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Rita Botelho
Rita Botelho (Lisbon, Portugal, 1983) is a product designer.

Since the time of her studies at the University of Lisbon, in Portugal and at ECAL in Switzerland, she has striven to create original designs with a touch of humor in everyday objects, from glassware to jewelries, lighting objects and furniture. Her creations are a reflection of playful thoughts from daily life observations. Each project is a continuous research and experimentation of different design approaches.

Rita Botelho collaborated with Benetton's creative centre FABRICA in Italy, Ricordi & Sfera in Japan and Omnia in Portugal. She exhibited in various international spaces; Le Lieu du Design in Paris; Gallery Libby Sellers in London; Salone di Mobile in Milan; MoMA Stores in New York, just to name a few. Most recently, she also curated and designed the exhibition "Design à Mão" at Show Me Design & Art Gallery in Barcelos, Portugal.

Currently she works and lives in Germany.
DIY MOULD
Designed at the Swiss design school ECAL, during the glass workshop oriented by Ronan Bouroullec.

Exhibited at the Furniture Milan Fair 2012 and 100% Design 2012 in London.

Editioned by the gallery Libby Sellers.
CLIP LAMP
Designed at the Swiss design school ECAL.

Exhibited at LXD, Lisbon design Show 2011.
NOTHING TO HIDE RUG
Designed in collaboration with Philipp Grundhöfer.

Editioned by Desistart Group.
HUB RUG
Exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2011 “MOP #4 / Still Life”.

Editioned by Angelo Contemporary Rugs.
DROP
Exhibited at the “Destination: Portugal” 2010, MoMA Stores, New York.

Editioned by Rita Botelho.
UPSIDE DOWN
Exhibited at the Furniture Milan Fair 2008.

Editioned by FABRICA.
ETHNO
Designed for the jewellery brand Omnia.