follow the fun-ction!

Happy character to the everyday objects. Because beyond functional design can be fun!

 
 

Galula is a reflection of the duo Mendes'Macedo personalities.
The two designers have teamed up to give a fun and happy character to the everyday objects.

In 2011 they started to sketch and have ideas for pieces and products they imagined for their homes and their friends homes. They passed the ideas into practice and decided to explore the good furniture industry and production of Portuguese cork.

They created the Galula Brand. Galula is the Portuguese word for something tasty to eat, they don’t want people eating the pieces, but instead create a huge appetite for them!
The motivation is the smile and the happiness of the people.

They want to prove that beyond functional design can be fun!
Follow the Fun-ction is the motto!


Galula é o reflexo das personalidades da dupla Mendes'Macedo.
Os dois designers juntaram-se para dar carácter divertido e feliz aos objetos do dia-a-dia.

Em 2011, começaram por esquissar e ter ideias para as peças que imaginavam para a as suas casas e casas dos seus amigos. Passaram das ideias à prática e resolveram explorar a boa indústria de mobiliário e produção de cortiça portuguesas.

Criaram a marca Galula, palavra portuguesa que significa coisa apetitosa para ser comer, não querem que comam as peças, mas que surja um enorme apetite por elas!

A motivação é o sorriso e a felicidade das pessoas.
Querem provar que o design para além de funcional também pode ser divertido!
Follow the Fun-ction – Segue a diversão - é o mote!

 

EXHIBITIONS | EXPOSIÇÕES

| 2017
PARIS - 20 - 24 Jan | Maison et Objet (Hall 7 Stand C158)
| 2016
LONDON - 22 - 25 Sept | London Design Fair  
MILAN - 2 Abr - 11 Sept | XI Triennale International Exhibition 'Objects after Objects'
| 2015
MATOSINHOS - 12 Nov 15 - 12 Mar 16 | EXD'15 - Desire, Stress, Transition / Portuguese design
LONDON - 24 - 17 Sep | Tent London
GRAZ - 1 - 31 Mai | Selected'15 - Design Monat
PAREDES - 30 Jan - 31 Mai | 'Como se pronuncia design em português?' 
| 2014
BEIJING - 26 Set - 6 Out | 'Como se pronuncia design em português?' Beijing Design Week
| 2013
LISBON – 14 - 17 Nov | Festival IN Fil, represented by Life PicNic
MILAN – 5 Apr - 6 May |’Around the Book’ -  Poldi di Pezzoli Museo
PORTO – 25 Apr - 12 May | ‘Pop’s’ - Museu de Serralves
PORTO – 2 Mar - 1 Jun | Sala da Frente
| 2012
PAREDES – 15 Set -18 Nov | Art on Chairs, exhibition of winners chairs of International Design Competion
PORTO – 14 - 17 Jun | The Oporto Show
MATOSINHOS – 4 - 8 Jun | ESAD Matosinhos
LONDON – 21 - 23 Mai | Clerkenwell Design Week, represented by Colour Design Concept
PORTO – 10 - 18 Mar | Exponor InHouse
PORTO – 15 - 19 Fev | Exporthome


CONFERENCES | CONFERÊNCIAS

June 8, 2016 | DIP – IPCA Barcelos, Portugal
June 13, 2014 | Arcada - ESEIG Vila do Conde, Portugal
April 4, 2014 | ENED - Castelo Branco, Portugal
May 2, 2013 | Clicka Design  – Beira Interior University, Portugal


AWARDS | PRÉMIOS

Design and Design Award 2014 - Glint Lamp
POP’s (Original Portuguese Projects) 2013 – Lighting Category - Glint Lamp
Honorable mention on Design award in 2012 ExportHome