The Company was founded in 1956 by António José da Costa, a goldsmith and grandfather of the company’s current managing director, Jorge Costa.
Now, since he started working at the company with his wife and partner Iluminada Mendes, the company has altered its structure by introducing articles with a bold, contemporary design to the range of products to be manufactured.
Therefore the company’s previous profile focused on producing decorative silverware had now changed to manufacturing objects for personal use that may be classified as designer pieces.
This adjustment led to an increase in value of the articles intended for a very selective and unique type of public.
The articles designed by Iluminada Mendes have original lines and an irreverent and very creative style. They are distinctive and this gives them a special value that is immediately recognised by demanding clients that love originality.
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