125 YEARS OF HISTORY
Faianças Artísticas Bordallo Pinheiro (Artistic
Earthenware) was founded in 1884 with a view to revitalising the traditional
arts of ceramics and clay, blending them with the modernity of various styles
which are geared towards the future, but, above all, with the originality of
their creator, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro.
And so was spawned the mass production of pieces
which, until today, could not be dissociated from our mindset and cultural
references of a universal nature.
Bordallo paid attention to all the details in the
construction of his largest project: from the choice of the site, the lush
framework where springs burst forth and with two clay-pits, to the construction
of the primary school for the workers’ children in the factory space on the
The passion and creativity put into the work, social
conscience, humour and transgression of preconceived ideas lent the company a
notable quality, making it responsible for a legacy of great value.
and historic heritage which has now been redeemed by the acquisition of
Faianças Artísticas Bordallo Pinheiro by Visabeira Indústria.
Continuing to use a large part of centuries-old
techniques in the reproduction of the models, Faianças Bordallo Pinheiro is
continuing to recover an irreplaceable legacy.
Concurrently, and driven on by
the same pioneering spirit, it is an innovative company, creating products of a
contemporary nature and reinforcing its prestige on the various markets in
which it is present.
To stimulate the creativity, innovation and excellence
of the production of decorative and utilitarian earthenware, deploying
traditional environments and motifs and adapting them to modern requirements.
To maintain the integrity of past and the present,
with the concern to strengthen its identity, offer and quality.