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.
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This sardine that is always partying, as its name indicates, invokes special and fun occasions that merge with the spirit of the celebrations in Lisbon. Surrealistic in nature, it is dressed in mahogany wood and wears a metal mask. It is known for being a great wine lover, which makes it a must at any Portuguese table.
Designer: Carla Freire
Different scraps of cloth have been brought together, in the best “patchwork” style and, after a careful transformation at Bordallo Pinheiro; they have been turned into a ceramic quilted-sardine, ready to decorate and to make any corner of your home a bit more cozy.
Designer: Ana Araújo
Let's go, people! One more ride on the Sardine Carousel! This represents the essence of the fun of countless hours spent at fairs and on carousels, these unique and outlandish machines that have the particularity of turning even the grumpiest of adults into cheeky and lively children.
Designer: Daniel Souto
All that matters is feeling Fado. Because Fado doesn't sing, it happens. Fado feels, it doesn't understand, it doesn't explain. 2020 marks 100 years since the birth of the greatest figure in Portuguese Fado, and one of the greatest voices the world has ever known. And what a voice! Congratulations Amália!
Designer: Ana Gomes
Now here's a real movie star! In this year when the 125th anniversary of the first session of that filmmaker in Paris is being celebrated, this most famous sardine evokes the magic that celluloid film lets project. Cinema is celebrated with icons, with popcorn and with Hollywood.
Designer: Mário Augusto
This sardine wished to pay homage to the old school “battery radio”, so typical of Lisbon's neighborhoods, where through the windows one could hear, on a short-wave radio, the radio soap opera, Fado and football reports, which gave so many joys and sorrows to the people who listened to them. You did it!
Designer: Luís Barata
The combination of two flavors immediately associated with Portugal. One of them is the sardine (present in multiple national festivities, such as those honoring Popular Saints) and another iconic flavor: that of childhood chocolates, bought in corner shops and displayed in punch hole boxes.
Designer: Maria Beatriz Soares
This sardine dwells in a sea of calm waters, but with troubled shores. Troubled between life and death, between dreams and nightmares.
Designer: Silvano Mello
Madonna, always young, so girlie, the queen of pop, and always in Vogue. Global stardom was not enough for her, and that’s why now queen of Lisbon and of the smokiest sardines. Madonna is a top sardine, irreverent, sexy, sparkling, and she is now part of Portugal and what this country has to offer the world. Madonna or a good sardine – why not both in one?
Designer: Ana Gomes
A regular presence on the streets of big cities, the Taxi sardine is always ready to drive us to our destination. With different shapes and colors all over the world, here we made it black and green. And if the green light is on, just stretch out your arm for one more ride.
Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
“Vader” sardine would like to be a master of the force over the mind. Fan of one of the most charismatic characters of science fiction, whenever it can, it wears its disguise to fight against barbecues, sardine parties and other parties where it always ends up in corn bread... or on a plate! A sardine which wields the dark side of the force!
Designer: Ana Gomes
A sardine that reflects the contagious joy of the Popular Saints’ festivities, inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, who used bright and diverse colours to represent the impersonality of objects and celebrities, bringing art closer to everyday life. Portuguese tradition is pop too.
Designer: Arianne Amores
Designers: Arianne Amores and José Serrano
Integrated in the collection "Sardinha by Bordallo", we present the "Sardinha Made by You".
A set including a white sardine and 6 ceramic markers, allows you to personalize your sardine, and at the same time in a simplified form, lets you experience the process of creating ceramics, in your home.
Instructions for use are on the packaging: 1st Clean the sardine with rubbing alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol), 2nd Using the ceramic markers, decorate your sardine, 3rd Let dry for 15 minutes, 4th Bake the sardines for 25 minutes at 160°C.
Let your imagination your guide and create your unique sardine, or enjoy giving the gift a personalized piece to whomever you wish to most.
Designers: Elena Ospina and José Feitor
This is a cat that truly loves Lisbon sardines. He ate so many sardines that, inevitably, he became one of them.
Designer: Elena Ospina
Venice, masked and ready for the carnaval in the city of mystery, romance, music and drama. Inspired by renaissance frescos of the churches, Venetian textiles and lace, the canal streets and the mix of bold graphic signs this sardine glides though the water quicker than a gondola.
Designer: Craig Wheatley
Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h46, it is raining but it is fine…
Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h32, some raindrops…
Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h24, the sky becomes overcast…