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As part of Daciano da Costa's conservation, valorization and communication project, the team continues the author's desire to preserve his estate by continuing to present his work to some national and international institutions and museums.

Design em São Bento – Traces of Portguese Culture

Running until June 30, 2021.

The exhibition "Design in São Bento, Traços da Cultura Portuguesa" has opened, 41 Portuguese artists are represented.

More than an exhibition, we celebrate the opening of the doors of the Prime Minister's Official Residence to a contemporary interior design composed of portuguese design pieces; they will be living witnesses of the visits and meetings provided by the Prime Minister.

Free entrance visit.

You can visit the Prime Minister's Official Residence every first Sunday of the month from 11am - 5pm. Guided visits 11am-1pm, by prior appointment until Thursday before the visit.

Limit: 40 people.

T. 218 171 526/ 218 171 897

designsaobento.visitas@gmail.com

From Atelier Daciano da Costa you will see:

In the entrance hall, the 3 seat Canapé "Reitoria". (2019), a reissue from the original piece designed by Daciano da Costa for the Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa (1960-1961).

In the Ambassadors Room, the Tapestry "Penta I", from the "Penta Collection" (2019), an edition never done before by Atelier Daciano da Costa, designed from the original studies by Daciano da Costa for the Hotel Penta floors signage (1971-1975).

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Plasticity - A History of Plastics in Portugal, Leiria Museum

Running until December 2020 every day from 9:30am to 5:30pm

The exhibition “Plasticity - A History of Plastics in Portugal”, at the Museum of Leiria, won the Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).

In this exhibition you can find some pieces that are part of the MUDE's collection, namely pieces by Daciano da Costa. With the exhibition using a roulement method (every 4 months) over the period of the exhibition, until December you will be able to see an original of the Quadratura Chair (1971-1972) designed for the Documentation Center of LNEC - National Civil Engineering Laboratory  and an original of the Penta Chair from the Penta office furniture collection (1994-1995).

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