We are Ana Anahory and Felipa Almeida and together we opened in 2011 an architecture, interior and furniture design studio based in Lisbon. We like to initiate our projects with a multidisciplinary research to then think and draw projects with every detail possible. We enjoy inviting artists, designers and artisans to collaborate with us. We work essentially with wood, brass, marble and ceramics. We want to create cosy atmospheres, genuine, cheerful and personalized. We are inspired by tradition but do our best to stay in the present and make the most of what our culture has to offer.
We have been focusing on the interior design of restaurants, collaborating with Chef José Avillez in the conception and interior design of his projects. We are currently working on the interiors of the Hotel de S. Lourenço Barrocal in Monsaraz and on the restaurant and art centre of Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira.
Felipa Almeida lives and works in Lisbon where she was born in 1979. She Graduated in History of Art at University College of London (UCL) in 2002. In 2008/2009 she attended the post graduation in Curatorial Studies of FBAUL/Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. She wrote articles about Contemporary Art for the magazines Sur La Terre, Helvetissimo and L+Arte between 2003 and 2007. From 2002 to 2004 she worked at the Cosmic Gallery in Paris. She moved to Lisbon in 2006 and in 2007 co-founded the cultural association PuppenHaus with Christina Bravo and Joana Astolfi. Since 2010 she integrates a collective of curators with Alda Galsterer, Moritz Elbert and Veronica de Mello and created the website www.projectomap.net drawing a map of artists working in Portugal.
Ana Anahory lives and works in Lisbon, where she was born in 1982. An Architecture graduate from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, in 2005 she completed her senior year at the Facoltá di Valle Giulia, in Rome. She first started working at Atelier Anahory Projectos de Arquitectura e Design, having collaborated in several projects, such as BES Arte e Finança, in Lisbon, and The Oitavos Hotel, in Cascais. At about the same time, she stared to develop her own projects, namely the renovation of a house in Carcavelos, a restaurant in Estoril, and an interior design project in Cascais. In 2010, she completed the renovation of the restaurants Moma and Esperança Sé, both in Lisbon.