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Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá

Magazine Design | 29 Mar 2016

A HANDCRAFTED HISTORY

Amongst the yarns, colours and textures, the dreams of others are designed every day at Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá. This is what comprises the days here. Fernanda Barbosa, the beating heart of the company for 25 years, and her siblings Cristina, Joaquim and Nuno, run a business that has been in the family for generations. This is a story of family, passion, commitment, which has been dedicated to textiles for 70 years.Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá, more than a company producing handmade rugs, is the only rug making school in existence in Portugal and is a luxury tailoring project. When you enter the factory it soon becomes clear that everything is done according to the requirements of each customer. Every product is unique. The choice of yarn – wool, silk and linen –, the quality of raw materials, the production, the finishes, everything is done with the aim of meeting the customer’s wishes. No wonder then that Ferreira de Sá rugs and carpets can be found all over the world. Symbol of Silvalde, in Espinho, Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá has held an extraordinary position in the economy of the region by conquering markets across the country and beyond ever since it was founded by Joaquim Ferreira de Sá. Today, the company combines experience with the ongoing enhancement of the techniques it uses. Names such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, Vidago Palace Hotel, Kenzo, Jimmy Choo, Nokia, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz belong to the group of brands which own Ferreira de Sá pieces. (…)

 

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