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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The Porto Side Table 2019: Lobo Marinho x Monocle (sold only at The M Shop - click here)

Following Monocle's 10th Anniversary Magazine Rack, the studio has collaborated for the fifth time with M’s team to come up with a brand new limited piece of furniture: The Porto Side Table.

Matte varnished stainless steel tubes provide a bridge between the four oak-and-walnut legs, giving balance and stability to the main structure where magazines, blankets and slippers can be stored; a detachable tray functions as a platform for eating, placing books and lamps or even playing chess.

Sold in a XL pizza cardboard box, it is lightweight, easy to transport around the globe and once at the customer threshold, it’s quick to assemble using only an Allen key. Proper for any home or office space.

Crafted in Portugal and available only in M’s shop online and physical stores in 6 cities (London, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles & Toronto).

Monocle’s 10th Anniversary Magazine Rack 2017: Lobo Marinho x Monocle (sold out)
Part of Monocle's 10-year anniversary limited collection, the Magazine Rack has been designed by André Marinho and handcrafted in Porto by several workshops.

Polished brass tubes provide a bridge between the oak-and-walnut legs, giving balance and stability to the main structure; the army green canvas is linked to golden hooks by navy ropes, which have been individually finished.

Sold in a pizza cardboard box, it is lightweight, easy to transport around the globe and once at the customer threshold, it’s quick to assemble using only an Allen key.
Proper for any home or office space.

Monocle x Lobo Marinho 2017 Pocket Square Edition (sold out)

Lobo Marinho teamed up for the third year in a row with the world-renowned magazine Monocle to introduce a very new print which comes in 3 different colourways.

Made from Portuguese fabric and hand rolled in Porto, it's available in either blue navy, salmon or army green so that you can choose what bestfits your daily outfit.




Monocle x Lobo Marinho 2016 Pocket Square Edition (sold out)

Lobo Marinho teamed up for the second year in a row with the world-renowned magazine Monocle to introduce a limited-edition three-in-one pocket square.

Made from Portuguese fabric, it was available in either blue or salmon in order to brighten up any man's outfit and it's handmade in Porto.






Monocle x Lobo Marinho 2015 Pocket Square Edition (sold out)
Lobo Marinho teamed up for the first time with Monocle back in 2015 to introduce a limited-edition pocket square. 

100% Portuguese cotton and handmade in Porto.

Pocket Squares 3D Printed Displayer, 2018
In order to obtain an easily assembled displayer that could be transported in a small box, laser cut was first chosen as a digital fabrication method and plywood as material. The whole idea was to draw a group of components that could lock themselves, without the need of glue or screws, into a super light structure through a few steps of assembly. The first model was produced back in 2014 and 3 plywood panels were needed taking in consideration the size of the laser cut machine.  Then, in 2016 the overall shape was re-designed by optimizing the percentage of material recquired, being able to do a single displayer with just one plywood panel slightly bigger then the previous one. However in 2017, the optimization process took a step forward and a bunch of components were cut off and a few rectification dones, allowing the production of 4 displayers in a single panel.

Meanwhile, in 2018 a final version was 3D printed allowing the possibility of producing domestically one by one (PLA/Wood filament) instead of having to laser cut four displayers at each time. This way costs, stock and waste were reduced.

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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




PRESS


1.  Monocle The Top 25 Places to Live, Issue 125, July/August 2017
2. Monocle 10th Anniversary Magazine Special, Issue 101, March 2017
3. The Monocle Escapist, Special Edition, Issue 06, 2017
4. The Observer Magazine, April 2017
5. The Monocle Escapist, Special Edition, Issue 04, 2016
6. Monocle, Issue 96, September 2016
7. Monocle, Issue 95, July/August 2016
8. The Monocle Escapist, Special Edition, Issue 02, 2015
9. Monocle, Issue 85, July/August 2015



Spreads from Monocle issues


LECTURES
> Alumni Talks FAUL, Lisbon 12/2018
> INOVDesign Serralves Roadshow, 06/2019



CREDITS
Graphic Design, Art Direction and Web Design Francisco Pires, Motion Graphics Reinaldo Rodrigues

Thanks to Monocle:
Tyler Brûlé, Yoshitsugu Takagi, Pedro Beça, Simone Werger, Noah Deas, Kaoru Ishikawa and Edwin Lee









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