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The "endangered collection" plunges into the distant past and brings to this day the representation of four threatened animals from the four great continents. Each figure is a warning for the eminent extinction of thousands of other animals, which will have an unpredictable impact on the planet and irreparably impoverishes humanity.
The use of porcelain in white biscuit translates the purity of wildlife. In the body of the boxes, the Egyptian hieroglyphs give rise to low reliefs of the integrated circuit boards. Also in the base of each cover are words interleaved by binary numbering.
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