Nelson Queiroz Pinheiro

Design Studio

CREATING ICONIC AND UNIQUE EQUIPMENTS!

WHAT WE DO

DESIGN & BUILD

PLAYGROUND DESIGN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

PRODUCTS

POD – Modern tubular activity tower

WORM – Double slide activity tower

WATERDROP 1S – Versatile activity tower with ONE slide and net tunnel

CYCLOPS – Play with imagination

WATERDROP 2S – Versatile activity tower with two slides and net tunnel

OUTLINE TOWERS 3T-1S – Architectural playground

PORTFOLIO

The products presented are part of the author’s portfolio and their owners are identified. All products in this portfolio are not for sale.

Boxline 2003 – Ecopoint Climaverde
*Produto selecionado para catálogo Best Of – promovido pelo Centro Português de Design e pelo Ministério da Economia

Clyma 25 2002
Ecopoint Climaverde

CAT19 DD BOAT 2013
In collaboration with Paulo Bago d’Uva Nautiber

TRENDLINE 2009
Sign system in PEHD Meio Corte / Masitrave

CAT17 VM BOAT 2012
In collaboration with Paulo Bago d’Uva Nautiber

Quinta do Lago Signage 2010 

CAT15 VM Boat Cabin 2013
In collaboration with Paulo Bago d’Uva Nautiber

EVOLUTION 
Office furniture to Levira 1st Prize “Design em Português” contest (in collaboration with Carla Mendes and Alexandre Viana) 

QUIOSQUE AVEIRO 2008 
Modular Kiosk 

LIFE BEACH 2011 
Concept and preliminary project for the largest artificial beach in Europe Live it Well 

ABOUT

With more than 20 years of experience in Design, including Product / Industrial Design, Interior Design and Graphic Design. Graduated from IADE (Portugal – Lisbon) in Industrial Design (1996) and Graduate Studies in Product Design by EINA-Disseny i Art School (Spain – Barcelona). 

Internship sponsored by Seat – Seat Club Diseño – at the prestigious studio Liévore y Asociados, for the development of new concepts for the automotive industry.

1996
He began his professional career with the renowned Catalan designer Miguel Milá where he develops projects of Furniture and Urban Furniture for companies such as Santa Cole, BD, Sancal and Blaipuig.

1998
Designer at the Portuguese Design Center where he manages all Design projects. He also works part-time at Alma Design, participating in projects in automotive and transportation area.

2000
Founded the company Design It where leads and carries out several projects for companies such as Tabaqueira-Philip Morris International, Climaverde, Vitaminas & Ca., among others. The company won a design award and had products selected for the “Best Of” catalog of Portuguese Products.

2005
Design Director of the Enterprise Project Group where he develops projects of Urban Furniture and Public Space. He is also responsible for the redesign of the company’s corporate image.

2008
Starts his own company as independent designer and design consultant – NQP Design Studio. As highlights the wayfinding Quinta do Lago design and build project, the Life Beach concept for the largest artificial beach in Europe and boat design in collaboration with the designer Paulo Bago d’Uva.

2014
Joined Play Planet as Senior Designer, as a result of his collaboration with the company since its creation in 2010 with the design of the Corporate Image and with the creation of the concept Play in Art – innovative line of Urban Furniture. Leads the design team, managing national and international projects for clients such as Auchan, EDP, Expresso, Oceanário de Lisboa, Sana Hotels, Broadway Malyan, Shuroq (United Arab Emirates), City of Perth (Australia), Dolce Vita Shopping Malls (Portugal and Spain), Xyami (Angola) and Shinochan (Hong Kong).

Since 2018
Is working as an independent designer and design consultant in the areas of playground design and urban furniture.

AWARDS

Honourable Mention in the Olá-Unilever (Portugal) contest for Olá kiosk .

Special Mention in the BitBank – Signes contest (Spain) for automatic bank kiosk .

First Prize in the MNAC (National Museum of Catalan Art – Spain) contest for display design.

First Prize at “Design em Português” competition for office furniture (in collaboration with Carla Mendes and Alexandre Viana).

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Contact

Nelson Queiroz Pinheiro
Design Studio