A Loja do Gato Preto was founded in Lisbon by Marina Reis Ramos and Mário Tendeiro in 1986. Since then, A Loja do Gato Preto is a brand which is dedicated to the commercialization of decoration items under the slogan “happy homes, free owners”.
During the course of its expansion, A Loja do Gato Preto expanded the product range to solutions for everyday life: table services, glasses, pieces for the kitchen and bathroom, starting in 1999 to create products designed by their own team. At present, a large percentage of the items commercialized is exclusively designed from scratch at the Company – including conception, design, choice of materials and textures – being represented in various table services, collections of teacups and complete collections of cushions, quilts and curtains.
Representing a concept which reflects an unconventional way of life, and bearing in mind that “the cat is always restless”, A Loja do Gato Preto is geared towards a mixture of styles and trends, every week presenting new products which allow diversified and original atmospheres to be created.The Company thus completed a cycle, maintaining Portuguese creation simultaneously to the manufacture of pieces worldwide. Every year around 30 complete collections are launched, many of them with Limited Editions. These collections have been awarded prizes because of the differentiated proposal they represent, also being the result of a long, close relationship with the public.
Our stores: The Cat Enigma
How would you describe a cat? Of all the possible classifications and most common characteristics, we can invoke it is independent, elegant, sensitive, agile and of flexible nature.
What about a black cat? Contrary to popular belief, a black cat is a lucky sign, a symbol of solutions brought by fate as well as incorporating innate originality. Because of its mysterious nature, the Cat is also used for contents which form part of our popular culture.
What if we presented a Store concept with these qualities? A relaxed, accessible space in which you could find original products with distinct styles and current, unprecedented trends, cheerful or more classical, elegant pieces and with a service which is friendly and sensitive to your needs. The response to the enigma is simple: Happy Homes, Free Owners.
The aim of A Loja do Gato Preto is to provide its clients every day with new solutions with friendliness, originality, their own design and an excellent price. Above all, A Loja do Gato Preto wishes to continue to be worthy of the public’s choice, providing the latter with a feeling of personal creativity and freedom.
In the future A Loja do Gato Preto will maintain the versatility which characterizes it, developing more products, always unique and original. Endowed with the ability to create trends, the company plans to continue to lend emotion to their products and the people who acquire them, allowing spaces to gain a soul.
A Loja do Gato Preto is geared towards providing original, quality items by defending a series of basic values:
- Service – affording the best product at the best price;
- Quality – maintaining the quality of the range of solutions high;
- Creativity – creating products which instill emotion;
- Friendliness – maintaining the level of customer service by way of a specialized team which is sensitive, responsible and accessible to Clients;
- Loyalty – remaining faithful to the concept “free-spirited homes, happy owners”, ignoring aesthetic preconceptions or fashions.