Wednesday, 15 February 2012

MUDE

In December 18, 2002, Francisco Capelo’s Collection was acquired by the Lisbon’s City Hall with the obligation of establishing a new museum dedicated to design, preserving this heritage of excellence. The acquisition of this important collection was possible thanks to the special treatment and the will that the collector has always shown that the collection remain in this city. In pombaline historical centre, Lisbon City Hall found a home for MUDE – Museu de Design e da Moda. Colecção Francisco Capelo. MUDE may well show its rich collection of over 2,500 objects and did so without waiting for the definitive works of adaptation.

There is more to the MUDE then just product designs and fashion. It considers the concept of design in its various expressions in the 20th century, considering its progress within a historical context, and keeps pace with the contemporary world, showing design’s new trends and directions in the 21st century.

 It aims to be a venue for debate on experimental creation and industrial production, discussion on the relationship between design, art and handicrafts, and reflection on today’s urban, socio-economic, environmental and technological challenges.

A few of its goals are, to promote awareness of social responsibility in design and the importance of a project culture in contemporary society through diversified spaces and times for discussion, research, education and experimentation and to promote Lisbon as a major cultural capital for its sustainable development and to revitalize its historic centre.

Located in Rua Agusta, MUDE has the perfect location in the heart of Lisbon and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6am.

MUDE now features a permanent exhibition “UNIQUE AND MULTIPLE 2 Centuries of Design”.

When visiting Lisbon if you are a design lover this is one Museum not to be missed. Find out more about MUDE here.

Source : www.mude.pt

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