christophe de sousa

Franco-Portuguese Designer, Christophe de Sousa was born in France in 1979. While still very young, he came to live in Portugal, the country of the origin of his parents.
This mixture of experiences allowed him a broad overview and understanding of the different cultures. Traveling, as well as living with people of different backgrounds,  
served as a foundation for his inspiration. He showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an early age.
The degree in Industrial Design at the Lusíada University of Porto became the formal basis of his creative adventure. The collaboration with several companies from a variety of sectors, 
and the international awards with which his work was distinguished, gave support to his “know how” to grow and develop, reflecting the evolution of his unique "trait".

Passionate by the process of creation and production while obstinate by the form versus the function, he is a natural observer finding in details the greatest allies in the pursuit of perfection!

Since early 2017, Christophe de Sousa Studio is based in Porto, Portugal. He works with renowned companies such as Delta Cafés, Siemens, Wewood, Merzedes-Benz Headquarter Office and international institutions (Universidad Católica de Chile and BID16 - Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño). 

His work is appreciated on the European continent (European Parliament Product Design Award 2017 - Bruxelles, Belgium), as well as overseas (Good Design Product Award 2017 Chicago, USA).

 
 

CLIENTS

ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN | DELTA CAFÉS | GAYA&MISHA | GRANATURE | GUAL FURNITURE DESIGN | HERDMAR | ICEL PORTUGUAL | JNF | JORDÃO COOLING SYSTEMS | LUSOSOFÁ | OPR HOUSE | PRUMO ENGENHARIA | RAIA&STINGRAY | RCM - HEADQUARTE OFFICE | PREMIUM SOFA HOUSE | SIMENS | SOTUBO | SPAL WEWOOD - PORTUGUESE JOINERY


 
 

AWARDS

2018 | GOLD MEDAL Feria del Mueble de Zaragozan Concurso de Diseño del Mueble

Categoría "Mobiliario Innovador" Project - KANIV desk

2018 | WINNER 2017 GOOD DESIGN ™ Awards

Project - KANIV desk

2017 | BRONZE AWARD EUROPEAN PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

Project - SLIM chair

2016 | BRONZE AWARD A´DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION

Project - office desk VERTK

2016 | 2nd PRIZE NARIZ DO CAVALO by DELAT CAFÉ

Project- coffee machine TANGRAM  

2015 | HONORABLE MENTION DRESS ME UP! by JORDAO COOLING SYSTEMS

Project - BRISE

2013 | WINER HOME SWEET HOME by SIEMENS

Project - KBOX for SIEMENS

2013 | 1st PRIZE HOME SWEET HOME by SIEMENS

Project -  TOKYO line for INTERDESIGN

2013 | 2nd PRIZE HOME SWEET HOME by SIEMENS

Project - XTREME line for ICEL

2012| FINALISTE HOME SWEET HOME

Project - CURVE for HERDMAR

2012| FINALISTE THE ART ON CHAIRS INTERNATIONAL  COMPETITION

7º place in the Top 10 FINALISTE

2004| 1st PRIZE CREATING A HANDLE LINE by JNF

Project - PAPER FORM

2002 | HONORABLE MENTION YOUNG DESIGNERS CONTEST by ICEP PORTUGAL

Project - PORTA

2001 | HONORABLE MENTION ART and JUBILEE by DIOCESE of CULTURE DE VILA REAL

Project - PIAA

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 | BRERA DESIGN WEEK

ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN - THE BEST OF PORTUGAL

2018 | STOCKHOLM FURNITURE & LIGHT FAIR

ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN - THE BEST OF PORTUGAL

2017 | AD CHALLENGE17 – DESIGN & THE INDUSTRY

ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN - THE BEST OF PORTUGAL

2016 | BID16

5ª BI IBEROAMERICANA DE DESENÕ - EDICIÓN 2016