Designer Nini Andrade Silva was invited to embody the Foundation’s work in a unique and inspiring piece – the prestigious Mirpuri Foundation Peace Award Trophy.

The prestigious designer Nini Andrade Silva was invited to conceive the Mirpuri Foundation Peace Award Trophy  2022. The purpose was to embody the foundation’s mission in a unique and inspiring way, thereby exemplifying its unwavering commitment to promoting peace through philanthropic endeavours.

In the author´s words, “The Peace Trophy was inspired by the main values of the Mirpuri Foundation: the commitment to transform the world into a better place through sustainability, integrity, and innovation. This trophy appears as a sculpture that unites these values, materialized in the form of a tree whose branches embrace and protect the world.”

This exquisite silver piece was created by the legendary Topázio workshop using a meticulous process that seamlessly blends traditional and innovative techniques. The result is a masterpiece of the utmost quality, exemplifying the workshop’s dedication to excellence and reflecting the mission of the Mirpuri Foundation to protect the most vulnerable and underprivileged through the power and generosity of nature.

The trophy was presented to Johan Galtung, renowned Norwegian sociologist and principal founder of the discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies.

The Mirpuri Foundation Dance, Music and Theatre Awards were created in 2018 to acknowledge outstanding cultural activities and encourage the quality of artistic production in Portugal. The 2022 ceremony gathered and honored some of the best talents in the worlds at the Sao Carlos Opera House in Lisbon.

About Nini Andrade Silva


Nini Andrade Silva is one of the most prestigious interior designers in the world.

Born in Funchal – Madeira Island – Nini graduated in Design at the Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing (IADE) in Lisbon, and simultaneously pursued further academic and professional experience abroad, where she studied and worked in New York, London, Paris, South Africa and Denmark.

Nini’s work has an international recognition, having placed the name of Portugal alongside the biggest and best designers in the world, while being the creative mind behind multiple hotels. With an impressive work across the globe, Nini saw her work being distinguished several times while also becoming a constant presence in prestigious publications worldwide – The New York Times, Financial Times, El Pais, Wallpaper, Condé Nast Traveller, Rolls Royce Excellence Guide, Sleeper Magazine, Harrods Magazine, Architectural Digest Magazine, Andrew Martin’s World Leading Guides, Wallpapper, Condé Nast Travel Guide.

Be it at the academic or the professional level, Nini’s constantly leaving behind her unique mark in our society, a reason why she’s often asked to be a speaker at various conferences, lectures and debates. The invitations come from different areas such as Universities, Cultural Institutions, TED Talks, Fairs, Seminars, and so on.

In parallel to her trajectory with internationally acknowledged work in interior design and architecture, Nini embraced two great passions: painting and helping the needy. Nini’s painting is included in one of the largest collections of Contemporary Art in the world –the Berardo Collection – and is a presence in museums around the world, namely in Portugal, Ireland and New York.

As a result of such recognition, in June of 2011, Nini was distinguished by the Portuguese Government with the Honored Title of “Grau de Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique”, by her rendered outstanding service to Portugal, both within and abroad.

Nini is also an international consultant for IADE-U, thus integrating the panel of guest lecturers in this University of Design, where it received the IADE CAREER AWARD of 2010. In 2012, Nini was also appointed as Cultural Ambassador by the Guimarães European Capital of Culture.