J. Santos & H. Silva
Graduated in Design from the University of Aveiro, Joana Santos and Hugo Silva are the company’s resident Designers. Their areas of intervention include equipment, graphic and web interface design and they develop integrated Design solutions, involving strategic thinking, technology and identity. Their passion to develop new objects and brands led them to be co-founders of DAM. Joana has a special taste for graphic design and craftwork and her work process has always a practical approach. Hugo does not relieve the sketchbook and seeks inspiration in the everyday things to his drawings. Together, they develop narratives and explore emotions through colours, forms, technologies and materials. The result are products with singular details and an ecological approach.
We work with socially responsible manufacturers that operate according to the highest ethical standards. And we work closely with people with different experiences that contribute to a shared goal that everyone is proud to believe in - to valorize what is done locally. “Each piece results from local synergies between designers, artisans and industry. The challenge is to value what is done by hand, integrating new technologies and attitudes.”
Our production monitoring involves care and precision. We know that there is no machine that can truly replace the hand or the eye, so we ensure the commitment to quality materials, technology and craftmanship to produce beautiful and well made furniture. We push as well the boundaries of possibility, because we want to make pieces with strong personality that can withstand everyday use.