Cobertura Olímpica Rio 2016 Gilson Martins




Olympic medalist creates exclusive bag in Fábrica do Gilsinho!

Paul Bennett, gold medal in rowing, was in Fábrica do Gilsinho complying to Gilson Martins invitation


The British athlete, created a piece with elements that portray his trip to Rio de Janeiro. The Christ and the Two Brothers Mountain symbolize the view during the rowing race in Lagoon and the golden sun is the gold medal the athlete has conquered.

Paul Bennet, medalhista olímpico cria bolsa exclusiva na Fábrica do Gilsinho!
The athlete Paul Bennett and Gilson Martins at Fábrica do Gilsinho




Gilson Martins gifts Thomas Bach with Rio´s gold medal.

The President of the Olympic Committee loved the present created by the designer


Gilson Martins presented Thomas Bach, IOC president with the carioca gold medal, designed to thank for the success of the Olympic Games in Rio. In the picture, the designer poses with Thomas and the first lady.

Gilson Martins presenteia Thomas Bach com medalha de ouro do Rio - Presidente do Comitê Olímpico Internacional adorou o presente criado pelo designer
Thomas Bach, Gilson Martins and the first lady Claudia Bach




Gentleness generates gentleness in the Olympics!

Karl Kieliger, CEO of Swiss brand Victorinox, presents Gilson Martins limited edition Swiss penknife with gold details for the Olympics.


Invited to the Victorinox brand cocktail in the House of Switzerland, Gilson met Karl Kieliger, CEO of known brand. During the meeting, the designer presented Karl with the Gilson Martins gold medal.

The Swiss was so happy and grateful to have won his first gold medal, that he returned the kindness by presenting Gilson with a Victorinox penknife with gold rivets.

Karl Kieliger, diretor geral da marca suíça Victorinox, presenteia Gilson Martins com canivete edição limitada para Olimpíadas com detalhes de ouro
Karl Kieliger and Gilson Martins

To repay this, Gilson invited Karl to create a custom tablet cover in Gilsinho factory. The Swiss rocked the creativity and created a piece full of references of the Wonderful City landmarks, such as the sun, the Sugar Loaf and the Christ.


Gilson convidou Karl para criar uma capa de tablet customizada na Fábrica do Gilsinho
Karl Kieliger and Gilson Martins at Fábrica do Gilsinho




Gilson Martins is invited by NBC to talk about Rio´s lifestyle!

The designer participated in a very Carioca conference with supermodel and No. 1 Angel Victoria's Secret Adriana Lima.


NBC couldn´t have made a better choice for the interview, after all Gilson is a Carioca, born and raised in the neighborhood of Santo Cristo, where he began his first steps toward success with his creations inspired by the Wonderful City.

During the interview, the model Adriana Lima created a custom bag in Fábrica do Gilsinho. The top model loved the experience and promised to return with her children.

Gilson Martins é convidado pela emissora NBC para falar sobre o estilo de vida carioca - Designer participou de uma entrevista bem carioca ao lado da super top model e Angel n°1 da Victoria Secrets Adriana Lima.
Gilson and top model Adriana Lima at Fábrica do Gilsinho



Gilson Martins pieces are exhibited in Switzerland´s Olympic Museum

The designer's work is representing Brazil in the traditional Olympic Museum in Switzerland.


Gilson was invited by the IOC to exhibit his creations at the Olympic Museum. Marketed since September 2015, the sales of pieces in the museum store exceeded expectations and the designer has sent a second shipment of products.

Musee Olympique Peças Gilson Martins são expostas no Museu Olímpico da Suíça

Peças Gilson Martins são expostas no Museu Olímpico da Suíça Peças Gilson Martins são expostas no Museu Olímpico da Suíça




The First Lady of the International Olympic Committee visits Gilson Martins!

Before leaving the country, Ms. Bach was keen to know the designer


Madame Bach visited Gilson Martins to thank him for the success of his creations, which are representing Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.

During the visit, the first lady of the IOC took the time to create an exclusive bag in Fábrica do Gilsinho.

Primeira-dama do Comitê Olímpico Internacional visita Gilson Martins! - Antes de deixar o país, Senhora Bach fez questão de conhecer o designer. Primeira-dama do Comitê Olímpico Internacional visita Gilson Martins! - Antes de deixar o país, Senhora Bach fez questão de conhecer o designer.
On the left, the first lady Madame Bach and Gilson Martins at Fábrica do Gilsinho. On the right, first ladies of IOC members and Gilson Martins.




Gilson Martins is one of the characters of the book 'Brazil - Well Souled", by publisher Mital Sahah

With only 1000 copies produced, Mital Sahah gifted Gilson Martins with copy #307 of the book "Brazil - Well Souled"


The work of art in the form of a book weighs 16 kg and with flawless photography pages explore Brazilian culture through personal connections and profound statements about the Brazilian soul. The book´s pre-launch of the took place in São Paulo, August, 9th. In her visit to Rio, the writer and the designer drew with strategies for the next release in the Marvelous City.

Gilson Martins é uma das personalidades retratadas no livro Brazil - Well Souled da Publisher Mital Sahah Gilson Martins é uma das personalidades retratadas no livro Brazil - Well Souled da Publisher Mital Sahah
The publisher Mital Sahah and Gilson Martins at Fábrica do Gilsinho




Gilson Martins gifts the House of Germany on the beach with exclusive paintings during the Olympics

The designer was the author of the vibrant paintings that turned into the backgroung scenery for the photos in Jardim de Ala´s Germany House on Leblon beach


Gilson created two paintings titled “Two Brothers Flowers” and "Rio´s Brazil offers a flower to Germany." In the first, the designer celebrates the friendship of Cariocas and Germans. Vidigal is represented in OliAle flowers offered to the House Germany for the Olympics in 2016.

In the latter the artist reinterprets the Brazilian flag in the colors of Germany with a delicate flower in the center of Rio.

The success of the creations was so great that they became an obligatory pit stop for photos for the House of Germany visitors.

Quadro Gilson Martins para a Casa da Alemanha OliAle durante as Olímpiadas Rio 2016
Painting "Flowers two Brothers"

Quadro Gilson Martins para a Casa da Alemanha OliAle durante as Olímpiadas Rio 2016
Painting "The Rio Brazil offers a flower to Germany"




Buddy Bear created by Gilson Martins welcomed the guests of the House of Germany during the Olympics 2016!


Created in 2015 at Consul Harald Klein´s request, the Buddy Bear was presented by Gilson Martins for the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro.


The work represents the Christ who unites bread sugar and Arcos da Lapa to thank the friends of Germany in honor of the 450th Anniversary of the Wonderful City and the 25th anniversary of the German Reunification.

The Buddy Bear was the great host of the German House during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The huge success of the character could be confirmed in the long lines of visitors who photographed the new star in the sands of Leblon.

Buddy Bear Gilson Martins para a Casa da Alemanha OliAle durante as Olímpiadas Rio 2016
Buddy Bear at the German House during the Olympic Games Rio 2016




L'Oréal invites Gilson Martins for an exclusive partnership

The multinational invited the designer to express the Olympic atmosphere through his creations.




Gilson has created a unique pattern with the main icons of Rio for L'Oréal. Titled Tropical Rio nécessaire, the creation pictures the joy of Rio de Janeiro, which rolls out the carpet to welcome the world come to celebrate the union of nations through sport.

Nécessaire Rio Tropical criada exclusivamente para a L’Oréal
Nécessaire “Rio Tropical” created exclusively by Gilson Martins for L'Oreal

The launch cocktail party for the piece at the Ipanema shop was a true success. The event brought together several media personalities who were honoring the designer's work, such as the actresses Vitória Frate and Vanessa Pascale, the hostesses Karol Knopf and Maíra Charken, the bloggers Marina Ferrari, Luisa Clasen and Mariana Uhlmann, among many others.

Vitória Frate e Karol Knopf no Coquetel de lançamento da Nécessaire Rio Tropical criada exclusivamente para a L’Oréal na loja de Ipanema
The actress Vitória Frate, Gilson Martins and the TV presenter Karol Knopf


Membros do COI no Coquetel de lançamento da Nécessaire Rio Tropical criada exclusivamente para a L’Oréal na loja de Ipanema Vanessa Pascale no Coquetel de lançamento da Nécessaire Rio Tropical criada exclusivamente para a L’Oréal na loja de Ipanema
On The left, members of the IOC - International Olympic Committee Toasting with Gilson. On the Right, Vanessa Pascale, who accompanying Gilson since the beginning of his career, was to honor the artist.