About

A 5-day celebration of creativity, high craft and design in Lisbon

Lisbon Design Week is an annual cultural event in Lisbon focused on contemporary design and crafts, celebrating the talents of the local creative community. It takes place during May alongside  ARCO Lisbon art fair, Lisbon By Design fair and Lisbon Creative Week (CCP).

Our mission is to create a unifying event that supports the cultural avant-garde, uncovers new local and emerging creative talent and boosts the city's energy and economy by promoting excellence in design

After the success of the first edition launched in 2023 initially in collaboration with the fair Lisbon by Design, Lisbon Design Week will come back with its second edition on 22-26 May 2024.

We invite you to rediscover the city of Lisbon through the lens of its design and savoir faire. 

Artisans, designers, showrooms, boutiques, galleries, workshops, hotels, museums and other institutions will open their door for a program of exclusive exhibitions, installations, presentations and talks highlighting Portuguese craftsmanship and innovation.

 

The founder

Michèle Fajtmann (right, b. Belgium) is the founder of From My City, a company formed in the UK in 2010 that creates unique events centred around artistic themes and the city. She has developed a particular expertise in creative placemaking projects. She is particularly interested in the importance of public spaces at the heart of urban communities as well as the use of art & culture for networking purpose. She is a member of the World Organization of the Periodical Press and a guest contributor of several cultural blogs. For her most recent book on contemporary culture, she has conducted in depth interviews with ten internationally acclaimed artists. She also recently published her first short story. Michèle has lived in Brussels, New York, Warsaw, London and Lisbon. She previously worked as a corporate lawyer for 15 years.

Advisory Board

Luis De Oliveira Industry +
Armando Ribeiro Communication +
Sam Baron International Designer +
Toni Grilo Designer +
Mircea Anghel Artist Designer +
Ana Lia Santos Design academic +
Marco Sousa Santos  Designer +
Manuel Aires Mateus Architect +
Joana Astolfi Architect / Designer +

Sponsors & Partners

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