VICARA is a design and cultural agency based in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal which functions as an editing house for exclusive design crafted products and as a design studio working with cultural institutions, companies and other brands.
Founded in 2011, VICARA works with a diverse community of Portuguese creative professionals and a network of manufactures and workshops, aiming for a global reach with a local social and economic impact.
In Portugal you can find excellent producers and craftspeople in a variety of materials and processes.
Their aim is to bring material curiosity to all the products and projects, whether by bridging manufacturers with designers, creating the means for a sustainable professional practice by designer makers or having a realistic approach to their clients production capabilities.
They are part of two networks of craftmanship: Portugal Manual and Michelangelo Foundation.