Celebrating one of the most outstanding figures of Portuguese Design (1930-2005)

Since 1954, Daciano da Costa has developed his multiple facets as designer, he was one of the pioneers of industrial design in Portugal and designed for many sectors of the national industry. Graduated in painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (1961), Daciano da Costa abandoned the visual arts to dedicate himself to design. He founded his studio, “Atelier Daciano da Costa” in 1959 and over the decades developed his activity in the areas of interior design, industrial design, furniture design and urban design.

In 2013, after an interregnum of eight years, the “Atelier Daciano da Costa” took on a new direction with Inês Cottinelli, one of his five daughters, with the mission to Preserve, Communicate, and Extend his legacy, allowing the memory of Daciano to endure nationally and internationally. The reissues of classic pieces, that were originally conceived by Daciano da Costa for specific works,  aim to revalue objects that can be introduced today in new environments, both by the hand of professionals and private clients, thus promoting new interpretations of existing objects and keeping alive his legacy. You can explore his work in Lisbon by consulting the map in the carousel below. 

The Atelier will be present at the fair Lisbon by Design with the Penta Collection tapestries  / Graphic Design of Daciano da Costa.

The Atelier is open via appointment, email geral@dacianodacosta.pt

Main image courtesy of: João Grama @peso_arquitectura

Carousel images courtesy of: Raul Fonseca @raulfonseca & João Grama @peso_arquitectura


10:00 - 18:00

Visit of the Atelier and Showroom preferably by appointment

24 May
14:00 Book signing session “Design e Mal-Estar, de Daciano da Costa”

For an itinerary of Daciano Da Costa pieces, see images in the carousel

Please note that the studio is closed on Sunday. Appointments can be made via email for Saturday.

The Atelier will be open to the public, but it is preferable to make an appointment.

Rua Arriaga 2, 1200-609 Lisboa