Daciano da Costa (1930-2005) was with no doubt one of the most outstanding figures of portuguese design in the twentieth century second half. He worked in several design related areas and had an extensive professorship at university level.
He took the course of Decorative Painting at the School of Decorative Arts António Arroio (1943-48) and the Painting Course through the Superior School of Fine Arts of Lisbon (1950-1961). He began his career in Design under the guidance of Frederico George (1947-1959), having established his own studio in 1959.
Throughout his career he was awarded with important awards, such as, Grand Officer of the Order of Merit by the President of the Republic (1995) and he received the annual prize for Architecture of the Portuguese Section of the International Association of Art Critics and the National Society of Fine Arts Medal in 2001. In the following year was named Honorary Member of the Order of the Architects.
This collection is composed by two complex and beautiful rugs inspired on the Hotel Penta project built from 1971 to 1975, more specifically, in the interior signage, the panels of identification of the floors placed at the elevators lounge that acted as decorative complement.
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