PORVENTURA, is a contemporary furniture brand that develops and produces exclusively in Portugal.
In its collection, there are typologies of objects ranging from the chairs, tables and storage systems designed by two of the most promising Portuguese Designers, Filipe Ventura and Miguel Soeiro.
With a semi-industrial production, PORVENTURA, uses natural woods and its derivatives, with a special attention on the selection of its raw materials and finishes, which results in pieces with a unique durability.
FILIPE VENTURA – BIO
Filipe’s main source of inspiration in the development of pieces is centred in the exploration and analysis of the forms, concepts and aesthetics found in architecture, aiming to transpose to furniture an additional value, bringing to the interior of the spaces a dynamic interrelation between architecture, furniture, art and the people’s lives.
The aim is to create a contemporary, timeless object that unites and allows a relationship in which all objects in the inhabited space are in harmony and can be seen together and individually.
MIGUEL SOEIRO – BIO
Trained as an Industrial Designer at ESAD.cr and at Kuopion Muotoilu Akatemia, Finland.
Miguel launched his own design activity in 2008. Since then, he has been collaborating with several renowned companies, such as Viarco, Branca-Lisboa, Fabrica|Benetton, Vista-Alegre Atlantis, WAACS Design, among others. He was invited to exhibited his products in several design events around the world such as Interior Lifestyle China 2011, Shanghai; Light+Building 2012, Frankfurt; Salone del Mobile 2013, Milan, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014, Stockholm and PaperWorld 2013, Frankfurt where one of his designs was awarded "Product Trend in 2013-14". Miguel won international distinction with the iF Design Award 2015. He teaches and coordinates Product subjects at Lisbon School of Design and IADE.
By focusing on simplicity, Miguel challenges conventional design. Traditional materials are the starting point of each creative process however, Miguel gives an informal, contemporary yet timeless edge to the final product.
His approach of outstanding flexibility, versatility and his capacity to adapt to the final consumer’s needs permits endless solutions on different scales, ranging from small individual pieces to large interior spaces.