2021 / Home Interior Products / Interior Decoration / Professional


  • Prizes
    Winner in Home Interior Products/Interior Decoration
  • Company
    Vista Alegre , Portugal
  • Lead Designer
    Vista Alegre
  • Design Team
    Ross Lovegrove
  • Client
    Vista Alegre
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Vortex presents a genuine challenge to porcelain production, taking it to the limit of what is possible. Due to the large scale of each piece, they are, industrially, a challenge that requires very high technical precision and a superb know-how of all our technicians. They are largescale decorative pieces modelled in biscuit and very well polished by hand, capturing the rotational force of its energy. Vortex shows us that taking the material and the processes themselves to their limits is possible to obtain impressive pieces. Is a work of great ingenuity and technical complexity.

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