Born in 1986. Miguel is a Lisbon based independent designer who launched his own design activity in 2008. By focusing on simplicity, Miguel challenges conventional design. Traditional materials are the starting point of each creative process, however Miguel gives an informal, contemporary yet timeless edge to the final product. His approach of outstanding flexibility, versatility and his capacity to adapt to the final consumer’s needs permits endless solutions on different scales, ranging from small individual pieces to large interior spaces. Miguel’s value and recognition are attested not only by his numerous collaborations with small artisans and well-known manufacturers, but also through the acclamation of his work in worldwide design publications. Endless invitations to participate in some of the most prestigious design events of the world, such as in Shanghai, São Paulo, Milan, Stockholm and Frankfurt, among others, are a confirmation of his unique craft. His creations have been distinguished with several awards such as the German Design Award nomination and the prestigious iF Design Award 2015. Miguel also passes on his passion and expertise by lecturing and coordinating the Product Design course at Lisbon School of Design.