Eliana Tomaz

Quintela's Palace.

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Located in the charismatic Lisbon neighbourhood of Chiado and built between 1777 and 1788 the Palace is a striking example of the architectural style known as Pombaline, which dominated Lisbon's reconstruction following the earthquake of 1755.
Extensively refurbished and improved by generations of owners, the Palace was enriched with decorative plasterwork, oil paintings and frescos by Portuguese Neoclassical artists.
Awarded the status of classical heritage building of public interest in 1938, the Palace was the headquarters of IADE, one of Portugal's leading design and marketing schools, upon its establishment in 1969 and has since become the school's cultural headquarters.

For a year, the Palace's entrance and upper floor are hosting an amazing retrospective by experimentadesign about Portuguese graphic and product design, named Revolution 99-09. Next time I'll focus on the exhibition itself.

For now, we shall get indulged, dream and imagine what and how we could use this astonishing space for. Get inspired.

The detail that really catches my eye is the floor. Absorbs and balances perfectly the surrounding.

I'm totally inspired by this amazing balustrade.