Michel Charlot is a Swiss industrial designer born in lausanne (1984).
After graduating from the Ecole Cantonale d‘Art de Lausanne (éc a l) in 2009, he worked for Jasper Morrison ltd.
In 2011, he set up his own practice, and started developing products for companies such as NAVA Design, L&Z, Belux and Vitra. He aims at creating cost driven intuitive products in a constant quest for efficiency in conception, production and design. Since january 2013 he teach industrial design at École Cantonal d‘Art de Lausanne (éc a l) in Switzerland.
Actually living and working in Porto.
Oscar Maia is a Communication Designer and Art Director based in the city of Porto, Portugal. He’s been actively working on great projects alongside wonderful and talented people since 2008. Specialised in developing creative strategies applied in print, editorial, branding, and web design projects, he works on a freelance basis with a wide range of clients dedicated to the cultural and commercial fields. His work is recognized as being aesthetically simple and bold, with a steady balance between great attention to detail, typography and composition.
Olga Noronha, a 21 years old, London based portuguese jewellery designer, has been relentlessly examining the relationship between bodies, attitudes and surroundings, both in the wearer’s and the audience’s points of view. Olga’s creations are never mere ornaments, but are art pieces that celebrate the marriage of sturdy mechanics and delicate anatomies.
Constantly challenging and exploring the relationship of interactivity, Olga illustrates the connection between ‘to see’ and ‘to be seen’. Wishing people not to be apathetic towards her work, whatever the reaction – good or bad, Olga welcomes doubts for they may lead to surprise.
Mariana Malhão is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator based in Porto. At first glance her work seems to be meant for children but if you look twice you may find some hidden messages.