Rita João and Pedro Ferreira are both design graduates from the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon’s Technical University, having also studied at TU Delft (in Rita’s case) and Politecnico di Milano (Pedro). They joined Fabrica, the Benetton Design and Communication Research Center in Treviso, Italy, in September of 2002, where they came to lead the 3D Design Department in 2004. Returning to Lisbon the following year, they founded Pedrita studio and have since been developing a myriad of projects in collaboration with creative structures, individuals and clients from all over the world. Inspired by Portuguese traditional forms and techniques, Pedrita’s work casts an inquisitive look on material culture – past and present – in projects that are candid and eloquent.