The Fair

Intimate fair of high-end Portuguese design furniture & crafts

LISBON by DESIGN is an annual intimate fair highlighting a curated array of high-end contemporary collectible craft and design crafted in Portugal.

The primary aim is to present exceptional pieces, many of which are specially commissioned for the fair or making their debut appearance, captivating and inspiring collectors, art consultants, interior designers, real estate developers, and a broader audience of aficionados of beautiful objects and design.

The inaugural edition was launched in 2021, followed by two successful editions in 2022 and 2023, all held in the intimate and exclusive setting of the Gomes Freire Palace in the heart of Lisbon.

Taking place in May concurrently with Arco Lisbon, a significant and well-attended International Contemporary Art Fair, LISBON by DESIGN offers a unique opportunity for engagement with cutting-edge made in Portugal design and high craft.

In 2023, the fair expanded its reach across the city by inaugurating the first Lisbon Design Week, a collaborative project with From My City, featuring 50 creative events centered around craft and design.

Photo credit : Francisco Nogueira and Claudia Rocha

Location

The Gomes Freire Palace was built in 1878. It is located right in the center of Lisbon, close to Liberdade Avenue.

The palace has been renovated to enhance its monumental and historical elements featuring sweeping double stairs, high ceilings, intricate moldings and wooden floors, exuding the atmosphere of a noble private mansion.
It includes 10 exhibition rooms (plus extra spaces at the entrance).

Target

Both professionals and the general public
International profile: locals & expats living in Lisbon and its vicinity
High end real estate brokers and their clients
Local & International designers, architects, interior designers and design collectors.
Arco Lisbon visitors

Selection of participants

Each selected exhibitor (gallery, artist designer or organization) is curating its own display in close collaboration with the fair organizer.
Participants show new pieces and custom made works commissioned specially for the fair.
Works exhibited span many disciplines including among others ceramics, textile, wool, glass, wood, cork and paper…

Previous Editions

2000 visitors have attended the last edition during which a continuing flow of visitors was noted throughout the event.

The fair attracted a high end visitors profile: Portuguese and international collectors, gallery owners, architects …and led to many special commissions made by the participating artists/ designers.

 

Sponsors & Partners

Lisbon by Design sponsors and partners are key to the success of our events. They share our passion for Portugal, for its artistic sector, its creative design and expert craftsmanship.