Besides selling hand-rolled pocket squares from the textile industry dead stock, Lobo Marinho is a product design studio with an unconventional approach to the development of functional pieces, mixing craftsmanship processes with digital fabrication processes whilst managing integrally the production chain. Giving preference to an end-user object assembly concept as a way to achieve practical and responsible solutions and committed to preserving socio-environmental heritage while also taking advantage of the broad possibilities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as additive manufacturing which can provide 3D-printed parts made of low-impact and novel materials.


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ABOUT


 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, 2015

André Marinho is a product designer based in Porto, Portugal. His creativepath started back in high school when he attended Soares dos Reis Arts Highschool of Porto and experienced his first steps in design and traditional crafting. He then graduated in Design at FAUL (Lisbon) and did an interchange program in UTEM (Santiago, Chile).

During his bachelor degree, André created his own project named Lobo Marinho which began with pocket squares handmade out of textile factories dead-stock.
This led him into afirst limited pocket square collaboration with the worldwide acclaimed British magazine Monocle, which was sold exclusively in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto and NYC. 

Followed by a second and third collaboration, he then designed from scratch and managed production of Monocle’s 10th Anniversary Magazine Rack released worldwide in 2017 and in 2019 the Monocle Porto Side Table was launched. Working on a freelance basis, André has been recently trying to mix craftsmanship processes with digital fabrication such as 3D printing. Furthermore, he has been developing his skills in generative computational design and aiming to learn novel multidisciplinary ways of building across scales with the aid of robotics and the application of newly emerging fields towards sustainable solutions in an urgent response to the most needed paradigm shift from a wasteful and environmentally harmful production and construction framework into a renewable, self-sufficient and resource-efficient one.





FILM









“Pachamama”, 3m 25s, 2015 
Shot in Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil