Industrial designer Filipe Alarcão trained at the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts and Domus Academy in Milan, where he remained after completing his Master's degree, working with Michele De Lucchi (95-97). Active from his Lisbon-based studio, he develops his own projects in furniture, urban equipment, lighting, ceramics and glass for Vista Alegre/Atlantis, Asplund, TemaHome, Schréder, Larus and Loja da Atalaia, among others. Filipe has also undertaken the artistic direction of product lines for some of these companies, owning to his strategic approach to design that balances quality and a focus on functionality with a scrupulous regard for end users, their needs and expectations. The recipient of the 1994 National Design Award, promoted by the Portuguese Design Center, he has also co-designed the new Elvas Contemporary Art Museum. Some of his projects are included in the permanent collection of MUDE – Lisbon's Museum of Design and Fashion.