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Victoire de Lencquesaing and her secret serenading lover December 2020

Victoire de Lencquesaing and her secret serenading lover

Inside an unassuming building in the heart of Lisbon’s Lapa, lies the stuff of your southernmost dreams. Like a love child born out of Alvar Aalto and Luis Barragán’s passionate encounter in Marrakesh, this work-in-progress house is by no means an incomplete home. Main Edition’s Victoire de Lencquesaing and her secret serenading lover have lived … Continued

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Catching up with Gonçalo Prudêncio November 2020

Catching up with Gonçalo Prudêncio

Having relocated to romantic refuge Sintra after years in Berlin, Copenhagen and Rotterdam, Gonçalo Prudêncio is not your design type cliché. Colorful in attire and sharp in trait, he appears much happier in the neighbouring rugged cliffs, than in the laptop cafés of Príncipe Real or Prenzlauer Berg. Ghome serves as a brilliant output to … Continued

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Catching up with António Júlio Duarte and Mingyu October 2020

Catching up with António Júlio Duarte and Mingyu

Lisbon hero António Júlio Duarte is usually behind the camera. We visit the enigmatic photographer and his wife Mingyu at home for some afternoon jiaozi and a session of arts and crafts. A regular fixture of the local arts scene over the past twenty years, the photographer is celebrated for his assertive surveys of unusual … Continued

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Catching up with Girão Lima October 2020

Catching up with Girão Lima

We meet Lisbon’s suavest power couple for a chat about vacuum cleaners and The Sopranos. We set out on this series aiming to give you some context on our surroundings, the city we love and the people that make it great; well, it doesn’t get much better than this. Matilde and Ricardo, of GIRÃO LIMA … Continued

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Pineapple and Maria Callas with Gabriel Ferrandini September 2020

Pineapple and Maria Callas with Gabriel Ferrandini

Born in California to a family from Rio de Janeiro and raised in the coast of Estoril, Gabriel Ferrandini is a Lisbon legend. Recognised early on as a prodigious talent in the free-jazz scene, he has since emancipated from those traditions into a truly ambidextrous operator. Similarly at ease on stage with jazz hero Alexander … Continued

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Catching up with Matilde Travassos September 2020

Catching up with Matilde Travassos

”You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people, design is made for people” Dieter Rams said once. We wouldn’t have said it better: it is this curiosity for people and their choices that drives us, as we aim to design furniture that is truly valuable in everyday life. We felt this was … Continued

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