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November 2007. After Paris, Rotterdam and London, Fabrica, the Benetton communication research center, inaugurates at the Pedras & Pessegos vintage furniture shop in the heart of Porto a new Fabrica Features temporary store which will stay open until February 15th, 2008.
The occasion is the presentation of "You are here no Porto", a new collection of stationary, bags and other design products, especially designed for the Porto store, exploring the boundaries between material and design. All made in Italy, they are symbols of an active and practical way of living, conceived for a moving generation.
The guest artist will be Cristina Dias, a Portuguese illustrator currently living in Porto, who in 2006 joined the Fabrica creative community by managing, together with Marta Silva, the Fabrica Features store in Lisbon. Cristina studied at the Lisbon Fine Art School and she is one of the founders of Cãoceito, a project where special DIY packages for limited
CD-R music editions are designed and produced. "Ah Oh – local objects for glocal people" is her most recent project.
Fabrica Features is the name of a series of collections of useful and practical objects designed for an open-minded audience and infused with a young and creative perception. Fabrica Features is always changing and evolving, just as the artistic community at Fabrica, whilst maintaining quality and vision. Fabrica Features is also a network of commercial and cultural spaces which are currently opened in Bologna, Montecatini, Lisbon and Hong Kong, with temporary stores in Paris, Rotterdam, London and now Porto. Fabrica Features is a multiethnic, multimedia and multipurpose space where concerts, video shows, live performances, conferences, one-person shows and workshops become key opportunities for gathering together.
Fabrica is Benetton's research center on communication. Founded in 1994, Fabrica has chosen to invest in the hidden creativity of young artists/researchers from all over the world. Following a rigorous selection process, these young people are invited to develop concrete communication projects in fields ranging from cinema to graphic design, industrial design to music, creative writing to new media and photography.
"You are here no Porto"
November 8th, 2007 - February 15, 2008
Opening: November 8th at 7:30 p.m.
c/o Pedras & Pessegos
Praça Coronel Pacheco, 34
Porto 4050 - Portugal
Sam Baron (France)
Rita Botelho (Portugal)
Valentina Carretta (Italy)
Nicolas Cheng (Hong Kong)
Michael Ciancio (USA)
Becka Citron (USA)
Carine Damon (France)
Benetton showroom in Milano
Oct 16, 2006
YOU ARE HERE Fabrica Features Shop in Rotterdam
Jun 10, 2007Gold Bibelots at Designer's Day in Paris
Jun 15, 2007“COLORS #72: WITHOUT COLORS” PRESENTATION IN ROME AND MADRID
Dec 5, 2007'Icing Or Cake, Wear Your Couch' installation during the ICFF.
May 17, 2006London temporary shop is open
Jul 18, 2007Bibelots
Feb 15, 2006New products for Fabrica Features Collection
Jun 28, 2007Fabrica Kits
Feb 8, 2006HOME ENTERTAINMENT
An interactive mixed media installation by Fabrica artists exhibited in the windows of colette.
Jun 9, 2006YOU ARE HERE
Apr 18, 2007FABRICA FEATURES PARIS a temporary store by Fabrica
Sep 15, 2006Fabrica Features APE corner
Jan 9, 2008FABRICA FEATURES - New Collection
Jan 10, 2007