Custodian of an important collection of works by Portuguese artist Mily Possoz

The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade hotel is the custodian of an important collection of works by this artist, and has a unique collection. This set of watercolours, tapestries and oils by Mily Possoz remain at the Tivoli and constitute the largest private collection of the artist, a pioneer of Portuguese Modernism.

For the exhibition at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel during Lisbon Design Week, Felipa Almeida will present a collection of nine new flower vases inspired by works by the artist Mily Possoz.

The artists Henriette Arcelin, Maria Paz Aires and Maud Tephany were challenged to each select three works by Mily Possoz from the hotel's collection and produce three ceramic flower vases.

The paintings that served as the inspiration and starting point for the vases will be exhibited with the vases.

(Lisboa, 1979) 

With a degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies and History of Design, Felipa Almeida lived in Paris, Geneva and London for several years. On her return to Portugal, in partnership with architect Ana Anahory, she set up the Anahoryalmeida architecture and interior design studio, favouring the use of Portuguese materials.

It was at this time that she began to cultivate contact with artists and craftspeople, whose work became part of the spaces developed in the studio, such as the São Lourenço do Barrocal Hotel project (2016), in the Alentejo. In 2020 he began an independent career, working in collaboration with artists, craftspeople and traditional manufactures, developing projects that celebrate culture, heritage and ancestral craft techniques.

Based on dedicated research, she curates exhibitions such as Ria Formosa for Lisbon by Design (2022), Viagem (2023), with Manufactura das Tapeçarias de Portalegre, or Pomar, in collaboration with Fabricaal (Fábrica Alentejana de Lanifícios) for Lisbon by Design (2023). She also researches objects for private collections of Portuguese handicrafts.

Her studio in Lisbon, where she holds two themed pop-ups a year, is where she promotes her work, presenting unique pieces that are the result of challenges she makes to guest artists and craftspeople. The Bolo Rei (2021), Areias e Sereias (2022), Segura Vela (2022), Feira da Fruteira (2023) and Pratos Falantes (2023) fairs were some of those she has organised since 2020.

Felipa Almeida will also open her private collection during Lisbon Design Week .


French illustrator and ceramicist Henriette Arcelin graduated in Fine Arts in Nice and London, studied ceramics in Portugal at Ar.Co - Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual, and has worked on various projects for public and private spaces. She has done several artistic residencies at the Viúva Lamego Factory and has explored working with various materials such as ceramics, glass, tapestries from Arraiolos and Portalegre. She took part in the exhibitions Ria Formosa for Lisbon by Design (2022), Viagem (2023) with Manufactura das Tapeçarias de Portalegre and Pomar (2023), a collaboration between Fábrica A (Fábrica Alentejana de Lanifícios) and Lisbon by Design.


She has a degree in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She was a collaborator at Galeria Zé dos Bois between 2019 and 2023, where she had her studio between 2021 and 2023. Since the end of 2020 she has been exhibiting between Lisbon and Porto, namely at APO=Aposentadoria (2021); Livraria Zé dos Bois (2022); Espaço Mira (2022); Galeria de Tapeçarias de Portalegre (2023) and Bienal da Maia (2023). In September 2023 she had her first institutional exhibition in a duet with Joan Jonas at the Galeria Municipal do Porto, curated by Filipa Ramos. She currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland, where she is studying for a master's degree at the Institut Art Gender Nature, HGK.

(France, 1978)

She studied Fine Arts at the Université Rennes 2. With a background in Graphic Design and Webdesign, and after training in ceramics in Lisbon, she began to develop her work in artistic ceramics in a self-taught and research-based way that led her to found the Sedimento studio (2017-2023). She has held several exhibitions and, in 2020, created Sedimentoshow, an independent gallery for emerging ceramists or artists. She took part in the exhibitions Ria Formosa for Lisbon by Design (2022) and Viagem (2023) with Manufactura das Tapeçarias de Portalegre, creating unique pieces.

Images courtesy of: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade

09:00 - 23:00

Exhibition MILY curated by Felipa Almeida



Av. da Liberdade, 185 1269-050 Lisboa