. Portugal, e o mundo, era bem diferente e um texto sobre a vida em Londres era quase uma descrição da vida noutro planeta. 
João Ramalho Santos, Rui Sérgio, Helena Morais, Mário Jorge Esquetim, Carlos Manuel Correia, João Carlos Silva, Celina Parente, Luís Freixo e José Alves Silva são os autores dos textos. As fotografias são de Pedro Loureiro, Paulo Carteiro e Cristina Almeida. A modelo na capa é Cristina Amado Pereira e a ilustração na contracapa é de Cecília Delgado. 
Lembro-me da ajuda de Arsélio Martins e José Vaz da Silva.
Download AQUI ou AQUI.

 

This was the presentation edition of the magazine "Decotes"(Cleavages) in 1988. Published by Projeto Já and coordinated by Paulo Gamelas, Pedro Loureiro, Jorge Silva, Cristina Aleluia and Rui Pedro Pêgo. It was one of the first "most serious" things I've done in the design world ... and it's been almost 30 years! At the suggestion of a friend, I digitalized the only copy I have of this number 0. There has been a number 1 that will appear here in the future. The "Decotes" intended to occupy an alternative cultural space and at the time we looked natural the quotations of Friedrich Nietzsche next to photographs of our hometown. Portugal, and the world, was quite different, and a text about life in London was almost a description of life on another planet. João Ramalho Santos, Rui Sérgio, Helena Morais, Mário Jorge Esquetim, Carlos Manuel Correia, João Carlos Silva, Celina Parente, Luís Freixo and José Alves Silva are the authors of the texts. The photographs are by Pedro Loureiro, Paulo Carteiro and Cristina Almeida. The model on the cover is Cristina Amado Pereira and the illustration on the back cover was made by Cecília Delgado. I remember the help of Arsélio Martins and José Vaz da Silva.

8.1.17

Mário Soares (1924-2017)

It was April 1989 when I took these pictures. It was the funeral of the Bishop of Porto who once wrote a famous letter to Salazar. This was the only time I photographed Mário Soares and talked to the man who has left us. A small tribute and a set of images with some historical interest.