Our manifest

We seek to find a balance between nature and people, between urban life and the countryside experience, between the antique and the modern.

We believe that it‘s in this balance that a pluralized, conscious and sustainable society develops.

The Andor brand is inspired by many years of road trips into Portugal’s countryside, between Lisbon and the Alentejo.

It takes us back to those winding roads, with the Atlantic breaking on the rocks and the elegant dance of eucalyptus trees to the sound of the sea breeze.

We believe that objects can tell stories, can transport us to different moments, bring friends together, create memories. Andor is the pleasure of gliding on a skateboard in silence on a beautiful sunset over the sea, in a warm and vibrant palette.
Made in Barcelona and inspired by the asymmetries of life, our skateboards bring a deep feeling of joy and freedom.
We do not design ordinary skateboards, they are made of solid wood, protected with 100% natural beeswax;  no sandpaper, no paint or glue, just our original scale pattern, hand-carved the traditional way, which gives a natural grip. We are committed to the environment and we stand by a responsible consumption, which is why we only use wood from sustainable woods.

Andor’s timeline

Andor is a hand-carved solid wood skateboards brand, that uses traditional gouge and mallet carving techniques.

It began to be dreamed of in 2016 by the Portuguese couple Daniela and Helder, who are living in Barcelona since 2007. Helder made his first skateboard, for personal use, 5 years ago, without ever thinking about selling it, and only in 2020 he put the project on paper.  In the meantime, they traveled the world, had a child and experienced a pandemic, which, like to so many people, showed them life from another perspective, finally pushing them forward with their dream.

Helder Espada

Has a technical degree in sculpture and wood carving, with an extensive experience in recovering objects, including furniture. Over the last 15 years he has focused his professional activity on managing teams in the area of warehousing and logistics, but he has never abandoned his passion for wood. He also developed multidisciplinary artistic activities; in plastic-arts, painting, sculpture, having participated in collective exhibitions while in Portugal. When he was 4, Helder received his first skateboard from his grandmother and since then he has never stopped skating. He went through different styles, but his favorites have always been cruising on longboard and downhill. Styles that inspired the brand's first collection of skateboards.
At Andor he is the creative soul of the project, responsible for the choice of materials, technical design and also the production and execution process.

Daniela Monteiro Torres

Has a master’s degree in Portuguese and English philology and in the recent years she has focused her professional activity on technical translation. But over the past 15 years she has carried out several activities, such as writing on different platforms or teaching Portuguese. She has a deep curiosity for the world, so she travels as much as possible, also exploring her passion for food. As a natural entrepreneur, she co-founded a packed-lunch project and gave cooking workshops at a civic centre in Barcelona. Enthusiast of the vintage universe, she is also fond of all DIY techniques.
At Andor, she is responsible for the product design, the brand strategy and the communication plan.

Daniela Monteiro Torres

Has a master’s degree in Portuguese and English philology and in the recent years she has focused her professional activity on technical translation. But over the past 15 years she has carried out several activities, such as writing on different platforms or teaching Portuguese as a private teacher. She has a deep curiosity for the world, so she travels as much as possible, also exploring her passion for food. As a natural entrepreneur, she co-founded a lunchboxes project and gave cooking workshops at a civic centre in Barcelona. Enthusiast of the vintage universe, she is also fond of all DIY techniques. At Andor she is responsible for brand strategy, product design, social media management and content creation.

We connect traditional techniques with urban culture

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