Welcome to esad—idea, the Research Center of ESAD, College of Arts and Design.
esad—idea applies design towards helping societies transit to better lives.
Along with practice-based design research, esad—idea is responsible for the programming of Casa do Design, in Matosinhos, an exhibition space aimed at promoting Portuguese design.
A great number of the books on Design and Architecture launched in Portugal are made here at esad—idea and available on our online store.
We are currently working on the 3rd edition of the Porto Design Biennale, the greatest Portuguese event dedicated to the design.