Atelier Daciano da Costa

History

The atelier was founded in 1959 by Daciano da Costa (1930-2005), since then, he has developed his multiple facets as designer. Daciano da Costa was one of the pioneers of industrial design in Portugal and designed for many sectors of the national industry.

1959

Foundation of the Atelier

The atelier was founded in 1959 by Daciano da Costa (1930-2005), since then, he has developed his multiple facets as designer. Daciano da Costa was one of the pioneers of industrial design in Portugal and designed for many sectors of the national industry.

From his contact with Metalúrgica da Longra, successive lines of office furniture were produced which, over more than three decades, saw an unprecedented acceptance by the public. From very early on, Daciano da Costa dedicated himself to the design of furniture and equipment for specific environments, in close articulation with the architectural project.

This activity, mainly linked to the construction of public buildings, collective equipment, representative or linked to tourism, would contribute in a decisive way to the very definition of the Interior Architecture discipline.

Over the decades, Daciano da Costa atelier affirmed itself as a reference in the professional panorama of Design in Portugal, but also as an atelier - school. The strong pedagogical vocation of his mentor allowed successive generations of young designers to join a team in constant renewal.

Established in a territory with diffuse borders, the studio has been able to diversify its activities in areas as diverse as urban design and public art, interior and furniture design, architecture and rehabilitation.

Search for the Trivial

"I defend the principle that one should seek the trivial rather than the exceptional. I'm more interested in generalizing the quality of ordinary objects than in identifying four or five. I have the same attitude regarding architecture. "

Da Costa, D. (1998). Design e Mal-Estar. Porto: Centro Português do Design.

Homage to Former Contributors

  • Luiz Ralha | pintor

    1960 - 1961
  • Rogério Ribeiro | pintor

    1960 - 1961
  • Maria Albertina Rodrigues | secretária

    1963 - 1974
  • Manuel Jorge Barbosa | pintor

    1963 - 1974
  • Eduardo Afonso Dias | designer

    1964 - 1970
  • João Ruella Ramos | arquitecto

    1964 - 1966
  • João Segurado | designer

    1964
  • José Brandão | designer gráfico

    1964 - 1966
  • Cristina Reis | pintora | designer

    1960 - 1966
  • José Santa Bárbara | escultor | designer

    1964 - 1966
  • António Mano | marceneiro | maquetista

    1965
  • Fernando Bagulho | arquitecto

    1965 - 1969
  • Cristina Bagulho | arquitecta

    1965 - 1969
  • Cristóvão Macara | eng. técnico | designer

    1965 - 1974
  • Carlos Costa | designer

    1966 - 1999
  • Gilberto Lopes | decorador

    1966 - 1970
  • Jorge Vieira | escultor

    1966 - 1969
  • José Alberto Bartissoll | fotógrafo

    1966 - 1969
  • José Anahory | designer

    1966
  • Tomaz de Figueiredo | pintor

    1966 - 1967
  • Dário Romani | decorador

    1968 - 1969
  • Fernando Carlos Pinto | desenhador

    1968 - 1969
  • Maria da Graça Magalhães | arquitecta

    1968 - 1969
  • Oterelo dos Santos | desenhador

    1968 - 1974
  • Suzete dos Santos | desenhadora

    1968 - 1969
  • John David Bear | designer RCA

    1969 - 1970
  • Jorge Cid | designer

    1970 - 1981
  • Celso Rodrigues | maquetista

    1970 - 1973
  • Pedro Graça | arquitecto

    1970 - 1974
  • Aristides Reis | desenhador

    1971 - 2007
  • Francisco Espinho | arquitecto

    1971 - 1974
  • Guilhermina Campos | decoradora

    1971 - 1979
  • José Barros Gomes | arquitecto

    1971 - 1972
  • Francisco Beja Falcão | arquitecto

    1971 - 1973
  • Manuel Pina | designer

    1971 - 1972
  • Fernando Lemos Gomes | designer

    1971 - 1975
  • Isabel Madeira | secretária

    1972 - 1976
  • José Alves Pereira | engenheiro | designer

    1973 - 1992
  • José Manuel Braga | desenhador

    1973-1975 - 1982-1983
  • Beatriz Alçada | designer gráfica

    1973 - 1974
  • Vasco Lapa | designer gráfico

    1973 - 1974
  • Carlos Simão | desenhador

    1974 - 1976
  • João Pardal Monteiro | arquitecto

    1974 - 1981
  • Pedro Aboim Inglez Cid | arquitecto

    1974 - 1988
  • António Serrano | arquitecto

    1979 - 1986
  • Mercedes Carrôlo | secretária

    1981 - 1996
  • Edgar Mota | designer

    1982 - 1986
  • Filipe Cardoso | designer

    1982 - 2007
  • Catarina Monteiro da Costa | arquitecta

    1984 - 1991
  • João Paulo Martins | arquitecto

    1988 - 2007
  • José Sérgio Spencer | arquitecto

    1988-1990 - 2000-2007
  • Jorge Spencer | arquitecto

    1988 - 2001
  • Richard Schligensiepen | designer

    1989 - 1990
  • Carmen Daehnhardt | arquitecta

    1989 - 2003
  • Luís Borges | desenhador

    1989 - 1992
  • António Matos Veloso | arquitecto

    1989 - 1992
  • Cristina Baptista | secretária

    1989 - 1992
  • Teresa Monteiro da Costa | arquitecta

    1989-1991 - 2003-2007
  • Ana Monteiro da Costa | arquitecta

    1990 - 2007
  • Pedro Lagartinho | arquitecto

    1996 - 1998
  • Francisco Agostinho | arquitecto

    1999 - 2001
  • Mafalda Luz | arquitecta-designer

    1999 - 2001
  • Rosa Moreira | arquitecta-designer

    1999 - 2002
  • António Santos Gomes | arquitecto

    2000 - 2003
  • Ana Rita Reis Costa | arquitecta-designer

    2001 - 2007
  • Maria José Cruz | arquitecta

    2002 - 2003
  • Ana Mafalda Lacerda | arquitecta

    2004 - 2007
  • Maria Vladimira Carvalho | arquitecta

    2005 - 2007
  • Andreia Lima | arquitecta

    2006 - 2007
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