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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 I
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.
DIY MOULD II
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.
DESIGN À MÃO
Curation and exhibition design developed for the final Master’s project at Swiss design school ECAL.

Collaboration with the design gallery SHOW ME and graphic design studio Vivóeusébio.
SFERA
Display system designed for the Japanese company Ricordi & Sfera.

Exhibited at the Furniture Milan Fair 2009 and MAISON&OBJET 2010 in Paris.
NOTHING TO HIDE RUG
Designed in collaboration with Philipp Grundhöfer.

Editioned by Desistart Group.
CLIP LAMP
Designed at the Swiss design school ECAL.

Exhibited at LXD, Lisbon design Show 2011.
DROP
Exhibited at the “Destination: Portugal” 2010, MoMA Stores, New York.

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

Editioned by Angelo Contemporary Rugs.
UPSIDE DOWN
Exhibited at the Furniture Milan Fair 2008.

Editioned by FABRICA.
HANGING EARRINGS
Editioned by Rita Botelho.
DISPLAY COLLECTION
Exhibited at the Experimenta Design 2011 in Lisbon.
RUNNING BOY
One of the many pieces designed for the Portuguese jewelry brand OMNIA.

Editioned by OMNIA.