Garcé & Dimofski’s Live-Work Space in Lisbon is Like an Incubator for Contemporary Design — And Their Own Ideas

Like many creatives over the past few years, Olivier Garcé and Clio Dimofski relocated to Lisbon with their daughter Zoë and dog Lewitt (as in Sol) in 2021, after working separately in Paris (Garcé at Hamonic + Masson & Associés; Dimofski at Shigeru Ban), and then together in New York during a stint with Pierre Yovanovich that overlapped with the pandemic. For a brief period, the duo opened up their West Village apartment as an appointment-only furniture showroom, and the idea kind of stuck. The couple now similarly use their Portuguese live-work base to showcase their own designs amongst pieces by others — forming a space for experimenting with ideas that they also happen to live with.