We are from Colönia

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Art + Design

Art Direction & Communication Design

  • Boavista

    Rua Oliveira Monteiro, 38 Porto


We are from Colönia was thought to minute detail as a new approach to design, art and creativity. Upon opening, the space was ‘open doors’, with the studio doubling up as a store and micro gallery, today, it is an invitation to introspection. Focusing on the studio and on creative development, the unique concept is now based in a flat, offering anyone who rings the bell the warmest welcome. Joana Machado’s team receives visitors with an open smile and time for a good chat.

It is the creative team’s vision come true, it explores creative directing, branding development, curatorship, photography and video. Colonia’s clients feel represented by the minimalistic, conceptual  language and the delicate sense of humour the work translates. Their very personal and authentic vision has raked in both national and international recognition, and they have peaked in moments such as taking part of the New York Art Directors Awards as jurors  and selecting COS’s first studio product for their feature THINGS.