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ADÉRITO SOARES

DESIGNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

DRAMA
STUDIO

MY ABSTRACT DESIGNS BRING UNCONVENTIONAL SHAPES TO LIFE, RESULTING IN RADICAL CONCEPTS. I REVERSE THE CONVENTIONAL DESIGN PROCESS, IN THE SEARCH FOR UTOPIA.

ADÉRITO SOARES, PORTUGUESE DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DRAMA STUDIO, BASES HIS APPROACH AND CREATIVE THINKING ON RADICAL AND ABSTRACT CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES. HIS UNUSUAL INTERPRETATION OF DESIGN GIVES PRIMACY TO ITS MEANING, PRAISING THE VISUAL EXPRESSION OF THE FORM AND RELEGATING THE FUNCTION TO A SECONDARY ROLE.

"DESIGN CAME INTO MY LIFE DURING COLLEGE. MY ICONS WERE AT THE TIME INSOLENT DESIGNERS INVENTING THEIR OWN WORLD, SUCH AS PHILIPPE STARCK WEARING AN ARMOUR, AND MARCEL WENDERS WITH HIS CLOWN NOSE. DRAMA IS A PLATFORM FOR MY OWN UNIVERSE AND FOR OTHERS TO SHARE THEIR VOICES. MY AMBITION IS TO REINVENT THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND AND LIVE IN OUR TECHNOLOGICAL, POST DIGITAL WORLD". 

THE UTOPIA COLLECTION WAS PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC AT DESIGN SHANGHAI 2018 IN THE COLLECTIBLE HALL. SOARES WAS INVITED AS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE DESIGN SHANGHAI FORUM, UNDER THE THEME 'DESIGN, FORM, FUNCTION AND THE LIMITED EDITIONS'.

 

HIS WORK HAS GAINED RECOGNITION BY OBTAINING SEVERAL DESIGN AWARDS, SUCH AS THE EUROPEAN PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD WITH THE WHITE EGO SIDEBOARD AND WITH THE UTOPIA 02 COFFEE TABLE. ALSO WON THE DESIGN SHANGHAI PICKS AWARD WITH THE UTOPIA 04 CONSOLE.

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