Country Pick 2021 / / Professional

Cloudy Butterfly

  • Prizes
    Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Decoration
  • Company
    Vista Alegre , Portugal
  • Lead Designer
    Vista Alegre
  • Design Team
    Claudia Shiffer
  • Client
    Vista Alegre
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Conceived in collaboration with Claudia Schiffer, these pieces are an interpretation of her imaginary of the effects that can be found in wings and in the flight of butterflies. They are made by an ancestral technique, of the universe of handmade glass - the incalmo - updating it and bringing it to our day, resulting in a collection of pieces with a very modern aesthetic. They show us that by regarding the know-how of the artisans, our past and roots, we are able to draw guidelines for a future rich in knowledge and meaning. Thus, this is a contemporary collection, timeless and unrepeatable.

Bio
Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal.
The factory started by producing glassware and soapstone pottery, since the composition of porcelain clay was still unknown. In 1880, Vista Alegre ceased its glassware production to focus exclusively on porcelain.
Nowadays, Vista Alegre is more than an industrial unit. It is also part of the Portuguese heritage, boasting buildings of undeniable architectural interest, and a repository of social and artistic memories essential to the building of a Portuguese identity.

Photo Credit: Vista Alegre