one year . meet the designers: Ana Coelho

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Who are you?

I’m an architect, always working on many satellite projects and ideas.

What is your relation with scar-id store?

scar-id store displays some of my designs that somehow feature the fashion and technology needs.

What is your favourite piece at scar-id store?

I really love the WEK necklaces!

What do you think about the Portuguese design scene?

Portugal has so many amazing handcrafters and a high skilled industry that should be continuously explored by national and international designers.

What is your favourite Place at city of Porto?

So many places, but if I have to choose only one… the riverfront, right where the river ends and the ocean starts. 

A few things that are inspiring you?

Portuguese traditional materials, colours and ancient techniques of making goods. Skilled, beautiful and sustainable at once.

Why do you live (work) where you live (work)?

I live in a quite area between Serralves Museum and the Porto city park. Currently, I work in Matosinhos, a smaller city right in the border of Porto, home of fisherman and of an amazing choice of good food, both in the market and on countless small restaurants. 

Is there any website you are daily addicted to?

I’m only addicted to pinterest, where I go daily for pure picture consumption. 

What do you think about the future?

From now on, people are aware of the real need to combine nature and technology, global knowledge with local action. Every step towards the future should lead us on sustainability and kindness direction. 

And your own future?

Hopefully, in ten years I will be doing the same as now: working in several scales with the same joy and love: from the design of a big factory to the design of a small object.

What is in your desktop at the moment?

I’m working on a full rehabilitation of a typical Porto house from the XIX century, on a big factory building, on a teenager bedroom, on a renovation of a family house. Different scales that infect each other with its character.

And about scar-id store?

scar-id is an unmatched project in Porto, displaying the boldest selection of young portuguese contemporary designers.