Mónica Penaguião opened her first Poeira at the age of 15 in a house borrowed from her uncle, on Rua das Janelas Verdes, in Lisbon. She sold everything — from buttons to tables and sofas. It was enough to find something she liked - it didn't matter what, or for what. She liked to question why someone would choose this or that piece.
Over time, Poeira emancipated itself, earned the nickname Design and grew — perhaps not so much in size, but in the sense in which it grew in the world. Mónica left a trail of her projects in Brazilian cities, such as Rio de Janeiro (both in its capital, where she had a branch, and in the municipalities of Vassouras and Paraty) and in São Paulo; in New York and Ibiza.
Poeira has recently moved to a new address — the ground floor of a building in the Lapa area. Baptized Lapa71, this is the new home of Mónica and Poeira Design — at least for now.