MIZETTE NIELSEN. A pioneer in Portuguese design who became an icon.

Foster & Bloom first spotted the creations of pioneering Dutch fashion entrepreneur Mizette Nielsen at Lisbon’s inspiring A Vida Portuguesa; a shop born of ‘saudade’:  a nostalgic desire to seek the very best of products made in the country, objects that have stood the test of time for generations.  Since our mission for Bomporto Hotels was to make their hotel ‘a local’, showcasing all there is to love about Portugal, we sought out Mizette’s factory in Alentejo to commission bespoke cushions for Bomporto group’s first boutique hotel, The Lumiares. READ MORE

PROJECT 226. “Behind every object is a soul.”

THE LUMIARES Project 226 leather room directoryKnowing Foster & Bloom’s appreciation of all things handmade, ever-knowledgeable friend and go-to Lisbon local Chelsea Fuss at Frolic! introduced us to the stylish, elegant leather bags, backpacks, accessories and document covers of Project 226.  The simplicity of this brand’s chic, minimalist logo and brand statement says all you need to know: Lisbon Made.

Foster & Bloom in ‘Sleeper’ – world’s leading hotel design magazine

We are just thrilled with these pages of coverage in ‘Sleeper’ mag — beautifully describing our ‘localist’ ethos and collaboration with The Lumiares boutique hotel in Lisbon — and especially proud to see so many of our partner makers, artists and suppliers so beautifully captured in photos and print!

*photos by Vasco Celio of Stills photography, prop styling by Chelsea Fuss

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