University of Aveiro
Golden Glassberry 2013

It is absolutely overwhelming when you hear your name as being the first-prize winner to such a magnificent award, as Glassberries Awards is. Seeing your work being recognized by a company, within the glass industry and an international icon, such as BA, is beyond any shadow of a doubt, extremely rewarding. This, surely, grants you with a colossal motivation and aspiration to achieve more and better.

One may not forget that, inherent in being the first-prize winner, the maximum exponent of any designer, emerges. No, it’s not the trophy that I’m talking about! And as much as I try, it was not the trophy that took the anxiety away from me on that first day that I went out to “enjoy” the real prize. The truth is that I owe everything to BA Vidro, it was my first contact with the working world, and in a very affable and with all the patience of the entire world, they showed me the reality that involves industrial design. It was during my internship that I absorbed all the know-how, which at university is not taught, and thanks to each and every colleague of mine, who were kind enough to share their knowledge with me, you were the main reason for my success and professional performance.