Mercado 2017 Highlights the Best in Home from Portugal

Makers of textiles, tabletop, ceramics and rugs to showcase their products
August 21, 2017HFN Staff

Color Dynamic is a thermosensitive bed and bath linen that changes color with touch.Color Dynamic is a thermosensitive bed and bath linen that changes color with touch.
NEW YORK— More than 30 home décor, furniture, architectural and gourmet resources from Portugal will be showcased at the Lofts at Prince Sept. 6 and 7. Mercado 2017 is highlighting companies leading the “Portuguese Renaissance” in home furnishings, according to the event organizers.

Companies featured in the showroom will include More Textile Group, Amorin (makers of cork forest products), Revigres (ceramic tiles), Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá (the only handknotted rug producer in Europe, it said), and ceramic tableware by Porcel, Moveis Viriatov, Menina Design and Adalberto Estampados.

MoreTextile Group will showcase two innovations—Eco Heather and Dynamic Color. Eco Heather is produced from the refuse of the group’s spinning mill waste. By reusing the waste, Eco Heather obtains a blend of several fibers. An efficient industrial process transforms the blend into a new usable yarn that is durable as well as smooth in texture and appearance after washing. Meanwhile Color Dynamic is a thermosensitive bed and bath linen that changes color with touch.

With more than 15 quarters of straight growth through the second quarter of 2017, Portugal is undergoing an economic resurgence and renaissance. This movement is being fueled by innovation in Portugal’s traditional sectors of textile, ceramics and building materials. This growth is supported by record foreign direct investment from European partners and the United States, which sees Portugal as a growing logistics and innovation hub, said Julie Peterson of Marq Energie, a U.S. consultancy working with the Portuguese showroom resources.

Amorin makes cork forest products with “sound shield,” a hardwood innovation.Amorin makes cork forest products with “sound shield,” a hardwood innovation.
The New York showroom is a program of Next Challenge USA, an initiative of the Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP), the primary business association in Portugal working to promote Portuguese competitiveness through the establishment of enterprises, business associations and joint ventures.

The Lofts at Prince showroom is located at 177 Prince Street on the sixth floor. The showroom will open at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6, followed by a cocktail reception on the rooftop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a cooking demonstration by Hélio Loureiro, acclaimed chef from Porto, Portugal. The showroom will be open again Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To RSVP to the cocktail reception and/or to book an appointment at the showroom, contact events@marqenergie.com.

 

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