The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.
This sardine wanted to “change its life” and dress up as the man who said “I'm going to be a singer” and who became much more than that. It left at the crack of dawn of Saint António and became Saint António das Variações on its own. With his barber's scissors, the slippers for going out into the street and Saint Teresinha to protect him from harm, he sang... “Adeus que me vou embora” [“Goodbye I'm going away”], taken to the heavens by the limelight.
Designer: Ricardo Almeida
Pili was Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro’s cat, who like her companion Pires, used to live in the old factory grounds. An enchanting place in Caldas da Rainha. She lived happily with the affection of Master Bordallo, amidst gardens decorated with tiles and other faïences.
Virgínia vivia feliz, treinando saltos cada vez maiores no lago do jardim da Fábrica. Por vezes aventurava-se e ia para o lago gigante do Parque D. Carlos I, que ficava perto. O Mestre gostava tanto de trabalhar ao som do seu coaxar, que a identificou como a personagem da fábula de Esopo. Identificou-lhe o companheiro, o Paulo, e materializou-os em cerâmica num grupo escultórico gigante.
Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
The winning illustration of a Bordallo Pinheiro leisure campaign during the quarantine period has now been converted into a member of the “Sardine by Bordallo Pinheiro” family. All proceeds from its sale will revert to the SNS (Portuguese healthcare system), by purchasing the most essential equipment. A contribution from the brand to the well-being of all, in this difficult phase we are currently living through.
Designer: Andreia Baltazar
Carminho creates a sardine inspired by her family history and culture. A curation of Fado women who were present in her training, but also some of the most relevant in Fado history. These are ten women who have already left but who have left behind an incalculable legacy and cultural heritage.
Front: Hermínia Silva, Berta Cardoso, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Lucília do Carmo, Amália Rodrigues
Back: Celeste Rodrigues, Argentina Santos, Maria José da Guia, Beatriz da Conceição, Ana Rosmaninho
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ album “Yellow Submarine”, it is only fair to pay tribute to it, using our greatest icon, which is also yellow: the electric streetcar number 28. More and more a symbol of how Lisbon has become a world city. Only these two made me like yellow!
Designer: Alexandra Mendes
The special coexistence between men and dogs for thousands of years has extended the concept of family. So, if we can often see humans mourning the death of dogs, let us not be surprised to see dogs mourning the death of men.
Designer: World Press Cartoon
Sorry I had to be the one to break the news, but it was never the storks that
brought babies home. Deal with it.
“Sardabisco”, or sketchy sardine, is the mix of a sardine and a sketch.
Designer: Nuno Markl
Sardinha appeared naked at the hospital, saying she needed new clothes.
All the children created several outfits and had so much fun, they even forgot
that they were in the hospital. They were happy to design Sardinha’s new closet.
“I love drawing flowers, so I dressed up sardine with a big flower.”
Designer: Chualgarve - Pediatria Unidade Portimão
The Clérigos tower, the most beautiful and tallest bell tower, is one of the ex-libris
of the city of Porto. From the top of its 75 meters, after an athletic climb of 225
steps, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city.
Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
Inspired by the graphic motifs that the Indians use on their bodies, blending with
the wefts of the straw they produce.
Designer: Chicô Gouvêa