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Única is born from the meeting of contemporary design and ancestral techniques for manually producing coloured glass and the purest crystal.
A surprising collection of crystal and glass art, composed of pieces made without a mould, where fluid and unrepeatable shapes, worked by experienced
Vista Alegre artisans, contrast with vibrant colours. Blown completely manually and moulded with minimal use of instruments, the creations of Única are
only possible thanks to the dedicated combination of artisan skill with contemporary design.
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