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.
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.
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.
Liliana Castro, born and raised in Porto, Portugal, launched FES Agency - a PR agency for startups and tech projects - and SoftLanding Porto - a one-stop shop for startups setting up office in Porto/Portugal. Liliana is a dedicated do-er of things, with a special ability to get it all done even when working on multiple projects. Highly connected to Portugal’s startup scene, she also launched Portuguese Women in Tech, a community that showcases the awesome things Portuguese women are doing in the tech industry.