This rock that is connected to the Port of Funchal, that was once a small island, brings into my inner being all that has to do with my life…
N 32º 38’ 52,899” W 16º 56’ 30,347”
The Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva is located in the city of Funchal at the emblematic building known locally as “Molhe” – Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceição, which was once the home of Gonçalves Zarco, an old Portuguese sea navigator and colonizer of the Archipelago of Madeira.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Thursday to Sunday)
The Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva is a place of meeting and sharing – a laboratory of ideas – gifted with services and unique spatial valences, such as the permanent exhibition, a store, cafeteria-lounge and a restaurant.
In addition to documenting career and work of the designer, the Design Centre seeks an active and dynamic way to be itself as a laboratory of ideas, as well as a hub for innovation and development where all the expressions and artistic thoughts may find a home.
The existing permanent exhibition, which is a part of the private collection of the prestigious international designer Nini Andrade Silva, is at the origin of the Design Centre’s creation, a project whose expository speech helps to explain, in a way that is unheard of, the history and culture of Madeira Island and its strong connection to the history of the sea.
"(...) The impact of Nini Andrade Silva’s work exceeds its source of inspiration, acquiring autonomy and a life of its own, independently of its origin, to impose itself with its plastic beauty and a finesse in execution that strangely approachesit to the velvety and delicacy of the great masters of photography.”
In, Colecção Berardo - Corpo e Matéria: Cinco Artistas da Madeira. Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna Colecção Berardo. Sintra, 2008.
DC Lounge Cafeteria
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (from Tuesday to Sunday)
12:00 – 15:00 Lunch card | Snack card
Tuesday to Sunday | from 7:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Weekly closing: Monday
Our cuisine combines creativity with a passion for tradition, in a creative re-interpretation of the regional cuisine with Atlantic cuisine.
Dedicated to private and group events, this room is inspiring and reflects a work and artistic creation environment. We produce a wide range of events and have specific menus for such situations. Our groups’ agenda is available 365 days a year.
To connect what seems to be increasingly more disconnected: body and soul, matter and thought.