“The goal of Design is to offer an innovative product and factory solution adjusted to the consumer needs, with an elegant and functional design that does not harm the existing environment.” – designer Miguel Arruda
In 2004, Rodrigo Marco graduated from UNORP – Centro Universitário do Norte Paulista in Industrial Design and has continually deepened his knowledge with various courses later on. Experienced designer with extensive professional experience demonstrated in technical design, product design and 3D design in different industries. When finding the best solution for each challenge he always looks for innovative concepts and ideas. In 2019 he joined a new project, at Levira, in which he currently assumes the position of Director of Image and Product.
In 1996, Designer Alexandre Viana has an honorable mention in the Zanussi IADE contest. In 1997 he did a post-graduation in Industrial Design from Glasgow School of Art and Centro Português de Design. In 2000 he became an Industrial Designer at Metalúrgica do Levira, S.A. and won the 2nd place in the Mobilis 2000 competition, included in the 1st Biennial of Furniture Design in Paços de Ferreira. In 2002 he won 1st place in the National Design Competition “Em Português”, in the area of office furniture. He currently works on his own mainly in product design and stand design.
In 1968, Gabriel Teixidó graduated from the Escuela de Oficios Artísticas of Barcelona. He began his professional career in 1973, dedicating himself to industrial design. He collaborates mainly with major lighting, office furniture and fabric companies. He won multiple awards such as Deltas de plata and Adi / Fad selections and others. From 2000 to 2004 he was a drawing teacher at Escuela Eina in Barcelona.
Jeremy Aston is an industrial designer with 25 years professional practice in product, vehicle, furniture and interior design areas. He has qualifications in: West Notts Vision, College of Art and Design (Mansfield, Uk); BA Honours Design for Industry from Northumbria University (Newcastle, Uk); MA Vehicle Design from the Royal College of Art (London, Uk); Specialist Title in Design from Porto Polytechnic (Porto, Portugal), and he is currently a teacher at ESAD.pt, College of Art & Design, and ESAD IDEA, Investigation in Design & Art (Matosinhos/Porto, Portugal) as a researcher, educator and coordinator for the ID Masters Classes in MA product, PG automotive and PG furniture design.
In 1973, Manolo Blasco became an Architect at the University of Navarra. Since then, he has maintained a close collaboration with the School of Architecture where he developed a continuous teaching activity in the area of projects, rehabilitation and construction drawings, and in 1994, he obtained his PhD. in the same area. In 1969 he started his professional activity, which is marked by his years of collaboration with “Curro Inza”; from which he developed professional practice in Tudela. He has his own office that he shares with Belén Esparza. He has numerous awards in architecture, urbanism and design for a vast work that has been built and published.
Innovation & Development Department
Levira’s Innovation & Development department’s mission is to promote innovation and development of new products, in order to face the new realities of the times that today. With this objective, it has sought to survey the needs expressed by the different markets, privileging Design, new technologies and after sales service. It aims for the development of quality and excellence.