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This Portuguese Porcelain Line Was Inspired by Cobblestone Mosaics

 - Aug 7, 2017
References: vistaalegre & red-dot.de
Strong relationships exist between all types and scales of design, with this being demonstrated very beautifully in this Portuguese porcelain collection. Called 'Calçada Portuguesa,' meaning 'Portuguese Sidewalk,' the platters, plates, cups and saucers, the sugar jar and the cake stand all express the decorative patterns and textures distinct to the surfaces of Lisbon's streets.

It's unusual to see a traditionally inspired and locally influenced product line such as this as the winner of a Red Dot Design Award; however, it's no surprise that it was recognized by the judges, who praised its "high-precision craftsmanship" by Manoela Medeiros. The monochromatic tracery of florets, fans and grids is admired for the emotional affect they have on the beholder and the user. This Portuguese porcelain set is a work of art, and its acknowledgement signifies a strong contemporary taste for classic design.