Former Atelier of Architect Aires Mateus

Manuel Aires Mateus

Manuel Aires Mateus is an internationally acclaimed Portuguese architect.  Central to his design philosophy is the exploration of volumes, the creation of visual interplay among different shapes, and meticulous consideration of voids and empty spaces. Notable achievements include representing Portugal at the Venice Biennale in 2010, numerous awards and various exhibitions. Manuel is also an esteemed educator, sharing his expertise at several international universities in Europe and the USA.

Arquivo Aires Mateus is a space that is devoted to exhibitions and special events.

Lisbon Design Week is presenting the exhibition “Nossa Terra”  curated by Sam Baron.

This exhibition brings together a selection of artefacts produced in terracotta in Portugal. Traditionally, and still today, terracotta comes directly from the ground on which we stand. It is therefore a material that defines a territory and, as a result, the skills and techniques associated with this type of production. Terracotta is also an indicator of culture, since its production bears witness to the habits and needs of the regions where it is transformed into everyday objects, artistic pieces, architectral elements...
This ancestral type of ceramic is also very much actual, as it has true eco-responsible characteristics thanks to its local provenance (transport distances are short), low-temperature firing (low energy consumption) and recyclability (all waste is re-injected into the production process).

Below is the list of all the participating artists and brands

Bella Silva, azulejos @belasilvaartist
Cla Ro, Pratos. @cla___ro___
Diogo Dias João, Flores II. @diogodiasjoao
Dulcineia Santos Studio, Fragmentos de instalação artística. @dulcineiasantosstudio
Fernanda Fragateiro, Sem título. @ffragateiro
Fernando Brízio, Animation, tongue out #1.
Filipe Alarcao, Villa. @filipealarcao_designstudio
Henrique Ralheta, Olla. @henriqueralheta / @louledesignlab
Hugo da Silva, Olla. @hugodasilvadesignstudio
Hugo Oliveira, Tijolo. @hugoserge
Joana Astolfi, azulejos. @joanaastolfi
João Xará, Conjunto de taças. @joao__xara
Júlio Dolbeth, Jarra. @dolbeth
Luís Nascimento, Jarro.
Mantraste, Vaso e Lastra. @mantraste
Marco Sousa Santos, Maria. @marco_sousasantos
Maria Terracotta, Linha de Mesa, Assador. @mariaportugalterracota
Maria Vale, Jarras.
Mariana Filipe, Jarro. @malgaceramicdesign
New Terracotta, Cesta. @newterracotta
Olaria de Nisa, Cantarinha e Barril.
Olhojdagua, Contentor e umidificador. @olhojdagua
Origin Made, Coluna, Chimney and Cone Vases. @originmade
Pedrita, Coelhos Alentejanos. @pedritastudio
Rui Pereira / Hay, Barro collection. @pereira_office / @haydesign
Samuel Santos, Madaíl.
Vanessa Domingues, Olla e Vasos. @iamvansme/ @louledesignlab
Vítor Serrano, Jarras. @serrano_ceramics
Viúva Lamego, Peças decorativas. @viuvalamego1849
Xico Tarefa, Travessas.


It was by the hands of the architects Vasco de Lima Mayer and Sara Oom de Sousa that the brand fuschini was built. Seeking to project to reality the dream of building houses that were works of art from one wall to the other, the two friends and colleagues joined forces to create a 100% portuguese furniture brand, where its design could be recognized by simple lines, irresistible comfort, timeless beauty and unbeatable quality.

Currently a reference brand in the portuguese furniture industry, Fuschini maintains its mission focused on creating author design pieces that bring its customers the comfort of feeling in a house of their own, every time they arrive home. Fuschini will present a table designed by Manuel Aires Mateus and other pieces.

MUT Design

Multidisciplinary team based in Valencia-Spain & Lisbon-Portugal dedicated to Product Design & Art Direction.

Main image courtesy of: João Guimarães @jgphoto.graphy

Other images courtesy of: Fuschini

and courtesy of Sam Baron (Terracotta)

11:00 - 19:00

Nossa Terra exhibition curated by Sam Baron 

Exhibition of a table designed by Manuel Aires Mateus manufactured by Fuschini + chairs edited by Fuschini.

Workshop EASD Valencia by MUT design

23 May 
19:00 - 22:30 Cocktail and late opening

The gallery will be closed at 17.00 on Sunday

Rua Silva Carvalho 175 r/ch Campo de Ourique, 1250-249 Lisboa