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German Design Award Nominee – 2019

The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design.

As a result, the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. The exclusive network of foundation members includes in addition to designers and design associations, in particular the owners and brand directors of numerous renowned companies.

Congonhas Lamp – Gold Winner

Gisela Bentes Simas is the new comer. Founder of OPD , Original Practical Design, Gisela has had a tremendous 2017 with pieces shown at Milan Design Week, Venice Design Biennale, Paris Auction at Piasa and London Design Festival. “I’ve always been fascinated by wood. When you cut the tree, the wood is alive. And it never loses its beauty or usefulness. It never loses its roots, its history.

Rio+Design Milão 2018

De 17 a 22 de abril, das 10 às 20h
Spazio Edit


Mercredi 13 Décembre 2017

the design museum market

Friday 1 December 12.00 – 20.00
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 10.00 – 18.00

Free Entry

OPD at Semana Design Rio  2017

A Semana Design Rio chegou à sua quinta edição mantendo o compromisso de aproximar o design e seus profissionais do público e reforçando a vocação da cidade como polo da indústria criativa.


Beautility | Brazilian Art+Design

Two designers and two artists from Brazil, together to enhance the fusion of the beautiful and the useful: that’s Beautility, a special exhibition taking place at the Brazilian Embassy during London Design Festival.

Jader Almeida, Gisela Bentes Simas, Luiz Áquila and Julia Miranda are on stage united by their desire to create works that propose a purpose for art that transcends beauty, and a significance for utilitarian objects that sustains lifetime of pleasure. Hence come attractive pieces that are useful as well as sustainable.

Each item raises curiosity and interest towards the role of design in our daily life and dreams. Each design represents a keen research to be ultimately accomplished by the creation of an item.

OPD at Venice Design 2017

VENICE DESIGN 2017 is the largest design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. During the Art Biennial, from May 13th to November 26th 2017, VENICE DESIGN intends to show a glimpse of the approaches of today’s international designers and is a testimony as well as an evidence of the current design scene. For its second consecutive year, the exhibition will be hosted by the European Cultural Centre in the historical location of Palazzo Michiel, facing the Grand Canal in the very heart of Venice

OPD at Milan Design Fair

We’re delighted to inform you that OPD has been invited to be part of Milano Design Fair, Italy’s biggest Design event. We’ll be presenting our coffee table DADA, inspired on scandinavian design. Hope to see you there.

The Design Museum Market

The Design Museum Market presents a beautiful selection of jewellery, ceramics, glassware, textiles, homewares, graphic design, digital and children’s products – everything from original stockingfillers to stand-out gifts. Launching for the first time this year the market offers visitors the opportunity to meet new designers, find out more about their work, and view, buy or commission items.

The Design Museum Market
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Friday 16 December – Sunday 18 December 2016, 10:00 – 18:00

London Design Fair

London Design Fair holds the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries all in one destination during the London Design Festival.

Located in the creative heart of East London, Tent & Super Brands London is a four- day industry event that brings together 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions and galleries.

As a key destination during the annual London Design Festival, over 25,000 influential visitors and participants – including retailer buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design savvy public – attend to see and specify the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.

London Design Fair
(including Tent London & Super Brands London)
Old Truman Brewery


O tato é um dos cinco sentidos clássicos propostos por Aristóteles. O contato com a matéria para o desenvolvimento dos produtos sempre foi uma parte importante do meu processo criativo. O amor pela madeira, a temperatura do material e sua textura me encantam.

TATO é também um manifesto aonde grito pela maior percepção, como seres humanos, de nossos próprios sentidos.  Meu objetivo, com esta exposição é trazer a oportunidade de reflexão sobre aquilo que somos, mas não percebemos.

Arquivo Contemporâneo | Ipanema| Rio de Janeiro


Expect an amazing fusion of design and practicality at #100design thanks to #EmergingBrand @original_and_practical_design

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OPD is 100% Design

100% Design is the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK and definitely worth a visit for design enthusiasts. We will be at stand EB363, at the emerging brands section.

London Olympia
23-26 of September