Created, developed and produced by the Municipal Council of S. João da Madeira and council worker. This urban furniture is already a brand image of the city and an established reference of the municipal Industrial Tourism program.
Between January 21st and 26th, the S. João da Madeira Industrial Tourism project celebrated its 7th anniversary with free tours to the many entities that make part of the city’s Industrial Patrimony.
On the 7th year we changed our stand location, we have increased our stand space, maintaining the same communication that we have been presenting.
Risko received an international Design Award. The recognition was given by the German Design Awards, including an honorable mention in the category of Excellent Product Design – Office Furniture.
This visual artist lives and works between Cascais and Aveiro. PhD scholarship by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), Design area, at the Lisbon University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
Viarco went to Avenida Café-Concerto, Aveiro, to explain why we need to take good care of Illustrators.
Opening of the “Multiplied Drawing” exhibition, authorship by Aglaíze Damasceno, Clara Sampaio, Rita Gaspar Vieira, Vanda Madureira and Marcelo Forte, on March 23th, 5p.m, at Viarco.
On Poetry Day we received Graça Fonseca, Minister of Culture, and Jorge Sequeira, President of the city’s Municipal Council, stimulated by the celebration of an art that “…should essentially be celebrated outside the books”, quoting the minister. We stopped the production and recited poems presented by our co-workers, by Paulo Condessa and by the Minister of Culture, in an annual session of artistic recreation that is already usual at our factory.
José Vieira demonstrating Viarco and ArtGraf products at our Danish distributor.
We were invited to create a Viarco space at the 3th Arte Gaia International Bienal, where the visitors got to know the pencil production process at Quinta da Fiação de Lever, Gaia.
Viarco as a Case of Success, held by Serralves.
The Spanish artist Irene González, the big winner of the Viarco Portugal Award at the Lisbon Drawing Room 2018, did an Artistic Residency at Viarco atelier.
The Onda Amarela – Yellow Wave project was at the Hat Weekend Festival from S. João da Madeira. Listening to the steam whistle always brings a nostalgic feeling.
Carolina Dubert won the Aveiro Young Creator (Jovem Criador de Aveiro) in the Painting category, resulting in an artistic residency at Viarco with Ricardo Pistola as instructor.
Jo Lane, Janine Hall, Caroline Holt Wilson, Ellis Scheer, Emma Hollaway and Sarah Duyshart came from Australia, UK and Netherlands to Viarco to prepare their final works for their Masters Degrees in Fine Arts at the UAL - University of the Arts London.
For the 3th year, we participated in the Maison et Objet, Paris.
We invited Tormenta Filmes to produce a promotional video for Risko.
The Architects Center of Aveiro (NAAV - Núcleo de Arquitetos de Aveiro) held a drawing workshop at Viarco.
The connections between Design and Industry in exhibition at the Bienal Design Porto. Viarco products on display.
We were at the YETI, illustration festival, for an informal talk about the professionalization of illustrators/artists.
For the 2nd time we attended this Art fair, inserted in the editorial space, we displayed our Viarco and ArtGraf products, as well as Risko.
Viarco and Drawing Room’s New Drawing Talent Award was given to Matias Ercole (Argentina).
12th International Illustration Meeting in S. João da Madeira, tour at Viarco.
We went to Olmar, Porto, to mentor an ArtGraf workshop.
By Concreta’s (Exponor) invitation, the visitors got to remember the Viarco brand from the professional pencils to the historic ones.
The “Gargalhão” came to Viarco for 15 minutes of humor.
We attended to this fantastic art material store to display and explain Viarco and ArtGraf products.
Starting from this year, Viarco is licensed to use FSC and PEFC certified wood.
Following the invitation from our Indian distributor, the ArtGraf brand attended the 1st watercolor meeting in New Delhi.
Regarding the exhibition that emerged from the artistic residence “Thinking Graphite”, we had a talk session with artists at Trowbridge, UK.
Conclusion of the Innovation and Productivity Project. The Internationalization Project and the Digital Strategy Project are still running.
During the year we have received nearly 8500 visitors. A big thanks!