Rita Andringa was born in Lisbon in 1977 but her ancestors come from different places in Europe which probably explains, why she feels so comfortable with diversity and plurality.
She graduated from IADE in Lisbon as an Interior Designer in 1999, and since then has colaborated with several Design and Architecture studios in Lisbon.
A very importante part of her professional journey was spent working with Vera Iachia, a portuguese Interior Designer renowned for her interiors of several houses in Comporta, one of the best kept ecossystems in Portugal. Vera´s projects were so unique in terms of identity that she came to be known as the creator of the Comporta Style.
In 2015 she co-founded the Andringa & Lacasta Atelier and in 2019 decide to launch her own company – the Andringa Studio.
The Andringa Studio is born from a desire to create a plural atelier with a broad scope of work with projects that can go from Interior design, Architecture, Consultancy, to Landscape design.
Rita refined her interior design referentials by working closely with artists and artisans, learning to respect traditions and understanding the materials and their history. She learned to value the land, proportions, natural light and the way you have to respect these when projecting houses that exceed their functional purpose of providing shelter, but that are also able to fullfill the desire for well being and pleasure.
In addition to her work as an Interior Designer, for the past few years she has been working with Louis-Albert de Broglie, known as Le Prince Jardinier and the owner of the French institution DEYROLLE. Together they have been thinking and designing sustainable ecosystems and beautiful gardens.
Rita has always been driven towards beautiful things and has always been passsionate about Art, History, Gardens and Gastronomy so, her pursuit of a career in Design, Architecture and Landscaping was just a natural process.
If all of this wasn´t enough, in 2017 Rita decided to open a beautiful restaurant in Lisbon called Optimista, where her life moto “Optimism is the best recipe” comes alive.