We’re still a long way from knowing what it’s like to revist the past in a time machine but anyone stepping into A Vida Portuguesa will get the idea. Here, we can find products from the distant and not so dim past, ranging from toothpaste and flour to classic toys like spinning tops and marbles.
Now that the weather’s getting warm, why not give those computer and video games a rest and re-discover these traditional favourites? Skipping is another option. If you don’t know how, just ask someone who doesn’t know was a video game is.
A Vida Portuguesa
Rua Anchieta, 11, Chiado – Lisboa
From classic to modern furniture, from limited editions for the Portuguese market to internationalisation. This has been the story of Juva’s success. Currently focussed on furniture design, the company, which boasts over 40 years experience, has teamed up with world-famous designers, such as Debbie Palao, Milo Naval and Angus Hutcheson, becoming a fixture at the fairs of Madrid, Milan and Paris, while attracting clients from all over the world.
Lamps, sofas and coffee tables are some of their main products and this armchair from the Dragnet collection was designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, who chose a fabric reminiscent of fishing nets. Available in red and black. IGP
Rua Adelina Oliveira Cavada Dias, 94, Maia – Porto
€1800 – €2600
by Igor Garcia Pires