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Sergio Rodrigues

  • Escovaria de Belomonte
  • Brush maker
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Sergio Rodrigues Brush maker
Contact
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+351 222002469
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Combining utility with beauty

  • • Sergio is the fourth generation to work at Escovaria de Belomonte
  • • All brushes are made manually using traditional techniques
  • • His family is striving to keep their craft alive

Sergio did not initially imagine continuing the brush making business his great grandfather created in 1927. His family had even contemplated selling it when his grandfather fell ill, but thankfully Sergio’s parents decided to step in, learn the craft and save the workshop. Sergio studied technical design but his dream of running a business and being independent naturally led him back to Escovaria de Belomonte. “The passion for brush making came afterwards, once I learnt the art and started making the brushes myself,” he says. His father Rui was thrilled when Sergio joined as it meant the continuity of this rare art in Portugal, and they work well together. “We try to make each brush the best brush, made to last for generations, if not forever.”

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Works

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Dunne

Dunne is a limited edition hat brush handcrafted in African wenge and sycamore wood. Pure bristles were woven into the holes with a needle.

Length 11 cm
Width 3 cm
Height 5 cm

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Crook

Crook is a brush especially designed for clothes, handcrafted in African afzelia and sycamore wood. Pure bristles were woven into the holes with a needle.

Length 17 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Height 4.5 cm

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W

W is a make-up brush handcrafted in Brazilian satin wood and North American beech wood. Pure goat hairs were woven into the holes with a needle.

Length 15 cm
Width 4.5 cm
Height 5 cm

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