The 5th Macao Design Week 2019 is an event that design lovers are looking forward to and is an exchange event between Macao and the international design circle. This year’s Macao Design Week will be held in 塔石廣場商業中心R3
Renovation of the Tap Siac Square Commercial Centre R3
 from October 11th to 26th. 

Macau and Hong Kong, which have historical and cultural interactions with Macao, are located in the region and thinking through three designers. 

Different lifestyles, cultural and social background differences and commonalities between the two, presenting the designer as a propagator of information, how to reflect the cognition of the bearer in each of the current works.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. The Portuguese Design Exhibition invites five design units from Portugal and five Macau to participate in this Macau Design Week and participate in the exhibition with excellent design projects. 

The “Imagine Four Cities Inside and Outside” invited the Hong Kong Design Association to co-ordinate the exhibition of four cities in Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Macau to display different works and projects, with more than 30 participating units.

1:Portuguese x Macao Design Exhibition

Exhibitors (Portugal)

R2
Non-verbal club
This is Pacifica
Drop
TONI GRILO

R2

R2 is an award-winning studio specialized in graphic identity, editorial and environmental design, with a strong focus on theatre, contemporary art, and architecture.

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Created by Lizá Defossez Ramalho (Troyes, France) and Artur Rebelo (Porto, Portugal), the Porto-based studio has secured international recognition for its exhibition-based pieces and installation work and produces visual identities, poster design, way-finding systems, web design, and motion projects for cultural institutions, museums, and other commercial clients.

Non-verbal club

Non–verbal is a design studio, based in Porto, focused on providing custom design solutions and communication consultancy to clients looking for work that goes beyond their expectations.

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Our motivation comes from our many passions and at the center of our practice is our concern for the ways in which language is made visible – through a careful, skilled and informed the use of typography.

We value intelligent and informed perspectives, which we support through an intensive process of research, strategy development and collaboration networks. This ensures that our response is unique to each challenge we are given. Every project we undertake is a dedicated balancing act – between craft and technology, between rationality and poetry, between expectation and surprise.

This is Pacifica

Pacifica is an independent communication studio based in Porto, Portugal, established in 2007 by Pedro Serrão, Pedro Mesquita and Filipe Mesquita. They do Branding, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Web Design, Packaging, Signs, Space Design, Editorial, Motion Graphics, Mobile Design, Advertising, Events, and Relationship Marketing.

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Drop

DROP is a graphic design studio founded in 1996 by João Faria. Based in Matosinhos, Portugal, the studio design largely for cultural productions. 

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Early years were focused on music-related work, designing album covers and posters. Between 2002 and 2010, João directed the overall graphic image of TNSJ / Teatro Nacional São João, Porto’s National Theatre.

TONI GRILO

Designer and Art Director, Toni Grilo was born in France in 1979. Graduate by the École Boulle in Paris in 2001, he immediately goes to Lisbon, continuing to develop projects in France. 

At the end of Europe, finding its roots, he discovers a rich industrial and craft country and is obsessed with the beauty of technical processes and materials. 

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After various collaborations, he decides to stay permanently in Portugal: he founds in 2005 a first agency, Objection with the designer Elder Monteiro, but in 2008 he opens his own studio, creating products, furniture, and scenography.

He creates several brands of contemporary and timeless design pieces, such as Riluc in 2009, Haymann Editions in 2012, Blackcork in 2014. He also created the fair LXD Lisboa Design Show and became art director of the prestigious centenary silver brand Topázio.

In 2019, he co-founded Marm, a brand of marble lighting with the manufacturer MCM, and also INOT, a free edition of exceptional pieces in collaboration with craftsmen.

Date: October 11-26, 2019

Venue:

塔石廣場商業中心R3
Renovation of the Tap Siac Square Commercial Centre R3