Viarco | Fábrica Portuguesa de Lápis
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  • This tool produces unpredictable movements and results, from a conventional pencil join with a flexible prosthesis. This flexibility and, at the same time, elasticity do, from the act of drawing, a challenging exercise in the pursuit of tool domination.

  • It´s like a joint between two pencils, which begins to draw in parallel through a spring system that moves away the pencils and brings them closer. And, at the same time that we draw, we become choreographers.

  • In this ingenious tool the movement is generated from one centre, producing two types of spots at the same time. A stronger spot that marks the central axis, and a second lighter spot that goes around the circumference at this same centre.


Viarco will be present at the 20th International Biennial Art of Cerveira with a space dedicated to the Atelier Viarco, where we invite the artist Xana Sousa to show here a selection of works associated with the Viarco universe. It opens this Friday and will......

On April 28th, at 9:30 p.m., the exhibition “Under the Skin, the Drawing” by the artist Agostinho Santos, will be inaugurated at Viarco. This artwork will be exposed until June 9th....

One more year, one more poem. “Poesia à Mesa” provided, once again, good moments of artistic recreation through the recitation of poems in Viarco. The day aroused the feeling of pride in the most artistic personalities of the co-workers. An initiative organized by the Municipal......


We manufactured pencils since 1907


Innovative set of products, from graphite watercolour to blocks of pigment in earth colours.


Differentiated products of added value, some results of collaborations with designers.


The whole scholar and office range. Writing, drawing and coloured pencils.


We produce the pencil as the client wishes, from the color of pantone, to the type of printing, and packaging.


Pencils for industrial use, from the carpenter to the hard lead pencil, hard copying pencils and hard pastel.


The pencils that bring us childhood memories. Original packaging and reeditions.


Comic fully produced in Viarco, which will tell the adventures of a boy who finds a pencil with very special powers.


Personalized pencils with your name or logo. Ideal solution for small quantities.



As a result of the partnership with the designer Miguel Neiva, Viarco already offers a product line with the inclusion of the ColorADD code.

ColorADD is a project developed with the aim of enabling color blind people to correctly identify colors and to limit the constraints and exclusions made by the inability to distinguish them.

ColorADD is an extremely intuitive symbolic language, where the entire color/code palette is built from the primary colors and their conjugation.

For Viarco it is a great honor to participate in this 100% national project, which has a direct influence on improving the quality of life for many people.


TURN IT results from a projectual experience that aims to rethink the wooden pencil as an object and sign by promoting a creative reflection on its significance, form, function and its connection to contemporary design.

Multifunctional object, tactile, rigorous, poetic, valuable, communicative, informative, among other characteristics showing to be a privileged vehicle for each designer to communicate his particular way of thinking and developing a project.

Design by Miguel Flores Soeiro, collaboration with ESAD.CR and Viarco.

Do you have an idea?! Want to develop something that involves the pencil?!