Atelier Daciano da Costa

Mission

To pay homage to Daciano da Costa keeping alive his memory and his work. The mission of the company is to communicate, preserve and internationalize his life. We believe that his work teaches a way of looking at the world and a philosophy of design that are worth sharing.

“Shape is always a social construction, interactive, emotional, and is strategically beyond the common places. The objects are the vestiges of the ways of life in each era and each society. That is why the good objects are always familiar and unexpected”.

Daciano da Costa, 1998. Design e Mal-Estar.

"When you produce a form, regardless of performing a function, it is intended for enjoyment. And exactly there, in its dimension, which is subject to aesthetic evaluations. However I consider design an aesthetic of ethics.”

Daciano da Costa, 1998. Design e Mal-Estar.

"The resolution of the problems of the human environment always implies a moral component. This is what distinguishes design from other artistic activities. Moreover, the production of objects comes from a long tradition of craftsmanship and comes close to architecture itself.”

Daciano da Costa, 1998. Design e Mal-Estar.

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