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Claan (pronounced "cla-an")

We are a design studio based in Porto. We work disruptive ideas and enjoy going off brief to build bespoke solutions.

For commissions or collaborations, please get in touch.

Selected clients

Dow's Port
EF Education First
University of Porto
Symington Family Estates
Short story
Since 2004

We became Claan in Rotterdam, in 2004, while playing and experimenting techniques within different disciplines and learning sophisticated methodologies in a contemporary and cutting edge environment.

Through artistic research, critical thinking and a practice oriented approach we trained our design capabilities, acquired technical know-how and expertise. The following years we worked for Siemens labs, in Vienna.

In 2008 we’ve established Claan as a company and began our journey building a creative agency, embracing complex challenges as a team and creating work spanning the fields of design service and strategy, digital products and everyday spaces.

‘I have to change to stay the same’
neon inscription by Willem de Kooning at the façade of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, 2007
Vincent van Dog
Mood Manager

Vincent is a rescued Labradusky, he joined Claan in 2012 still as a cute little irreverent puppy and has since then patiently contributed to 1000+ meetings, 100+ photo shootings and given his advice to 10.000+ conference calls and talks all while building his own career as an acting superstar.

Talks and lectures in Chile, Brazil and Europe

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess and a handsome prince,… if this is the kind of story you are looking for continue searching, we are not the right people!
We will tell you about hard moments, struggle, failure but also about joy, opportunities and success. Our journey is made of growth, challenges, serendipity and will we share our knowledge, work processes, findings and personal experiences. We might also talk about dogs, food and non-sense.

If you would like to book us for a conference, lecture or a workshop write us.

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