monday to friday 09:00—12:30 / 14:00—17:30 saturday/ sunday/ holliday 15:00 — 18:00
22 939 24 70
Paços do Concelho Building Alfredo Cunha Street 4450-009 Matosinhos

Casa do Design opened its doors on June 30, 2016 with the exhibition BURILADA | artefacts for survival. Since then, Casa do Design has been establishing itself as a pivotal space for exhibiting, disseminating and producing critical knowledge on design, with a particular focus on Portuguese design.

Alongside a regular programme, with exhibitions that stimulate reflection and debate on contemporary design culture, and also research, collect and preserve historical knowledge linked to the evolution of the different design fields, Casa do Design’s permanent collection and archives serve the purpose of disseminating knowledge on design.

The project results from a partnership between the Matosinhos City Hall and esad–idea, Research in Design and Art (the research centre of ESAD – College of Arts and Design). It seeks to assert itself by opening up to different areas, themes and audiences, but also by being receptive to new proposals and future partnerships, thus strengthening the dimension of a space that aims to be of both national and international scope and relevance.

Matosinhos City Council

Luísa Salgueiro
Vice-president and Culture Councillor
Fernando Rocha
Project Management
Clarisse Castro, Maria José Rodrigues, Maria José Mesquita

Casa do Design 

General Coordinators
Bárbara Araújo, Diogo Vilar
Curatorship, Design, Editorial Coordination, Production, Web, Communication
esad—idea, Research in Design and Art


Project Management
Sara Pinheiro
Concept and Web Design
Rafael Gonçalves
Content Management and Editing
Mafalda Martins
Editing and Translation
Andreia Faria