Interior Architecture/Interior Design
João do Vale Gonçalves was born in Portugal and pursued his studies at ESAD Caldas da Rainha and ESAD Reims. Subsequently, he gained experience as an independent product designer and was awarded several national and international awards by renowned institutions. In 2011, one of them brought him to Germany where he started to develop his work around corporate and commercial interiors. He has worked with successful German interior design agencies for local and international projects in the fields of office, retail, exhibition, and hospitality design ever since. Clients include Soundcloud, Thalia, Orderbird, Erste Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Miele, Zalando, and Puma. After working as a lead product designer and interior designer at Kinzo Architekten, he founded his practice Studio Vale in 2018 in order to focus on community spaces with a circular approach and sustainable narratives.