2019 / Home Interior Products / Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop / Professional

Amazônia by Bordallo Pinheiro

  • Prizes
    Gold in Home Interior Products/Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
  • Company
    Vista Alegre / Bordallo Pinheiro, Portugal
  • Lead Designer
    Ecoarts
  • Project Link

This collection is the result of a collaboration between Bordallo Pinheiro and the Brazilian NGO Ecoarts Amazônia in the preservation of an environmental, cultural, social and scientific heritage crucial to mankind’s future. Each piece was created from the very rich local flora and was only possible thanks to intense knowledge sharing with those who live their daily lives in this vibrant mosaic of ecosystems, traditions, colours, sounds and smells that is the Amazon rainforest. Part of the collection’s proceeds will go to the reforestation of the Amazon area of Mato Grosso, by planting indigen

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 / Bordallo Pinheiro