THE SARDINE COLLECTION BY BORDALLO PINHEIRO
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, and EGEAC/Municipality of Lisbon, which has been organising, since 2011, the Sardines competition within the Lisbon Festivities.
This initiative, open to all participants, has resulted in a remarkable number of creative proposals, from which we chose those that make up this collection. Having started with 22 different models (21 originating from the competition, plus the original Bordallo sardine), its composition will be reviewed annually, with the introduction of new creative proposals and the discontinuation of others. Each year is therefore an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire some of these models.
Additionally, special limited editions will be created in collaboration with international designers.
Owner of the famous Fado house ''Mas que grande lata a tua!'', the Amparo Sardine is a Fado singer, heart and soul. With a distinctive voice, she puts Fado in her life, her loves and her hatreds. Especially her loves... Amparo is known to have married 7 and a half times, always with significantly younger fish.
Paulo Galindro was born July 11th, 1970. From a tender age he dreamed of becoming an Astronaut, design houses and paint books. He grew up, graduated in Architecture, and in time became an illustrator. True, he has not yet ripped the skies on a rocket, but his mind is always on the far side of the moon.