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1920 ADICO'S FOUNDATION
As a result of the extraordinary business vision and the restless and entrepreneurial spirit of Adelino Dias Costa, a factory of small metallic furniture - beds, safes and sinks - named Adico is born in Avanca.
The 30’s MASTERY OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Adico dominates completely the new technologies and extends its offer to hospital furniture, area where it becomes a reference in the national scene. It was also during this decade that Adico developed a line of tables and chairs for esplanades from which was born the iconic "Portuguese Chair".

50's and 60's GOLDEN TIME

Adico's golden age with a great projection of the company. Reinforcement of employees, growing number of orders and exports gain strength in the company's turnover, especially to the former colonies.

70's to 90's SUCCESSION

Adelino Dias Costa dies and is replaced in the leadership of Adico by António Augusto Dias Costa, his nephew. The period between the April Revolution and Adico's entry into the European Community was the most complicated time for Adico, due to the reduction in exports and the increased cost of labor in the sector.
The entry into the European market brought enormous challenges to Adico and conditioned the actions of its new leader. The financial consolidation of the company brought in staff with higher education and diversified the offer with school and office furniture.

2000 I INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONTEST

Launch of the first edition of Adico's Industrial Design Competition.

2001 3RD GENERATION

With the death of António Augusto Dias Costa, Adico's management was taken over by his five daughters - Assunção, Adelina, Lúcia, Teresa and Ana Costa - who still today oversee the company's administration, having since then professionalized Adico's top management.

2010 Adico in the world

Return to national and international fairs, as well as the focus on the contract and branding market, which gains prominence in the company's turnover.

2011 RECOGNITION

Career Award, in the 2nd edition of the National Competition of Furniture Design, an award given by AIMMP - Association of the Wood and Furniture Industries of Portugal.
Adico is one of the companies invited to be part of Experimentadesign's "Purchase Order" exhibition. "Purchase Order" brings together about two hundred examples of success coming from national companies, in reference sectors such as porcelain, glass, cork and footwear, as well as new products that make use of the most advanced technologies, aimed at niche markets or for export.

2015 HOMAGE TO THE PORTUGUESE CHAIR

Challenged by Dimensão Nova, with the support of Adico, several Portuguese creatives paid a tribute to the Portuguese chair. Architects Álvaro Siza and João Paciência, artists José de Guimarães, Leonel Moura, Sofia Areal, designers Nini Andrade Silva, Bolos Quentes, Estúdio Volta, Estúdio Dobra, Mo-Wo among many others, present new ideas for the emblematic chair, giving it a new life, if possible, even more Portuguese, in an exhibition directed by architect Nuno Ladeiro.

2019 LITORAL AWARDS, BRAND CATEGORY
The Classics line marks Adico's offer to the market and creates a new positioning and brand statement: a range of premium products, marked by classic and refined lines, redesigned with a touch of modernity and complemented by the quality of finishes and attention to detail.

JMS - INDÚSTRIA DE MOBILIÁRIO HOSPITALAR S.A.
In the strategy to separate the business units, hospital and furniture, Adico acquires the majority of the capital of this company, a reference Iberian player in the sector, where it also develops the centenary brand AdicoCare
2020 CENTENARY

Adico's 100th anniversary is celebrated.



DESIGN AT SÃO BENTO
Integra a exposição "Design em São Bento" uma iniciativa de arte na residência oficial do Primeiro-Ministro, com a colaboração do Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE).

2021 BLUE CIRCLE
Estarreja City Hall inaugurates the public artwork "Círculo Azul" by Diogo Aguiar Studio, as a tribute to the Portuguese Chair.

I EDITION OF ADICO PRIZE
As part of the celebrations of its 100th anniversary, Adico launched the Adico Award under the mottoDesign for the next 100 years”.

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