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.
Like the sardine, we should be in schools, because we are stronger together,” says César Mourão. The actor and the illustrator Gião designed, produced and embarked (literally) on this sardine, rowing to get it moving and to take it to its destination: the public.
Designer: Cesar Mourão
It is difficult to think of Portugal without associating it with the sea. It is an extension of Portugal, of our existence and history. It is where everything begins and ends, but it also gives haven to tranquility and to imagining of the future which contrasts with the force of the ocean that embraces us, that motivates us to build bridges, to break the restlessness of the present and to look forward to the dawn. A beautiful tribute of Mariza.
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
Sorry I had to be the one to break the news, but it was never the storks that
brought babies home. Deal with it.
This one is for hard times. Crossing oceans in the form of affection. Even when
all roads seem torturous. Find in it a long sigh of love!
Designer: Rita Wainer
Pili was Rafael 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.
Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
Inspired by the graphic motifs that the Indians use on their bodies, blending with
the wefts of the straw they produce.
Designer: Chicô Gouvêa
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
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
“Sardabisco”, or sketchy sardine, is the mix of a sardine and a sketch.
Designer: Nuno Markl
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
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