“Design à mão” (Design by Hand) was a an exhibition designed to launch an online platform developed for my Master thesis in ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne. The platform worked as a meeting point between Portuguese craftsmen and product designers. In this exhibition, five designers where invited to collaborate with different Portuguese craftsmen and create innovative projects inspired by the portuguese crafts tradition.
Inspired by the multifunctional use of stools in craft workshops, a modular system was created with Portuguese pine wood stools with different heights in combination with a wooden screw system and boards with different sizes. Risograph printing was used for the catalogues and an handmade technique developed by “The Wallprinters” was used on the pine wood boards. The crafts universe was represented on the central board where one of the tools used in each project was chosen by the designer and craftsman and where is also possible to see on platform online, images and comments about the production process.