Hugo was born in Porto in 1982. He studied product design, jewellery making and visual arts in Portugal and Finland. He moved to London in 2012 where he honed his skills in the jewellery sector, creating pieces for European jewellery brands.
The launch of his brand Hugo Madureira in 2020 was a natural and, much longed for, next step.
Hugo’s exciting new brand is influenced by an abundance of natural and synthetic forms observed in diverse locations around the globe and frequently captured on camera. Travel is an essential component of his creations.
Hugo’s website contains many of the images he has caught on camera over the last two decades. Sitting alongside his jewellery collections the influences are readily seen and frequently contextualise his work.