Filipe Alarcão

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Filipe Alarcão
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Born Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation Product Designer

Filipe Alarcão (born 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal) is one of today's most recognizable names in Portuguese product design. His designs range from the renowned china, porcelain and casual dishes manufactured by Vista Alegre to the contemporary furniture design of Temahome. He obtained a degree in equipment design from the Lisbon school of fine arts [1] and a master's degree in industrial design from the Domus Academy, Postgraduate School of Design in Milan, Italy. From 1995 to 1997, Filipe worked with Michele de Lucchi[2], in Milan, as a consultant for Olivetti[3] Personal Computers, developing projects for personal computers. Currently he lives and works in Lisbon, with his own atelier where he develops industrial design projects in furniture, urban equipment and products, lighting, ceramics and glass in collaboration with several Portuguese and foreign companies among them Vista Alegre Atlantis, Asplund, Temahome[4], Schréder [5], Senda [6], Cerâmicas São Bernardo [7], Larus [8] and Moda Lisboa [9].

In interior design, he has created spaces such as the Moda Lisboa design shop, Galeria Atlantis, Design aus Portugal exhibit in Frankfurt and the Delidelux shop. His works are shown at the Design museum at the Belem cultural center in Lisbon.


  • 1994 National Design Award of the Portuguese Center for Design
  • 2002 Polis competition for global signage systems for urban places in Portugal
  • 2002 First place - Architecture competition Museum of Contemporary Art of Elvas