Casa da Empreita
Traditionally, Loulé is a land of palm weavers. The “Palm Weaving Shop” remakes what were the palm weaving shops centuries ago all over Algarve and mainly in Loulé.
A group of artisans work and sell what they produce, weaving pal (leaf from the short palm tree), sewing and connecting its branches, making different pieces: bags, carrycot, doormats, and more traditional or innovative pieces.
The group of artisans from the “Palm Weaving Shop” is:
Centro Social e Comunitário de Vale Silves
Adress: Rua Vice-Almirante Cândido Guerreiro, n.º 20, 8100-641 Loulé
Schedule: Segunda a sexta-feira: 10h00 – 17h00 / Sábado: 9h30 – 14h00 Contacto: +351 289 400 618
GPS: 37°08'20.8"N 8°01'23.9"W / 37.139102, -8.023309
loulé design lab
Loulé Design Lab is a Câmara Municipal de Loulé’s project, located at Convento do Espírito Santo, in Loulé. This project has as a goal Support activelly ideas and projects in the design área, applied/conected with the local culture, with the sinergy of a large network partners.
Loulé Design Lab is a creation, research and experimentation laboratory that offer conditions for the formation and establishment of a creative community.
The axis of action is the design, with a strong connection with the local culture and global network with other institutions and reference projects.
The main function of the LAB is the hosting of creative professionals within a co-working environment that includes a workshop and exhibition spaces. The LAB also promotes research projects linked to local production, supports product creation and development, curates a network of partner ateliers and produces regular programming with artistic residencies, workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
We provide organization and support for creative projects linked to artisanal production. Ideal resident projects foment new opportunities for local artisans, advance the state of traditional craft, promote the quality of the local artisanal production and/or introduce new actors and concepts into the endemic production traditions.
The Loule Design Lab supports residents in the development and promotion of new creative experiences targeting tourists, schools or the general public.
We also organize workshops in conjunction with other entities both private and public to teach new techniques related to design and making.
We host a series of discussions designed to provide moments of debate and reflection around contemporary design concepts including design thinking, social design, collaborative design, intangible patrimony and local consumption. These events also include the presentation of successful design projects and new innovative strategies of design and production.
We strengthen the creative community within Loule by offering diverse opportunities for face-to-face communication.
We organize public exhibitions of the work developed within the LAB, showing what we do best and other things of interest from the world of design.