/ “YOU ARE HERE" A New Temporary Store Opens in Porto
“YOU ARE HERE" A New Temporary Store Opens in Porto
31 November, 2007

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Contributors: Sam Baron (France), Rita Botelho (Portugal), Valentina Carretta (Italy), Nicolas Cheng (Hong Kong), Michael Ciancio (USA), Becka Citron (USA), Carine Damon (France)

After Paris, Rotterdam and London, Fabrica 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.

Initiated by Sam Baron, Head of Fabrica Design, and conceived by a team of young international Fabrica designers, Nicolas Cheng (Hong Kong) and Michael Ciancio (USA), a new collection of stationary, bags and other design products, especially designed for the Porto store, exploring the boundaries between functional and nonfunctional, life and death, beautiful and ugly.

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 global 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.

“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

Fabrica designers:
Sam Baron (France)
Rita Botelho (Portugal)
Valentina Carretta (Italy)
Nicolas Cheng (Hong Kong)
Michael Ciancio (USA)
Becka Citron (USA)
Carine Damon (France)