2019 / Home Interior Products / Tableware / Professional

Amazônia

  • Prizes
    Silver in Home Interior Products/Tableware
  • Company
    Vista Alegre, Portugal
  • Lead Designer
    Ecoarts
  • Design Team
    VA Studio
  • Project Link

Vista Alegre has partnered with Ecoarts Amazônia to create a collection about the Brazilian rainforest, so that the world can see
the Amazon through the eyes of those who know it better. Fruit, plants, colours, textures, tools and legends inspire multiple creations in porcelain, crystal, stoneware and earthenware, leading us to discover and reevaluate a material and immaterial heritage of incomparable richness. Part of the profits
from Amazonia will revert to the Amazonian communities, through the planting of fruit trees in cities, rural areas and indigenous villages.

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