Community

We are locally based but we function as a collaborative international network. Some people design, some help us tell our story and some are on the team. VICARA reflects a work process that creates mutual benefits for everyone involved.

Rio de Janeiro based designer Brunno Jahara is an energetic champion of a fresh new Brazilian design scene.

Product: Conterrâneos

Francisca holds an BA in Product Design in Glass and Ceramics and an MA in Product Design, both from ESAD.CR.

Project Manager

João Xará graduated in Spatial Design and has a MA in Product Design, both from ESAD.CR.

Designer
Products: To Come!

Paulo Sellmayer is fascinated by the interplay of man and nature and the cultural implications of objects. He is a co-founder of Vicara and acts as a link between all partners, designers and stakeholders.

Co-founder and Designer
Products: Cristo PurificadorJarrra and Stacked

Eneida holds an MA in Product Design and focuses in her work on craftsmanship and artisanal techniques.

Sales Manager
Products: Caruma, Madeira x Metal, MDF x Metal

Estúdio Mulato is the design studio of Eneida Lombe Tavares and Jorge Carreira. Based in Caldas da Rainha, their projects often cross several processes and materials.

Products: MDF X Metal , Madeira X Metal

Fábio is a product designer and also a co-founder of VICARA. His work is based on simple materials and minimal forms.

Products: Cartonado

A graduate in Product Design from ESAD.CR, Jorge is strongly focused on the manufacturing/production process.

Products: Cimento, Madeira x Metal, MDF x Metal

Halfstudio is Lettering and Sign Painting studio established by Mariana Branco and Emanuel Barreira.

Products: Pitéu collection

Hugo Graça is a Ceramic Designer based in Caldas da Rainha who emphasizes on organic processes and natural elements.

Product: Lastra

Luis is a multidisciplinary designer who searches for new meanings for his products.

Products: Veneer, Bajouca and Base.

Monica Santos is a Porto-based design studio, founded by Monica Braga dos Santos. Time & happiness are key there, and each object is seen as a moment in life, one to be experienced.

Products: Pausa collection

Margarida is a product designer who explores the possibilities of ceramics as a working media.

Products: Calçada B/W

Designer and potter, Mariana is also Malga Ceramic, a studio dedicated to the creation of tableware piece full of soul.

Products: Cachoupo collection

Mariana is a product designer who always strives to add an aspect of playfulness to her work.

Products: Hey-Bye

Founded by João Valente and Maria Pita Guerreiro, this studio’s work is based on the duo’s different perspectives and the finding of a balance for their projects.

Products: CMYK, Grayscale and Copy Paste

Senior developer & industrial designer at Hay and founder of rui-pereira.com. Rui’s research focus on finding new perspectives and experiences by proposing new product typologies that create an immediate connection with the user.

Product: Lateira

Samuel is an observer of and collector of things from the natural environment who incorporates these components into his projects.

Products: Cerne Carafe, Cerne Glasses, Cerne Vases and Pyrolysis

Sofia plays with geometry and is intrigued by material fragility, applying this aspect to inventive solutions.

Products: P1 and H3

Vítor focuses in his design work on ceramics, taking a very hands-on approach that explores the manufacturing process to the full.

Products: Layers, Poliedro and Poliedro Candle